Eleanor Saitta

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Eleanor Saitta is a hacker, designer, artist, and writer. She makes a living and a vocation of understanding how complex systems operate and redesigning them to work, or at least fail, better. Her work is transdisciplinary, using everything from electronics, software, and paint to social rules and words as media with which to explore and shape our interactions with the world. Her focuses include the seamless integration of technology into the lived experience, the humanity of objects and the built environment, and systemic resilience and conviviality.

Eleanor is a co-founder of the Trike project, the Seattle Public N3rd Area space, and the Constitutional Analysis Support Team (CAST). Trike (http://octotrike.org) is an open source threat modeling methodology and tool which partially automates the art of security analysis. CAST (http://const.is) works with national constitutional assemblies to improve the quality of the documents they create and ensure they correctly represent the stated intention.

Eleanor is a regular speaker at conferences including the CCC Congress, SigInt, Uncivilization, ToorCon, and Arse Elektronika. She currently works as a Senior Security Associate with Stach & Liu, a US-based security consulting firm, and lives mostly in airports and occasionally in New York and London.


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