#DRAGVSAI is a hands-on workshop that explores identity, gender presentation, face surveillance, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic harms.
You'll learn about the basic workings of facial recognition technologies from AJL founder and Poet of Code Joy Buolamwini. Then, with the assistance of veteran drag performers, you'll learn how to use make-up, accessories, and other props to drag the machines and confront the ‘Coded Gaze’ -- the algorithms that claim to read our age, gender, mood, and identity. Once you've assembled your look, you'll have a chance to do your thing on the runway! Finally, you'll learn about how to move from individual acts of resistance to shared oversight of facial recognition technologies and AI systems.
Host your own Drag Vs AI Workshop! We'll provide you with everything you need to get started: a facilitation guide, slide deck, short video explainers, and access to the Serving Face testing tool.
You can use our instructional videos for your workshop, or use our lesson plan to teach your own.
Virtually or in person, participants can use found objects , accessories, or makeup to serve face and disrupt face surveillance.
Hear the reflections of the first #DRAGVSAI participants
Bring #DRAGVSAI to your community by downloading the workshop materials to do it yourself, and/or by requesting training to help you host your workshop. Drag performers not included!