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Building a Feminist Data Set - Workshop Two by Caroline Sinders

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Here are the booking details for the second of two accompanying workshops exploring how data collection can be used as an artistic practice and a collaborative, community practice. Asking what does ethical and communal technology creation and consumption look like?

Workshop Two, 13 November, 5-8pm - How are people used and mistreated in AI and how can we intervene in this underpaid, technical, labor system?

In this workshop we will move towards developing a feminist mechanical turk system, focussing on interrogating the human labor that really powers AI systems.

People do all sorts of tasks in AI systems, from sorting data and responses (such as for Cortana; human laborers often wade through Cortana conversations consumers have with the AI to annotate) to mechanical turk, where real people do many, many small tasks over many hours to train the AI models.

AI is made by people, and human hands, and those humans are often underpaid. Thus, we wonder, can we make a feminist system of this, how could we, and what could it look like?




The Feminist Data Set project will result in a large scale data set, a re-imagining of a mechanical turk system to create a feminist mechanical turk, then creating an algorithm. All of this will then be a part of the Feminist AI system. But to get there, you need data. The majority of AI and chatbot projects think of the AI component and the algorithms used as the entire project, but Feminist Data Set focuses equally on creating a data set that’s never existed before, and then using that data set to create Feminist AI.

The workshops are open to anyone interested in exploring the project but please note that the Feminist Data Set is intersectional and trans and non-gender binary inclusive.

The workshops are designed to be experienced together but can be booked onto seperately if you are unable to make both dates.

If you are unable to afford the workshop fee please email us directly on flock@invisibleflock.com




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. Caroline has held fellowships with BuzzFeed, Eyebeam, SOHO20 Gallery, the Yerba Buena Centers of the Arts, the Studio for Creative Inquiry, the International Center of Photography as well as others. Her work has been featured at the Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA PS1, the Houston Center for Contemporary Art, Slate, Quartz, the Channels Biennale, as well as others. Caroline holds a master's degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Workshops have been held previously at Resonate Festival in Serbia, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Soho20 gallery, and Glitch Conference as well as others.

Caroline is running these workshops as part of Invisible Flock’s residency programme where she will be working to create a series of artefacts responding to the Feminist Data Set that will push ideas of what illustration can mean, in relationship to cultural critique, technology and data.

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