CyFer-Expression of Interest Call now is over!
Researchers from the CyFer project, funded by PETRAS, UK, recently has opened its call for entries looking for artists, designers and creative technologists who are interested in exploring FemTech cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and trust through creation of critical artefacts and interventions that include digital and material speculations.
Researchers from the CyFer project, funded by PETRAS, UK, recently has opened its call for entries, CyFer-Expression of Interest Call.
Organizer is looking for artists, designers and creative technologists who are interested in exploring FemTech cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and trust through creation of critical artefacts and interventions that include digital and material speculations.
There is a lack of data about women and other minority and minoritised groups in medical sciences. There is also bias and discrimination in health studies, data sets, and algorithms. FemTech solutions promise to centre these groups in the design and development of their systems. However, the FemTech industry remains largely unregulated. There is a lack of clarity in the law (e.g. GDPR and HIPAA), and in industry and user practice in relation to this extremely sensitive data on different levels i.e. user consent, third-party sharing, and algorithmic bias which may lead to malicious purposes. Organizer wants to commission a diverse selection of work, creating various new entry points to this research for new audiences.
They are open to all types of creative response to this call, but will require there to be a digital aspect to the work, whether this is the work itself or an accompanying artefact. You will have the opportunity to explore the technical and social aspects of this complex issue with the project team throughout your engagement, including workshops and informal interaction.
There is no expectation that all artists/designers must attend anything in person in the UK and we will take a flexible approach to working in person/online/hybrid depending on the composition of the group of successful artists and designers.
Successful applicants will be expected to start in Sept/Oct 2022 and finalise their work by the end Jan 2023. The exhibition itself is tbd, dependant on the composition of artists/designers/creative technologists and their anticipated works. However, a launch/exhibition is expected to be held in Mar 2023.
Ideas do not need to be fully formed at the point of EoI as organizer hopes you will embark on this project with an open mind. We will be looking for:
➜ Your initial thoughts on FemTech cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and trust; why you are interested; any initial broad ideas concerning your response,
➜ An overview of your practice and the medium you anticipate responding in,
➜ Examples of previous work that are relevant to this call in any capacity,
➜ Explanation of how you might include a digital aspect to your work.
➜ Demonstration of interest in the subject matter and quality of initial ideas
➜ Quality of previous work
➜ Explanation of how the work will include a digital aspect
➜ Experience of working with research/science previously desirable but not essential
Successful applicants will be informed by 9th September 2022.
EoIs are welcome from all over the world.
Selected artists, designers, and creative technologists will receive £1500. You will retain ownership of the work in the long term but will agree to it being exhibited by PETRAS at the end of the project. You will also need to provide digital artefact(s) which PETRAS will retain use of for future research and public engagement activities. Organizer will cover the costs of transporting works.
There is no entry fee to participate!