Gendered Turing Tests: Strategies for concealing and identifying gender online

@ Nova Cinema


As part of this year’s Pink Screens Festival, Canadian editor, designer and researcher ginger coons explores in this workshop how we parse gender and gender representation when others are divorced from our bodies. This three hour workshop is structured around a kind of Turing test, in this case called the Strategies game. Groups take on the role of either the agent trying to ascertain gender, or the agent trying to hide gender.



GenderBlending was a work session lasting from 11 till 22 November 2014 in Beursschouwburg, inviting body hackers, 3D theorists, game activists, queer designers and software feminists to experiment at the contact zones of gender and technology. Starting from the theoretical and material (...)