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Refiguring the Future, A NetGain Event: Claire Ruud

This conversation on the #Netgain Partnership explored the role of artists in critically examining the social impacts of artificial intelligence and related technologies, and highlighted how the arts can help us refigure the future. The event publicly launched REFRESH, a new initiative that supports the work of women, both transgender and cisgender, especially women of color, LGBTQ+ artists, and disabled artists, with the aim of fostering the creation of more diverse and inclusive work in the field of art, science, and technology. REFRESH was presented in partnership with Eyebeam, a nonprofit studio for collaborative experiments with technology towards a more imaginative and just world.

Confirmed presenters and performers:

Kate Crawford, Co-Founder and Director of Research, AI Now Institute at New York University
Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Co-Founder and Co-Curator, REFRESH
Lauren McCarthy, REFRESH Artist
Mendi and Keith Obadike, Artists
Dorothy Santos, Co-Curator, REFRESH

A panel discussion featuring leaders from the NetGain Partnership included:

Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman and Co-founder of Mozilla
Patrick Gaspard, President, Open Society Foundations
Julia Stasch, President, MacArthur Foundation
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

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