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Dismantling the New Jim Code: Black Centered Design

When: Friday, February 26, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Virtual
Cost: Registration required:
Description: Dismantling the New Jim Code: Black Centered Design -- featuring Woodrow W. Winchester III, Director of Engineering Professional Programs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

From recent controversies surrounding the implementation and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to studies finding pulse oximeters more error-prone in people with darker skin, the role and relevance of race and anti-Black racism in engineering design is clear. Black-Centered Design represents a framework by which the diverse and nuanced complexities of Black identity can act as an ethos for creating more inclusive, equitable, and accountable technological solutions. This talk introduces Black-Centered Design and offers pedagogical and epistemological strategies such as Afrofuturism that afford an explicit foregrounding of Black lives and bodies in technological design.
Topical Areas: Alumni, Faculty and Staff, Students, Open to Public, Prospective Students, Parents, Speakers and Lectures, A. James Clark School of Engineering, Discover New Knowledge, Inspire Maryland Pride, Transform the Student Experience, Turn Imagination into Innovation, Academics, Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural, Research