Landecker Fellow Nushin Yazdani and Marie Leidinger recently co-wrote an article, titled “Die Vermessung der Emotionen” for The Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy site. The piece discusses the emotion recognition systems that are widely used in our society today. Even though these systems have been proven to reinforce racist biases, they are still used by various organizations for their faster recruiting process. Additionally, they do often provide more security and better access to the needs of potential customers. Nushin and Marie’s article explores the different aspects of these systems.
You can read the full article here (in German).
Nushin is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.