Nikita Huggins is a researcher, designer, creative technologist, educator, and producer - a creative who makes things with social impact and for self-exploration. Nikita’s studio practice focuses on Caribbean cultural preservation and addressing the absence of Caribbean representation in mainstream conversations, technology, and innovation. She creates tools for the Caribbean that allow the region to make use of the creative applications of technology.
Project Trini Talk is a tool that encourages cultural exploration through language. Trini Talk focuses on teaching the etymology of Trinidad English Creole through the island’s history. It applies emerging technology to preserve and articulate the etymology of the dialect and its historical context within Trinidad [and Tobago].
Additionally, Nikita received her master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University, where she also served as a Resident Researcher and Something in Residence (SIR). Nikita has worked as a production manager on museum and experiential installations. As a member of the ML5.js research group, Nikita focuses on making machine learning approachable to a broad audience of artists, creative coders, and students.