Through a series of three online workshops, the CAC invites you to participate in creating a Feminist Data Set. Through the work of artist Caroline Sinders, learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer algorithms, mechanical turks, and how to create a more free and just technological future.
Together, we will create a data set that has never existed before, and use that data to create Feminist AI. You don't need to be a technologist, AI engineer, or a robot to participate; just have open mind, a lot of curiosity, and a desire to resist data bias!
The workshops are hosted on Zoom and are open to anyone interested in exploring the project, and are intersectional, trans, and non-gender binary inclusive. This event is part of the CAC's online programming for Make America What America Must Become, An Exhibition of Gulf South Artists, on view at the CAC through January 24, 2021. Learn more and explore our Virtual Exhibition, here!
About Workshop #1 - Thursday, October 15, 2020
Can data collection itself function as an artwork? Can it act as a form of protest?
The first workshop in our series focuses on collecting 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. Through the workshop we will explore the potential of data to disrupt larger systems by generating new forms of agency. The creation of this feminist data set will act as a means to combat bias and introduce the possibility of data collection as a feminist practice, aiming to produce a slice of data to intervene in larger civic and private networks.
Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is required
Register for The Feminist Data Set Workshops
The workshops are designed to be experienced together but can be booked onto seperately if you are unable to make all dates. RSVP for the other upcoming workshops, below.
Workshop #2 (November 5, 2020): How are people used and mistreated in AI and how can we intervene in this underpaid, technical, labor system? Learn More and RSVP
Workshop #3 (December 10, 2020): This work is a deep provocation and a reflection of our wants and needs as a community. What is an intersectional feminist AI system or what would an intersectional feminist algorithm need? Learn more and RSVP