Sarah CistonUSUniversity of Southern California
Sarah Ciston (she/they) is a Mellon Fellow and PhD Candidate in Media Arts and Practice at the University of Southern California and a Virtual Fellow at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. Their research investigates how to bring intersectionality to artificial intelligence by employing queer, anti-racist, anti-ableist, and feminist theories, ethics, and tactics. They also lead Creative Code Collective—a student community for co-learning programming using approachable, interdisciplinary strategies. Their creative-critical code-writing projects include a machine-learning interface to "rewrite" the inner critic and a chatbot that tries to explain feminism to online misogynists. They are currently developing an Intersectional AI Toolkit that includes a zine library and a code resource hub.