CyFER Exhibition, 19 June – 10 September 2023: Exploring the Security, Privacy, and Ethics of Female-Oriented Technology

From 19th June to 10th September 2023, an extraordinary exhibition, funded by the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence, will present artworks and designs that respond to scientific research on the privacy, security, and ethics of female-oriented technology. ┬áThis exhibition, organised by Royal Holloway University London’s Dr Maryam Mehrnezhad (Information Security Group (ISG) member and RISCS Associate Fellows, will be held at the Emily Wilding Davison Exhibition Space at Royal Holloway, University of London.

In an era of data-driven advancements and expanding knowledge of health, it is imperative to consider the implications of female-oriented technology, where its introduction can either foster equity or perpetuate gender discrimination, bias, legal barriers to reproductive rights, and new forms of gender-based harassment and violence. Artists and designers have worked in close collaboration with the CyFer scientific research team, comprising of computer scientists, cybersecurity experts, and designers. Together, they have crafted creative responses to these critical questions, forming an interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at inspiring and informing. Through their art, they provide alternative perspectives on these pressing issues, challenging widely accepted assumptions, exploring the emotional impact of scientific discoveries, and enriching our understanding of technology’s influence on our values and lives.

To register an interest in the launch event on the evening of 20th June and/or the preceding CyberMi2 symposium which will bring together experts to present on cybersecurity and online privacy for minority and minoritized people, please contact PETRAS Creative Communications Research Fellow Joe Bourne (joe.bourne@ucl.ac.uk)

For more information on the exhibition please visit:

CyFer (royalholloway.ac.uk)

https://sites.google.com/view/maryammjd/cyfer-project

 

 

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