Representations

From “artificial intelligence” to the “dark web,” metaphors shape how we perceive, understand, and use technology. And because narratives about technology tend to reflect the perceptions of the people who design them, they can reproduce the biases and blind spots of the insular and homogeneous communities that prevail in tech. This research field considers how representations—from language to art to design—may limit or augment the potential of technology.

 

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