Design Justice, A.I., and Escape from the Matrix of Domination


Image courtsey: Costello, Gabriel. Series titled Travelling while Trans. Image source: Journal of Design and Science, MIT Press

An essential read about how design justice could be an incomparable tool to address discriminations towards transgender, intersex and gender diverse people. More broadly the series explores the injustices that could result from algorithmic decision making and the preponderance of artificial intelligence based mechanisms.

In this essay we explore the continuing and immense relevance of frameworks such as Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw's intersectionality to address race and gender, and Patricia HIll-Collin's on the matrix of domination, in relation to emerging digital paradigms. In 2015 the Design Network Principles were also collaboratively proposed at the Allied Media Conference. Can these various frameworks and tools inform the intentional building of technology and systems that are more just, fair and not prone to repeating the exclusions and discriminations that exist in society?

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Friday, July 27, 2018
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