The Bartlett School of Architecture


Possible Futures: Caroline Sinders

20 May 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Sounds and Sweet Airs, by Kornbongkoch Harnpinijsak, Nong Hua Lim, Weichen Tang

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Christine Wurth


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Possible Futures is a weekly lecture series that explores different ways to engage with and shape our collective futures, interrogating how the ability to ‘future’ can inform our practice as creatives, our actions and agency as citizens and our responsibility as human beings on this planet.
Our speakers are inspiring creatives, researchers, and activists that employ critical and speculative approaches to design and technology to question how ethical, inclusive and future facing our industry currently is. Lectures will explore various themes from human connection to mental health, accessibility and equality to sustainability, and the create narratives around possible futures. 

Lectures take place every Wednesday.

This series is organised by Christine Wurth of Design for Performance & Interaction MArch.

Speaker biography

Caroline Sinders is a machine-learning-design researcher and artist. Her most recent work examines the intersection of natural language processing, artificial intelligence, abuse, online harassment and politics in digital, conversational spaces. 

Caroline is the founder of Convocation Design + Research, an agency focusing on the intersections of machine learning, user research, designing for public good and solving difficult communication problems. As a designer and researcher, she has worked with Amnesty International, Intel, IBM Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation, and others. 

Currently, Caroline is a fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School, where she is exploring trust patterns designed to trick users in social networks. She is also a senior fellow of the Mozilla Foundation, where she is exploring AI, ethics, and society.

Caroline has held fellowships with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Eyebeam, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and the International Center of Photography. Her work has been featured in a number of international institutions including, the Tate Exchange in Tate Modern, the Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA PS1, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Channels Festival. 

Image: Sounds and Sweet Airs, by Kornbongkoch Harnpinijsak, Nong Hua Lim and Weichen Tang. Design for Performance & Interaction students, 2019.