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Join Dr Eleanor Drage and Dr Kerry McInerney as they ask the experts: what is good technology? Is ‘good’ technology even possible? And how can feminism help us work towards it? Each week, they invite scholars, industry practitioners, activists, and more to provide their unique perspective on what feminism can bring to the tech industry and the way that we think about technology. With each conversation, The Good Robot asks how feminism can provide new perspectives on technology’s biggest problems. 

The Good Robot Dr Kerry McInerney and Dr Eleanor Drage

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Join Dr Eleanor Drage and Dr Kerry McInerney as they ask the experts: what is good technology? Is ‘good’ technology even possible? And how can feminism help us work towards it? Each week, they invite scholars, industry practitioners, activists, and more to provide their unique perspective on what feminism can bring to the tech industry and the way that we think about technology. With each conversation, The Good Robot asks how feminism can provide new perspectives on technology’s biggest problems. 

    The curse of online beauty culture with Ellen Atlanta

    The curse of online beauty culture with Ellen Atlanta

    We’re expected to look amazing online, but also natural. We’re fighting against the gender pay gap, but also spend thousands on cosmetics. In this episode, Ellen Atlanta talks us through the paradoxes of feminism and beauty in the digital sphere.This episode includes an ad for the What Next|TBD podcast. 

    • 33 min
    Isabella Rosner on Needlework and History's Hidden Technologies

    Isabella Rosner on Needlework and History's Hidden Technologies

    In this episode, we talk to Dr. Isabella Rosner,  a curator at the Royal School of Needlework and a research consultant at Witney Antiques. Isabella tells us about the evolution of embroidery as a technology, and the complex relationship between needlework and feminism. We use this history to shed light on technology and feminism today.This episode includes an ad for the What Next|TBD podcast. 

    • 33 min
    Darren Byler on how China surveils Uyghur Muslims

    Darren Byler on how China surveils Uyghur Muslims

    In this episode, we talked to Darren Byler, author of Terror Capitalism and In the Camps, Life in China's High Tech Penal Colony. We discussed his in depth research on Uyghur Muslims in China and the role played by technology in their persecution. If you're just listening to this on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, you can now watch us on YouTube at The Good Robot Podcast.This episode includes an ad for the What Next|TBD podcast. 

    • 27 min
    Thuy Linh Tu on the Racial History of Dermatology

    Thuy Linh Tu on the Racial History of Dermatology

    In this episode we talk to Thuy Linh Thu, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. We talk about how good technology disperses power, while bad technology concentrates power, the racial history of dermatology, including the connections between the Vietnam War, medical experimentation on incarcerated men in the U. S., and retinol creams,. Please note that this episode contains references to medical experimentation and racial violence.This episode includes an ad for the What Next...

    • 28 min
    Hot Take: The Good Robot BOOK!

    Hot Take: The Good Robot BOOK!

    In this very special Good Robot hot take we talk about our new book, The Good Robot: Why Technology Needs Feminism. It's a beautiful new illustrated book where the top scholars, activists, artists, writers, technologists, all come together to respond to the prompt: good technology is... Kerry and Eleanor chat about getting its illustrations as tattoos, and you can vote for which one you think we should get tattooed. And then we have some more serious conversations about why good technology is...

    • 29 min
    Shannon Vallor on feminist care ethics, techno-virtues and vices, and the 'AI Mirror'

    Shannon Vallor on feminist care ethics, techno-virtues and vices, and the 'AI Mirror'

    In this episode we chat to Shannon Vallor, the Bailey Gifford professor in the ethics and data of AI at the University of Edinburgh and the Director for the Centre for Technomoral Futures. We talk about feminist care ethics; technologies, vices and virtues; why Aristotle believed that the people who make technology should be excluded from citizenship; and why we still don't have the kinds of robots that we imagined that we'd have in the early 2000s. We also discuss Shannon's new book, Th...

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Stardust1233 ,

Brilliant pod

Absolutely love this pod! Dr Drage sounds really hot :)

formula53 ,

what a load of twaddle

really hard listening - 'switched off’ after 10 minutes but this is just my personal opinion

Bren3 ,

Fantastic!

Wow! Absolutely LOVE this podcast - has challenged so much of my thinking, will definitely share.

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