Speculative neuroscientist, Creative Director and mysterious writer are how Ashley Baccus- Clark is describe with the team Hyphen Labs, a 4- year-old collective of women of color that uses both science and art to create experiences with an eye on social issues. Baccus- Clark has a background in molecular biology with a concentration on stem cell research. However after a summer with the co-founder and dear friend Carmen Aguilar y Wedge in New York the summer when Philando Castile was unjustly brutalized by police redirected her path.
Hyphen- Labs is a collection of international women of color that uses both science and art to create experience with an eye on social issues. Baccus - Clark uses real- world data to create interactive experiences increase the awareness of their own privilege. In an interview with Vice Baccus- Clark spoke of what she and Hyphen- Labs are studying and testing. They are testing whether or not virtual reality can be a tool for decreasing prejudice an bias.
Hyphen- Labs are trying to help people unlearn all those stereotypes they have been fed for centuries. There are already built- in biases in our technology, but there can be an intervention before it is too late. By telling a story from a global perspective.