TRANSFEMINIST ALGORITHMS: A SPECULATIVE EXERCISE FOR A LESS FCKED UP FUTURE
Coding Rights headquarters – Rio de Janeiro, 7th November 2017
that's when it all started:
there is substantial evidence that most of the algorithms that command our digital interactions are biased, particularly towards reproducing what Black feminist scholar patricia hill collins calls the matrix of domination (capitalism, heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and settler colonialism). in other words, ai is currently organized to help mantain the status quo of social inequality and the norms of a consumerist, misogynist, racist, ableist, gender binarial and heteropatriarchal society.
what would the future look like if we could hack this trend? coding rights, in partnership with the mit codesign studio and yaso cordova, a hks fellow & berkman klein affiliate at harvard would like to invite you for an informal rendez-vous of women, femmes, and/or feminists who work on ai, algorithms, and design to brainstorm about the question: "what would transfeminist algorithms look like?"
with no strings attached about what is feasible or not, we just want to have a good time and join our brains in an exercise of speculative feminist futures for alternative algorithms. another algorithm is possible!