Caroline Sinders

Principal Researcher and Founder, Convocation Research & Design

Caroline Sinders

Caroline Sinders is an award winning critical designer, researcher, and artist. They’re the founder of human rights and design lab, Convocation Research + Design. For the past few years, they have been examining the intersections of artificial intelligence, intersectional justice, systems design, harm, and politics in digital conversational spaces and technology platforms. They have worked with the United Nations, Amnesty International, IBM Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation, and others. Sinders has held fellowships with the Harvard Kennedy School, Google’s PAIR (People and Artificial Intelligence Research group), Ars Electronica’s AI Lab, the Weizenbaum Institute, the Mozilla Foundation, Pioneer Works, Eyebeam, Ars Electronica, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Sci Art Resonances program with the European Commission, and the International Center of Photography. Their work has been featured in the Tate Exchange in Tate Modern, the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, Telematic Media Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA PS1, LABoral, Wired, Slate, Hyperallergic, Clot Magazine, Quartz, the Channels Festival, and others. Sinders holds a Masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

They’ve been named by Forbes as an AI Designer to Watch in 2017, won the bronze award for Webby’s Anthem Award’s responsible technology category for a toolkit they created for technologists and community organizers for how to hold safe and caring events during COVID19, shortlisted for a Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award in the Social Good Category for a product they lead design on, and they have provided insights, critique and feedback to internationally regulatory bodies such as the ICO and FTC on technology, design, digital harm, and policy.  Their artwork on disinformation has been described “work [that] helps us better understand how easily visual culture contributes to their credibility” by Hyperallergic.

Caroline is currently based between London, UK and New Orleans, USA.

To schedule a coaching session with Caroline Sinders please send an email to [email protected].

caroline's recent work

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Feira 2023: Reflecting, Reconnecting, and Revitalizing

In September 2023, we were able to participate in Feira, the Global Gathering, a festival for digital rights defenders, convened by Team Community. The Feira was a three day social and networking festival hosted in Estoril, Portugal on September 15 - 17, 2023. The event, designed, modeled and named for the concept of a community market, was created to provide digital rights defenders with a space to connect with others in the digital rights community for informal meetups, discussions, and joy — particularly as this was the first time gathering in-person for most participants since before the start of the COVID19 pandemic.