POETECHS is powered by artists, writers, coders, and musicians who care about people’s relationship to technology. We prioritize compassion because we grew up using tech as a means to connect with each other, ourselves, and the outside world. We grew up writing poems to friends in virtual chatrooms. We grew obsessing over video game storylines. We grew up noticing how technology made us feel. we used it to evoke real emotions and record our struggles. We learned how to empathize via FaceTime. We learned how to express ourselves inside internet forums. We learned how to solve mysteries in search engines. We learned how to grow music out of software. We know how to write code, manipulate media, digitize fashion, and build cyber communities. POETECHS makes socially-engaged art that combines our interests in people, computers, and that lush area in between. We do this because we care about the people that build, maintain, and use technology.