Get a sneak peek of the new film Coded Bias prior to its broadcast premiere and continue the conversation locally.
Front Range Community College is hosting a public screening of the new documentary film Coded Bias from Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens. Watch the movie, then join us for a live virtual discussion with Colorado experts. The virtual events are free and open to the public.
What: FREE virtual screening of
ABOUT THE FILM:
When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that many facial recognition technologies fail more often on darker-skinned faces or the faces of women than others, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in the technology that shapes our lives.
If you enjoy the film—and/or it leaves you with burning questions you’d like to discuss—please join us directly afterward for a special live conversation with local experts:
Josephine Colson—Chief Marketing Officer, Code Like a Girl (CLC). Colson is an influential voice in the conversation of gender equity in tech. After 7 years working in industry, Josie grew tired of peddling technology that was built by a small demographic with a limited worldview. So she joined forces with the CLC Girl Gang and now uses her efforts to tell the story of tech’s gender problem. And the solution is clear – it’s time to change the face of tech. Code Like A Girl is a community of Australian women inspired by technology, hungry to grow their coding skills and share it with others. They enable and inspire women and girls around the globe to be equal creators in the world of technology.
Kandrea Wade—PhD student, Information Sciences, CU Boulder. Kandrea is focusing on algorithmic identity and the digital surveillance of marginalized groups. She seeks to discover and assist in creating proper ethical regulations and education on algorithmic identity and digital literacy. With a background of more than 15 years in entertainment and media, her interests have evolved from demographic programming for entertainment and media theory to corporate user ethics and legal protections for the digital citizen. Currently, Kandrea is researching how we can harness entertainment, marketing, media and fine arts as educational tools for translating difficult digital concepts in vulnerable and marginalized communities. Kandrea holds a BA in technical theatre from The University of Texas at Arlington and an MA in media, culture, and communications from New York University, where she is also a Founding Fellow in the Digital Interests Lab.
Lauren Isenhour—Associate Electro-Optical Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space. Currently an associate electro-optical systems engineer at Lockheed Martin Space, Lauren specializes in fiber laser systems. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physics from CSU in 2019. While attending Front Range Community College in 2016 she joined the team at Pretty Brainy, a nonprofit that empowers girls to gain STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and teaches the technical and soft skills that they will need to advance in their field of choice.
What: Live Zoom Panel Discussion of the film
Link to Participate:
FILM THEMES/DISCUSSION TOPICS: technology, race & ethnicity, gender, implicit bias, facial recognition software
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About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS‘s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories and join the conversation. For more information, visit www.pbs.org/independentlens/indie-lens-pop-up.
About Independent Lens
Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. Join the conversation: facebook.com/independentlens and on Twitter @IndependentLens.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.