ariel hahn
always many things

a rectangular photograph of a tan driveway, shadowed by a leafy plant with a the shadow of a hand holding a phone in the bottom left corner.

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I am an artist, archivist, and digital librarian interested in questions of time, history, power, technology, and the natural world. Currently, I work with the Digital Services & Technology Department at Cal Poly Pomona as their first-ever Data Management Librarian.

I recently received an MLIS from the Department of Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles and am a former organizer for README, a student group that advocates for digital rights within libraries, archives, and information work. From 2018-2019, I worked as a Community Archivist and Librarian with the Women's Center for Creative Work / Feminist Library on Wheels as an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow for the UCLA Community Archives Lab.

My additional professional experience as a creative consultant and producer ranges from film and audio production to grant writing, web design, research, and archiving for artists, writers, publishers, and non-profits.

In the year prior to graduate school, I secured $175,000 in grants and tax credits for a New York-based neon art manufacturer, Lite Brite Neon; produced NO: an experimental audio mini-season about sexual consent with Peabody-nominated podcast, the Heart; and conducted extensive research for Academy-award nominated filmmaker Sam Green's current documentary, A Thousand Thoughts, about the Kronos Quartet.

I like to think about analog media, radical queer futures, networks of plant decay, and the transformative possibilities of digital tools.

Want to get in touch? You can reach me through email at arielhahn @ ucla.edu or via Twitter @aireuhl.


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UCLA is a land grant institution. As a student of this university and local resident, I acknowledge and pay my respects to the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, So. Channel Islands).

This territory acknowledgement and accompanying pronunciation has been adapted from and is attributed to the UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department.