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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  • Interrogating AI Bias through Digital Art

    Abstract This field review leverages books, essays, academic journal articles, and a recent review of an emerging field to understand how racial bias in early photographic and film techniques carried […]

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