Firas Darwish is a computer engineering student at New York University Abu Dhabi. A Jordanian born and raised in Abu Dhabi. his exposure to the arts in the past was limited to the dozen theatrical productions he helped produce, direct, or perform in. Currently, Firas explores the role historical objects and conceptions play in the Arab World’s political and cultural space. His academic journey pushes him to question the social implications of data-driven development and the dangers that arise from a rapidly developing and adaptive tech field that’s underpinned by a structural gender asymmetry.