Aishatu is a peace technologist, AI ethicist, author, and experiential designer who advocates for social justice in AI and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) within Web 3.0 by forging new digital pathways for peace. She is a creative diasporan of African descent who can be found on the list of TOP 100 Brilliant and Inspiring Women in AI Ethics – 2022.
In her works, she references postcolonial theory, as well as African and Indigenous cosmovisions as found in mythology, folklore, and oral literature. As a visual and literary artist, Aishatu pushes the boundary between the real and the artificial. She explores narratives from the past, present, and future that empower, uplift, represent and honor Black experiences.
Her transdisciplinary practice spans speculative fiction, applied sci-fi, poetry, digital illustration, painting, and new media such as blockchain technology, AI, VR and AR. While Aishatu resists any given label, her work is framed by legacies of Africanfuturism, and Afrofeminist philosophies - like her predecessors, she uses science-fiction to reconfigure the present into an exhilarating vision of the future.