Eyeo 2019 – Catherine D’Ignazio



FEMINIST DATA, FEMINIST FUTURES
| Catherine D’Ignazio at Eyeo 2019 |

People at eyeo are innovators – they make futures. In this talk Catherine invites you to try on some feminisms for your futures. She talks about two projects: a book that charts a course for feminist data science and a hackathon to make the breast pump not suck. There is power in challenging power. There is power in design to empower. There is power in feminist imaginations and feminist futures. 

Catherine D’Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer and software developer who focuses on data literacy, feminist technology and civic engagement. She has designed global news recommendation systems, run women’s health hackathons, created talking and tweeting water quality sculptures, and led walking data visualizations to envision the future of sea level rise. Her art and design projects have won awards from the Tanne Foundation, Turbulence.org and the Knight Foundation and exhibited at the Venice Biennial and the ICA Boston. Her research at the intersection of technology, design & the social change has been published in the Journal of Peer Production, the Journal of Community Informatics, and the proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI). 

D’Ignazio is an Assistant Professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization at Emerson College, a Senior Fellow at the Engagement Lab and a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Civic Media & MIT Media Lab. Her forthcoming book from MIT Press, Data Feminism, co-authored with Lauren Klein, charts a course for more ethical and empowering data science and visualization practices.

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