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This exhibition presented artworks and designs that respond to scientific research on the privacy, security, and ethics of female-oriented technology. 

In an era of data-driven advancements and expanding knowledge of health, it is imperative to consider the implications of female-oriented technology, where its introduction can either foster equity or perpetuate gender discrimination, bias, legal barriers to reproductive rights, and new forms of gender-based harassment and violence. Artists and designers have worked in close collaboration with the CyFer scientific research team, comprising of computer scientists, cybersecurity experts, and designers.

Together, they have crafted creative responses to these critical questions, forming an interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at inspiring and informing. Through their art, they provide alternative perspectives on these pressing issues, challenging widely accepted assumptions, exploring the emotional impact of scientific discoveries, and enriching our understanding of technology's influence on our values and lives.

This work was led by Royal Holloway, University of London by Dr Maryam Mehrnezhad, Information Security Group (ISG). It was funded by the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity and could also not have been possible without the support and funding of The Gender Institute at Royal Holloway. Further information about the project can be found at the following link:

Exhibition ran 19 June 2023 - 10 September 2023


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