Picture a STEMinist

Three recent documentaries chronicle the achievements and challenges of exceptional women working in science and technology. Livestreamed talks with women in STEM complement the films.

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  • Picture a Scientist

  • Woman and the Glacier

  • Coded Bias

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  • Coded Bias

    Shalini Kantayya
    United States, 2020

    Available Beginning November 18
    Thursday, November 19, 6 PM PST: Livestream conversation: Meredith Broussard, danah boyd, Valerie E. Taylor, Seyi Olojo, and Eden McEwen

    Coded Bias shows how the widespread adoption of machine learning and automated decision making in financial services, human resources, voter registration, and law enforcement makes the racial and gender bias embedded in artificial intelligence an urgent civil rights issue.

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  • Picture a Scientist

    Sharon Shattuck, Ian Cheney
    United States, 2020

    Available for Two Days Only, October 28–29
    Thursday, October 29, 6 PM PDT: Livestream conversation: Mahzarin Banaji, Nancy Hopkins, Katya Cherukumilli, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, and Yonna Kim

    Demonstrating the toll that discrimination and harassment take on women in the sciences, this documentary asks what is lost to scientific progress when the contributions of half the population are discouraged.

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  • Woman and the Glacier

    Audrius Stonys
    Lithuania, Estonia, 2016

    Tuesday, November 10, 6 PM PST: Livestream conversation: Isabella Velicogna, Valeri Vasquez, Erin Pettit, and Alex H. Bush

    Observation supersedes explication in Audrius Stonys’s magnificent portrait of Lithuanian scientist Aušra Revutaite, who has spent more than thirty-five years on the Tuyuksu glacier in Kazahkstan studying the effects of climate change.

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