Caroline Sinders: Artist talk and introduction to Site Gallery Digital Residencytalk • 02 Sep 2021 6pm–8pm
Introducing Site Gallery’s inaugural Digital Resident, critical designer and artist Caroline Sinders.
In this online event, Caroline will introduce her plans for the residency and speak about her research project, Feminist Data Set, and the ways in which you can get involved with this initiative.
Feminist Data Set is a multi-year project that interrogates every step of the AI process that includes data collection, data labeling, data training, selecting an algorithm to use, the algorithmic model, and then designing how the model is then placed into a chat bot (and what the chatbot looks like). Every step exists to question and analyze the pipeline of creating using machine learning – Is each step feminist? Is it intersectional? Does each step have bias? How can that bias be removed?
Site Gallery’s Digital Residency is a remote residency for an artist working with online platforms, as part of our online programme, Digital Realness. The residency is an opportunity for an artist to explore new research and develop work with Site Gallery’s audiences.
Caroline Sinders is a critical designer and artist. For the past few years, she has been examining the intersections of artificial intelligence, abuse, and politics in digital conversational spaces. She has worked with the United Nations, Amnesty International, IBM Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation and others. Sinders has held fellowships with the Harvard Kennedy School, Google’s PAIR (People and Artificial Intelligence Research group), the Mozilla Foundation, the Weizenbaum Institute Pioneer Works, Eyebeam, Ars Electronica, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Sci Art Resonances program with the European Commission, and the International Center of Photography. Some of her research fellowships and funded research work has focused on dark patterns, community health, online harassment, AI inequity, and the labor and systems in AI and platforms.Currently, she is a fellow with Ars Electronica AI Lab with the Edinburgh Futures Institute. Her work has been featured in the Tate Exchange in Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA PS1, LABoral, Wired, Slate, Quartz, the Channels Festival and others. Sinders holds a Masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.