Claudia Rafael is a Digital Artist based in Berlin. Her work focuses on issues of technology, extended and mixed realities. She is interested in investigating how, "digitalism forms new aesthetics" related to nature, art and pop culture.
With the paper “Beauty in techno-expressive times — extended posthuman beauty and bodies”, she advocates for an emancipatory use of digital tools like AR and AI that can transcend prevailing social norms on beauty through offering alternative possibilities of (self)imagination to everyone — not only for the virtual but ultimately in the physical world.
In 2020 she co-founded NEWFORMAT, Creative Studio and CGI experts, combining cutting-edge technology with innovation and vision.