Ciston, Sarah

Ciston, Sarah (c) Elisa Georgi

Sarah Ciston loves building tools to bring Intersectional approaches to machine learning and building community through creative-critical coding. They are a Mellon PhD Fellow in Media Arts and Practice at the University of Southern California and an Associated Researcher at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, plus author of “A Critical Field Guide to Working with Machine Learning Datasets” from the Knowing Machines research project. They also lead Creative Code Collective, a community for co-learning programming using approachable, interdisciplinary strategies. Ciston’s projects include a machine learning interface to “rewrite” the inner critic and a bot that tries to explain feminism to online misogynists.