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    From: Zeffiro, Andrea <zeffiroa@mcmaster.ca>
    Date: Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM
    Subject: [DHSI] Creative Research + Feminist Data
    To: institute@lists.uvic.ca <institute@lists.uvic.ca>

    Good morning,

    Please find information below for an artist’s talk and workshop
    featuring Caroline
    Sinders (https://carolinesinders.com/). This is the final event in the Relevant
    Research Series (https://scds.ca/events/relevant-research/), co-presented
    by the Sherman Centre (https://scds.ca/) and Spark
    (https://cress.mcmaster.ca/) at McMaster University.

    *Research Driven Art*

    *Talk | 9-April, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:30 EST [**register*
    (https://u.mcmaster.ca/research-driven-art)*]*

    Caroline Sinders is an artist and researcher whose work explores the
    intersections of critical design, trauma, data, and AI as art. This talk
    will explore the methodology she’s created to guide both her art and
    research practice, called “research driven art.” Inspired by
    photojournalism, critical design, and open source software, research driven
    art is a process driven artistic methodology and approach to knowledge
    mobilization.

    *Feminist Data Set*

    *Workshop | 16-April, 2021 | 10:00 – 2:00 EST [**register*
    (https://u.mcmaster.ca/feminist-data)*] *

    Can data collection itself function as an artwork? Can it act as a form of
    protest? In this workshop, participants will collect feminist data
    beginning with an introduction to machine learning, data, and design
    thinking, and leading into a collaborative and facilitated process with the
    objective of building a feminist data set from the ground up. This workshop
    explores how data collection can be used as an artistic practice and a
    collaborative, community practice. The workshop is intersectional and trans
    and non-gender binary inclusive.

    *More about Caroline Sinders *

    Caroline Sinders is a machine learning design researcher and artist. She 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 as well as
    others. She is also a research fellow with Harvard University’s Kennedy
    School of Government and Policy.

    Organized by

    &

    Relevant Research is generously funded by The Social Sciences and
    Humanities Research Council of Canada

    Andrea Zeffiro, Ph.D.
    Academic Director, Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship
    Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia
    McMaster University
    1280 Main St. W
    Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
    (905) 525-9140 ext. 21901
    zeffiroa@mcmaster.ca

    McMaster University sits on the Territories of the Mississauga and
    Haudenosaunee Nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One
    Spoon” wampum, an agreement amongst all allied Nations to peaceably share
    and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

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