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Why smart home devices need a feminist reboot

Author Kathy Nickels
Date 4 August 2021

In a recent interview on “Talks at Google”, ADM+S researchers Yolande Strengers and Jenny Kennedy discuss their book “The Smart Wife: Why Siri, Alexa, and Other Smart Home Devices Need a Feminist”.

Speaking with moderator Jan Schneider, Yolande and Jenny point out that the design of gendered devices reinscribes outdated and unfounded stereotypes and the impacts of advanced technology design on gender equity.

They propose a rebooted Smart Wife that would promote a revaluing of femininity in technology design and society.

Watch the interview here