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Caroline Sinders will be in residency over the next six months, hosting a series of online workshops, discussions and artist talks.

Sinders will be inviting audiences to take part in her multi-year project, Feminist Data Set. Feminist Data Set is a public facing, social justice art practice. The collecting of feminist data is held through public workshops and forums. Watch Caroline Sinders’ introductory talk below to find out more.

Feminist Data Set imagines data creation, as well as data sets and archiving, as an act of protest. In a time where so much personal data is caught and hidden by large technology companies, used for targeted advertising and algorithmic suggestions, we ask what it means to make a data set about political ideology, particularly one designed for use as protest.

Pedagogically, Feminist Data Set operates in a similar vein to Thomas Thwaites’s Toaster Project, a critical design project in which Thwaites builds a commercial toaster from scratch. Feminist Data Set, however, takes a critical and artistic view on software, particularly machine learning. What does it mean to thoughtfully make machine learning, to carefully consider every angle of making, iterating, and designing? Every step of this process needs to be thoroughly re-examined through a feminist lens.

The workshops will take place on:

Saturday 18 September, 2pm – 4pm
Saturday 16th October, 2pm – 4pm
Saturday 20th November, 2pm – 4pm
Thursday 2nd December, 6pm – 8pm

Find out more and book here

If you would like to express interest in a future Feminist Data Set workshop not yet listed on our ticketing page, or would like more information, please email Producer Robyn Haddon at robyn.haddon@sitegallery.org

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.

About Caroline Sinders:

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.

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