Workshop: Ethics in Tech

The Civic Tech Sisters, a program for young female leaders from Ukraine and Germany, invited me for a workshop about ethics in tech from a feminist perspective. What a fantastic opportunity to revisit the ol’ examples about ethics in tech and add a feminist twist to them! We had a wild ride that included Wernher von Braun’s departments (or rather the things that weren’t, apparently), different normative systems of ethics, and why feminist ethics are less generalized and instead more performative. We ended the evening by discussing cases in which tech has failed people, and tried to wrap our heads around whether ethics is in fact the right answer to these fails.