AX Mina (Ana) is a creative consultant, leadership coach, author and artist who thinks about the future of work, technology, media and society. She is a current Senior Civic Media Fellow at the USC Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication and previously led operations at Meedan, a global technology non-profit.
Mina is author of Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power (Beacon Press) and digital editor for Ai Weiwei: Spatial Matters (MIT Press). Her newest book, the Hanmoji Handbook, is co-authored for MITeen Press about emoji and the Chinese language.
She has spoken at venues like Creative Mornings, Harvard Law School, the Personal Democracy Forum, and the International Journalism Festival, and she has contributed writing to publications like the Atlantic, Fast Company, Hyperallergic and the Economist, and she has exhibited art in spaces such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Mozilla Festival and the Museum of the Moving Image.
Mina serves on the board of several NGOs, teaches trauma-informed yin yoga, and helps produce innovative media projects, including as associate producer for the Oscar-nominated documentary Ascension and producer of Five and Nine, a podcast about magic, work and economic justice.