Feminist Data Set Workshop
Can data collection itself function as an artwork? Can it act as a form of protest? In this workshop, participants will collect feminist data beginning with an introduction to machine learning, data, and design thinking, and leading into a collaborative and facilitated process with the objective of building a feminist data set from the ground up. This workshop explores how data collection can be used as an artistic practice and a collaborative, community practice. The workshop is intersectional and trans and non-gender binary inclusive. For more: https://carolinesinders.com/feminist-data-set/
Caroline Sinders is a machine learning design researcher and artist. She is the founder of Convocation Design + Research, a design and research agency focusing on the intersections of machine learning, user research, designing for public good, and solving communication difficult problems. As a designer and researcher, she's worked with groups like Amnesty International, Intel, IBM Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation as well as others. She is also a research fellow with Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and Policy. For more: https://carolinesinders.com
Caroline will be giving an artist's talk on April 9, 2021. Register here: https://libcal.mcmaster.ca/calendar/scds/research-driven-art
CODE OF CONDUCT
CRESS and the Sherman Centre are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for its presenters and participants. As a participant in this session, you agree to support and help cultivate an experience that is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive, as well as free of harassment, discrimination, and oppression. We reserve the right to remove participants who exhibit harassing, malicious or persistently disruptive behaviour. Please refer to our code of conduct webpage for more information.