Caroline sinders, parker higgins, & James pierce

Tuesday APRIL 18, 2017 @ 7pm

Oakland, CA

James Pierce © 

James Pierce © 


Caroline Sinders is a machine learning designer/user researcher, artist. For the past few years, she has been focusing on the intersections of natural language processing, artificial intelligence, abuse, online harassment and politics in digital, conversational spaces.Caroline is a designer and researcher at Wikimedia, and a BuzzFeed/Eyebeam Open Lab Fellow. She holds a masters from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program from New York University.

Parker Higgins is an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in issues at the intersection of freedom of speech, transparency, and copyright law. His writing has appeared in publications such as Wired, The New Inquiry, Gizmodo, and Techdirt. He previously lived and worked in Berlin, Germany.

James Pierce is currently a lecturer in the Jacobs Institute for Design innovation at UC Berkeley and research affiliate at Georgia Institute of Technology. James’ work frequently blends humanities-based theory and criticism, interpretive social science approaches, and designerly and artistic practice. James has longstanding research interests in speculative design, design theory, sustainable design, and everyday social practices. His more recent research topical interests include state surveillance, the politics of digitally disconnecting, and ghosts. James has published over 50 articles in top conferences and journals spanning the fields of design research, human-computer interaction, and ubiquitous computing. His work has been awarded numerous best paper awards and nominations. 

The Living Room Light Exchange is organized by Liat Berdugo and Elia Vargas. It meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Support for the Living Room Light Exchange is generously provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant Program. The Exchange is also fiscally sponsored by the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

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