Technology and Power: Public Seminar


Join us to explore tech-related grassroots human rights advocacy campaigns and ideas for brighter technological futures.

About this Event

The Technology and Power: Public Seminar will consist of a series of presentations from an engaging group of early career researchers, artists, advocates, and activists who will introduce concepts of human rights in the technology sector, report on a selection of ongoing tech-related grassroots human rights advocacy campaigns, and explore possibilities and methodologies for alternative technological futures.

For those participating in the Technology and Power Workshop, the public seminar will provide framing and theory to put the hands-on workshop activities into context.

This event is open to all.



6 May 2021, 1pm - 3pm

7 May 2021, 1pm - 3pm


This event will be streamed on CCI's YouTube channel. You will receive a link to join the event a few days before the event, once you registered your attendance.

In order to follow along with the session, you will need a device with access to the Internet.

Please let us know if you have any special access requirements in the sign up form.

This public seminar is part of Technology and Power, a learning programme designed and delivered by Dr Peaks Krafft and brought to you by UAL's Creative Computing Institute.

As part of this programme, CCI is also inviting everyone interested in the topic of technology and activism to apply to take part in ā€œTechnology and Power: Rights, Resistance and Reimaginingsā€, a 4-day online workshop that will walk participants through socio-technical critical analysis of case studies and introduce practical skills for investigation and intervention.

For more information about the Technology and Power learning programme and workshop, please visit


Dr Peaks Krafft (they/them)

Dr Peaks Krafft (they/them) is Senior Lecturer and MA Internet Equalities Course Leader at the University of Arts Londonā€™s Creative Computing Institute. Dr Krafft undertakes critically-oriented computer science research, academic organising, and community organising, especially recently on four issues in higher education and tech: social impacts of technology; personal and institutional accountability; anti-racism in organisations, and conflicts of interest from tech funding.

Twitter: @_pmkr



Coveillance Collective

A collective of technologists, organizers, and designers who employ arts-based approaches to build communal counterpower against new forms of technology-driven oppression. Website

Matt Mahmoudi (he/him), Amnesty Tech

Researcher/Adviser at Amnesty Tech and Scholar of Tech & Migration. #BanTheScan @DocMattMoudi

Jennifer Lee (she/her), ACLU-WA

Tech & Liberty Manager at the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. @jennifer_e_lee

Mallika Balakrishnan (she/her), No Tech For Tyrants & University of Cambridge

Researcher and organizer interested in human rights, Latin America, and global justice. #RecruitMeNot

Jazmin Morris (she/her), University of the Arts London

Artist and educator creating digital experiences that highlight issues surrounding gender, race and power; focusing on the complexities within simulating culture and identity. LinkedIn

Kira Allmann (she/her), University of Oxford

Postdoctoral researcher working on digital in/equality, digital rights, and community internet networks. @KiraAllmann

Florence Okoye (she/her), AfroFuture_UK

Curator, user experience/service Designer, and comic artist interested in Open Access and mundane intersectional futurist practice. @FINOkoye

Yasmine Boudiaf (she/her), Goldsmiths, Ada Lovelace Institute, & The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest

Artist and technologist investigating tech infrastructures, drawing on trans*feminist, queer and anti-colonial perspectives. @YasmineBoudiaf

Irene Fubara-Manuel (they/them), University of Sussex & Ada Lovelace Institute

Lecturer, media artist, game designer, and researcher on coloniality, biometric surveillance, migration, race & sexuality, and African digital futures.


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Date & Time

May 6, 2021, 7 p.m. - May 6, 2021, 9 p.m.



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