Tiny Tech Zines
Tiny Tech Zines (TTZ) is a Los Angeles zine fair focused on technology. Community-based at its core, TTZ offers a space to be critical of technology by highlighting the perspectives and stories of communities that tech often fails to thoughtfully consider. Silicon Valley has long been the dominant force behind technological innovation in the US, creating tech that often fails to serve people of color, queer, trans, and disability communities. TTZ thus serves as an accessible space to use zines, art, and workshops to collectively reveal and counter these weaknesses in tech.
In addition to paper zines, submissions of digital and experimental zines are highly encouraged! Visit tinytechzines.org to register for a table or propose a workshop. Admission to TTZ is free and open to the public.
TTZ is co-organized by Rachel Simanjuntak, Tristan Espinoza, and Tyler Yin. TTZ is also inspired by the original NY Tech Zine Fair organized by Mimi Onuoha & Taeyoon Choi.
Rachel Simanjuntak is an artist, designer, and community organizer born and raised in Los Angeles. She is an alumni of the School for Poetic Computation in New York City and has spoken at events like LA’s 2019 Processing Community Day. She is working to spark more conversations about care and its critical role in the future of art and technology.
Tyler Yin is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and media artist interested in configuring speculative experiences for digital natives. He holds a BA from UCLA in Design Media Arts with a minor in Film, Television, and Digital Media. In his practice, Tyler engages with the unique affordances of procedural media and expressive software as entry points to explore emergent behaviors, symbolic relationships, and unexpected narratives.
Tristan Espinoza is a filipinx-american artist and community organizer based in Los Angeles. His work uses code, performance, and 3d graphics to investigate notions of togetherness and collective power. He is also a member of the filipinx-american art and design collective Export Quality, providing communities with platforms to investigate eurocentric, capitalist modalities, and explore what alternative, non-binary futures can emerge from intersectional narratives.
Visual by Rachel Simanjuntak