Android Pythons and the Ferocious Feminine
DATE / TIME
10 Nov, Sun
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Blue Room
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This session is in English
Teo Xiao Ting
How have women been contorted to fit into the language of predominant systems that are often patriarchal and masculine? This conversation draws the connection between technology and literature to examine the linguistics of femininity and feminism within these systems.
This session is co-presented with Ethos Books.
Marylyn Tan is a queer, female, linguistics graduate, poet, and artist, who has been performing spoken word since 2014. She is invested in building community, emancipating the marginalised, and the alienated, endangered body. Her first volume of poetry, Gaze Back (published by Ethos Books; finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award), is the lesbo Singaporean trans-genre witch grimoire you never knew you needed. Marylyn has been published in various anthologies, including A Luxury We Must Afford, Inheritance, and ASINGBOL Anthology. She writes for your bewilderment.
Photo credit: Ethos Books
Dr Ayesha Khanna is co-founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (A.I.) advisory firm and incubator, whose clients include SMRT, Sompo, Smart Dubai and Habib Bank. Forbes magazine has named Ayesha as one of Southeast Asia’s ground-breaking female entrepreneurs (in 2018) and featured ADDO AI as one of four leading A.I. companies in Asia (2017). She is also the founder of 21C Girls, a charity that delivers free coding and artificial intelligence classes to girls in Singapore.
Francis Bond makes computers that understand language.