Danae Tapia is a writer, multimedia artist and technologist born in the Chilean working class. She is a researcher and lecturer of Hacking and Autonomous Practices at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
She is the founder of The Digital Witchcraft Institute, an arts organization registered in The Netherlands. This venture was Danae’s project for her fellowship with the Mozilla Foundation which started as an artistic-research experience dedicated to collect and showcase advanced non-conforming approaches to the use of tech. To the present day, The Digital Witchcraft Institute has executed a series of projects about sacred interoperability.
In the past, Danae has been part of several organizations dedicated to digital justice, such as the Riseup Collective in the US, Coding Rights in Brazil and Derechos Digitales in Chile. She has a bachelor degree in social communication from Universidad de Chile, a master of science in management from the University of Bristol and a research master in comparative literary studies from Utrecht University.