What does it mean to imagine a feminist digital voice interface? Through a series of speculative design exercises, we will prototype and discuss what voice technologies might look like if we designed them in line with the central commitments of feminism: participation, agency, embodiment, equity, empowerment, plurality and justice. Participants will learn the basics of designing a conversational UI but no prior coding skills are needed.
Imagining Feminist Interfaces is presented in partnership with Digital Justice Lab and Trinity Square Video.
tendernet is a collective of female-identifying technologists, writers, educators, designers and activists whose work explores speculative design, networked devices and privacy through an intersectional feminist framework. Most recently, the collective has led workshops aimed at developing radical feminist interventions to emerging technologies, with a focus on voice interfaces. Becca Ricks and Zoe Bachman are co-founders of tendernet. tendernet.us
The Digital Justice Lab’s (DJL) mission is to focus on building a more just and equitable digital future. Working alongside technologists, community activists and policymakers, DJL helps shape a better public understanding of technology and its impact on communities across the country. Through capacity building, public engagement and continuous collaboration, DJL supports diverse communities in making informed decisions around digital issues. Digital Justice Lab is a project of Tides Canada, a registered Canadian charity dedicated to providing uncommon solutions for the common good.
We recommend that workshop participants bring a laptop.
This workshop is part of a series of workshops presented in partnership with Digital Justice Lab for Age of You.