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Reminder: "Building a feminist data set" workshop with Caroline Sinders, 17 Jan, Kassel, DE

---Apologies for cross-posting---

CF+ Lab Meeting #2 with Caroline Sinders:
“Building a feminist data set and a feminist technological praxis” 

12:00-18:00, January 17, 2019 
Kassel, Germany

During this meeting of the ongoing project “Reconfiguring computing through
cyberfeminism and new materialism” (CF+) we will invite participants to
explore what it means to establish a feminist technological praxis. An example
of such praxis will be explored during a workshop “Feminist Data Set” with
machine learning designer/user researcher, artist and digital anthropologist
Caroline Sinders ( In the past years she has
been examining the intersections of natural language processing, artificial
intelligence, abuse, online harassment, and politics in digital,
conversational spaces. She is the founder of Convocation Design + Research, an
agency focusing on the intersections of machine learning, user research,
designing for public good, and solving difficult communication problems. As a
designer and researcher, she has worked with Amnesty International, Intel, IBM
Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation, and others. 

The workshop „Feminist Data Set“ will investigate varying methods of
creating a feminist data set. What is feminist data inside of social networks,
algorithms, and big data? A feminist data set queers the archive, the
spreadsheet, and the data set. It moves beyond a white and male space, forcing
the technology to reflect the community. A feminist data set acts 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.  Exploring its potential to disrupt larger systems by
generating new forms of agency, the session asks: can data collection itself
function as an artwork? How can we create data to be an act of protest against
oppressive algorithms?

For more information please see here:
Link to Facebook event:

About CF+
CF+ is a project of the Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems research lab
at the University of Kassel, Germany. The project aims to lay the groundwork
for revisiting dominant modes and practices of knowledge and artefact
production in computer science through cyberfeminist and feminist new
materialist lenses. It also aims to consolidate a network of researchers,
artists and designers working on and interested in these issues for on-going
collaboration. More here:


If you wish to register for Lab Meeting, please send an email

If you wish to become part of the broader CF+ network of scholars, artists and
designers interested in the intersection between computer science and feminist
theory, please also send a link to your work and a short biographical
note to  

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues and students.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Goda Klumbyte | Researcher | PhD Candidate

Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems (GeDIS)
Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) 
University of Kassel
Office: Pfannkuchstr. 1 / 34121 Kassel
Phone: +49  561  804-6026

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