The tech industry is not representative, diverse or inclusive. It is therefore no surprise that consumer technologies are a direct reflection of this unbalance: unrepresentative, discriminatory and non-inclusive.
“Technology serves as an amplifier of underlying values and social structures.”
In this workshop we’ll explore the gendering of personal intelligent assistants (PIAs) like Siri, Cortana, Amazon Echo and Google Assistant, and collaboratively re-imagine them to create feminist alternatives that work towards social, economical and political equality.
We’ll be asking:
- What dominant notions/oppressions/discriminations are embodied in PIAs?
- How can we challenge these?
- How can this be PIAs be used to create more equitable present/futures?
To tell alternative narratives about PIAs that challenge the dominant narratives. What kind of stories can we tell about a world where nobody is oppressed and we are all equal?
Fictional narratives: we’ll use simple props to speculate and bring to life alternative narratives for the present and future of PIAs.
Workshop will be held at
Kaisaniemenkatu 7, 00100 Helsinki