Event

People’s History of the Internet: Workshop with Caroline Sinders

Caroline Sinders will be offering an in-person workshop as part of People’s History of the Internet, a research project which aims at producing a decentralized and global narrative of the network’s presence and impact in our daily lives.

The workshop will use design thinking strategies as an artistic method to document, map, and explore collaborative ways to build and remember web community histories. More specifically, it looks to broaden, shift or remediate accepted narratives or representations of the Internet, and to highlight key figures (some of them women-identified, or BIPOC) and moments which have largely been erased from canonical histories of the Internet. Participants will be invited to contribute data which brings forth our intimate, personal, subjective or countercultural experiences of (and entanglements with) the web.

This workshop will happen in-person at the Milieux Institute Resource Centre (EV-11.705) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with a one-hour lunch break from Noon to 1:00 pm.

Participation is free, but places are limited; please book by contacting Daniel Fiset at dfiset@phi.ca.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art.

This workshop will be offered in English.

Caroline Sinders

Caroline Sinders is a machine-learning-design researcher and artist. For the past few years, she has been examining the intersections of  technology’s impact in society, interface design, artificial intelligence, abuse, and politics in digital, conversational spaces. Sinders is the founder of Convocation Design + Research, an agency focusing on the intersections of machine learning, user research, designing for public good, and solving difficult communication problems. As a designer and researcher, she has worked with Amnesty International, Intel, IBM Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation, and others.

*Photo courtesy of the artist