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WORKSHOP: Caroline Sinders: People's History of the Internet

Sunday, May 15, 2022
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration is closed


Caroline Sinders


This event is free


The Milieux Institute


Fondation PHI
451 rue Saint-Jean
Montréal, QC H2Y 2R5

Caroline Sinders will be offering a workshop as part of People’s History of the Internet (working title), a research project which aims at producing a decentralized and global narrative of the network’s presence and impact in our daily lives.

Using Miro to build a collaborative framework with participants with differing levels of professional or personal engagement with Internet, the project looks to broaden, shift or remediate accepted narratives or representations of the Internet, and to highlight key figures (some of them women-identified, or BIPOC) and moments which have largely been erased from canonical histories of the Internet. Participants will be invited to contribute data which brings forth our intimate, personal, subjective or countercultural experiences of (and entanglements with) the web.

The workshop will be of a duration of two hours, and the location is to be determined shortly. This workshop is the first in a longer-term collaboration with the PHI and Sinders around this global project.

Caroline Sinders is a machine-learning-design researcher and artist. For the past few years, she has been examining the intersections of technology’s impact in society, interface design, artificial intelligence, abuse, and politics in digital, conversational spaces. Sinders is the founder of Convocation Design + Research, an agency focusing on the intersections of machine learning, user research, designing for public good, and solving difficult communication problems. As a designer and researcher, she has worked with Amnesty International, Intel, IBM Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation, and others.

Sinders has held fellowships with the Harvard Kennedy School, the Mozilla Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Eyebeam, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and the International Center of Photography. Her work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, the Open Technology Fund and the Knight Foundation. Her work has been featured in the Tate Exchange in Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA PS1, LABoral, Ars Electronica, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Slate, Quartz, Wired, as well as others. Sinders holds a Masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

For online attendance, please click the link in the left-hand column of this link.

To register for in-person attendance (space is limited to 10 people!), please send an email to with the subject Caroline Sinders WORKSHOP.

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