Historically, zines reflect the communities that create them. The AI Yesterday community brings together academics, artists, technology practitioners & communities of users. We call for wider literary & creative participation within a supportive environment through collaboration. By joining transdisciplnary groups that work on or are affected by the same technology, we hope to imagine new visions for AI research, practice & use.
The workshop will be held online via Zoom and participants will use Miro to create and discuss their positions behind AI. No prior knowledge is required. Analogue zine-making supplies are also encouraged. Bring whatever stationary you like, cut and paste images to map out thoughts in visuals. Participants are encouraged to submit their visuals both physical and digital contributions at the end of the session, which will then be published in the inaugral issue.


Joshua Noble

An interaction designer, author, and researcher examining how machine learning and human centered design practices can and should inform one another. He's also written five books on programming and physical computing for designers and artists.

He's most recently published Everything is Someone with co-author Simone Rebaudengo, a book of seven bedtime stories for children about non-human intelligence and object oriented ontology

Dr. Molly Wright Steenson

A writer, professor, historian, and designer. At Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Steenson is Vice Provost for faculty and the K&L Gates Associate Professor in Ethics and Computational Technologies & Associate Professor in the School of Design

She is the author of Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape (MIT Press, 2017), a history of AI and architecture. She holds a PhD in Architecture from Princeton University.

Prof. Gina Neff

Prof. Neff is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford. She studies innovation, the digital transformation of industries, and how new technologies impact work.

Her book, Self-Tracking, co-authored with Dawn Nafus (MIT Press, 2016) focuses on the practices and politics of using consumer technologies to track health and other everyday personal metrics.



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