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.
When the project launches, you'll be able to request that AJL facilitate a Drag Vs AI workshop at your school or organization, gain access to a facilitation guide and other materials that you can use to host a Drag Vs AI workshop yourself, and connect to the community of AJL Agents to help build a movement towards equitable and accountable AI!