BOOK CLUB: INVISIBLE WOMEN

Could all our unsolvable problems be deciphered by a woman’s eye? As with the data in front of us waiting to be used, would Freud have found an answer to ‘the riddle of femininity’ if he had simply asked a woman?

Science Gallery Dublin continues with our new book club designed to facilitate dialogue and debate around influential and thought-provoking texts. For the second installment, we're reading Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias In A World Designed For Men by British journalist Caroline Criado-Perez.

The book highlights the realities of existing as the fairer sex. Criado-Perez examines the gender data gap and how this integral lack creates a dangerous design bias for over half the population of Ireland in terms of urban design, healthcare and the places we work. Moderator Kevin Koidl will join guest speaker Claire Marshall and a team of Science Gallery Dublin table hosts in a round-table discussion focused on this seminal text.  

Tune into the Book Club from the comfort of your own homes by accessing the Heliosphere live-stream. The Heliosphere is an all-inclusive science communication concept with the purpose of including the wider public in scientific debates. It is based on two main components: a 360-degree live-feed camera that allows the online audience to follow the debate and an AI-empowered speech to text analysis of the debate to provide an overview of the main topics and sentiment within a debate.

Contact events@dublin.sciencegallery.com to nominate a book for the second club or avail of a 10% discount in the Science Gallery Shop.

PANELISTS

Claire Marshall manages the programme of activities for the Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership (TCGEL) in Trinity College Dublin, which includes project managing the SAGE (Systemic Action for Gender Equality) Horizon 2020 Project funded by the European Commission, and coordinating Trinity’s involvement in the Athena SWAN Charter. Through these and previous projects, Claire has developed and implemented Gender Action Plans to advance equality within academia and research, as well as working with other organisations to guide their gender equality initiatives.

Kevin Koidl is the founder of the Heliosphere and a research fellow in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Kevin graduated in 2006 with a Dual Masters in Computer Science and Business Studies from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany and later received his Ph.D. in Computer Science. 


The Heliosphere is an all-inclusive science communication concept with the purpose of including the wider public in scientific debates. It is based on two main components: a 360-degree live-feed camera that allows the online audience to follow the debate and an AI-empowered speech to text analysis of the debate to provide an overview of the main topics and sentiment within a debate.

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