Dr Nancy Mauro-Flude is a performance artist and theorist. Her experiential pedagogy and research focuses on core questions relating to machine learning, embodied cognition, and ecological systems theory. Research Fellow at the Institute of Network Cultures, she leads the ‘Next Nature: Engineering Flora Fiction and Data Fauna’ studio, at the College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University. Represented by Bett Gallery, her work has been featured at: Transmediale; Ars Electronica, Museum of New and Old Art, Kunsthall Vienna, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery and most recently was recently recognised with a shortlisting for the Tasmanian Women’s Art prize. Founder of Desponias Coven, a feminist led web server, atelier and science fiction mothership, her contributions comprise of art making, dancing, curating, citizen science enquiry, nonfiction and scholarly writing.