Feminist Data Set is an ongoing multi-year art project that combines lectures, workshops, and calls to action to collect feminist data to create a series of interventions for machine learning. What is feminist data? Feminist data can be artworks, essays, interviews, and books that are from, about, or explore feminism and a feminist perspective. The creation of this feminist data set will act 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.
This project is largely based on the idea that to remove bias within machine learning, the “removal of bias” itself has to be manifested into a “thing” to teach or sway the algorithms. By using workshops, the artist starts to define the parameters for feminist words, interactions, their definitions, their origins and, potentially, their creators.
- This project is presented in the framework of the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Caroline Sinders (US) is a machine learning design researcher and artist. For the past few years, she has been focusing on the intersections of natural language processing, artificial intelligence, abuse, online harassment, and politics in digital, conversational spaces. Caroline 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, and others.
Caroline has held residencies and fellowships with Google’s PAIR (People and Artificial Intelligence Research lab) as a writer in residence, the Yerba Buena Centers of the Arts, Eyebeam, the Studio for Creative Inquiry, and the International Center of Photography. Her work has been featured at MoMA PS1, the Houston Center for Contemporary Art, Slate, Quartz, the Channels Biennale, and others. Caroline holds a masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. https://carolinesinders.com/