Maya Livio writes, makes media, and curates about the contact zones between ecosystems and technological systems.

Livio’s interdisciplinary, justice-oriented research and practice have been supported by venues such as the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, A-Z West, Redline Contemporary Art Center, SUPERCOLLIDER, and Labocine by Imagine Science Films, and have been featured in The Washington Post, VICE, Vanity Fair, The Institute of Networked Cultures, and NPR, among others. She has commissioned and programmed new media as Curator of MediaLive, an annual international festival at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), and old media as Curator of the Media Archaeology Lab, a collecting institution for historical technologies.

In 2023, Livio was awarded the Caltech-Huntington Residency for her project Salvaging Birds, on avian AI and queer ecology. In 2023, she was also awarded the American University Research and Innovation Award for undertaking a project at Airlie, the site at which Earth Day was founded. She holds a PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder and MA from the University of Amsterdam. She is Assistant Professor of Climate, Environmental Justice, Media and Communication at American University. 

Livio lives between the California Coastal Sage & Chaparral and Chesapeake Rolling Coastal Plain ecoregions (Los Angeles/DC).