I CONTAIN MULTITUDES: Exploring Automated Gender Recognition Technology as Violence through Classification

In this Workshop we will discuss automated gender recognition (AGR) technology’s current uses in our daily lives, and highlight the ways in which these systems are particularly difficult for those who do not visibly fall within the gender binary (Male:Female) or who do not identify as either male or female. We will draw on research with transgender and nonbinary individuals as well as our own experiences as trans and nonbinary activists and researchers to make the claim that gender classification is violent -- it cannot be optimized into a positive offering. Participants will be invited to feed photos of themselves into various AGR systems and review outputs with the group, to discuss the feelings the results elicit.

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Type Workshop
Language English