Virtual Event
Sat, Mar 25th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual Event

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Technology is often described as “disruptive” while it serves to perpetuate existing power structures.

It’s no accident that our technologies created to act as “caregivers” or “secretaries” have female voices. What does it mean to imagine an alternative, feminist voice interface?

Exploring how design can be used as a tool to reshape the technology that surrounds our daily lives, this free workshop with the collective tendernet considers what voice technologies and software could look like if we designed them in line with the central commitments of feminism: participation, agency, embodiment, equity, empowerment, plurality, and justice.

tendernet (Zoe Bachman, Katrina Peterson, and Becca Ricks) is an artist/hacker collective exploring feminist design practices in AI/ML. Its members are artists, designers, educators, and programmers.

The collective has led workshops and spoken at the Toronto Museum of Contemporary Art, Rhode Island School of Design, hackerspaces, conferences, and other places. It has also tabled at numerous fairs and festivals, including the Tech Zine Fair, the Feminist Zine Fair, Press Play at Pioneer Works, and the Internet Yami-Ichi.

Note: This is not a technical workshop, and no background knowledge is required. We invite anyone to participate.

This will be a free online event limited to 24 participants.

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About the Insights Lecture Series
Insights is a design lecture series for progressive creatives. A unique collaboration between the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, the series embraces the unexpected to present diverse, exploratory, and contemporary lecturers.
Featuring perspectives from around the world, Insights gives voice to adventurous design thinkers and makers. These designers often pose challenges and push the edges of their profession, in turn inspiring us to identify new perspectives in our own work.
For over three decades, the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota have co-presented the Insights Design Lecture Series and brought the world’s most adventurous design thinkers and makers to the Twin Cities.
Redefine your understanding of graphic design, dive into the thinking behind the work, then hang out after the lectures to meet the lecturers, grab a drink, and chat with your fellow design lovers.
Past lectures are archived on the Walker Art Center YouTube channel.