14.10.19

Book Club: Invisible Women

Science Gallery Dublin continues with our newest book club designed to facilitate dialogue and debate around influential and thought-provoking texts.

For the next event on Tuesday November 26th, we're reading Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias In A World Designed For Men by British journalist Caroline Criado-Perez. The text examines the gender data gap and how this integral lack creates a dangerous design bias for over half of populations in terms of urban design, healthcare and the places we work. It posits the question, 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?

Caroline Criado-Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner. Her #3 Sunday Times best-selling second book, INVISIBLE WOMEN: exposing data bias in a world designed for men, was published in March 2019 by Chatto & Windus in the UK & Abrams in the US. It spent sixteen weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller lists, is being translated into twelve languages, has been shortlisted for the 2019 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and is the winner of the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize. Caroline was the 2013 recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award, and was named OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015.

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. 

Click here to learn more about the series, nominate a book for the second club or avail of a 10% discount in the Science Gallery Shop. Tickets to the next Book Club will be available in early November. 

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