SPACE4 Event - The Good Robot: Why Technology Needs Feminism


The Good Robot: Why Technology Needs Feminism

Thursday 30 May 18:30-20:30 | £5 deposit (free if you email

SPACE4 has proudly teamed up with The FUTURES Podcast to present this live event.

We’ll be hosting Dr Kerry McInerney and Dr Eleanor Drage to talk about the themes of their newest book, The Good Robot: Why Technology Needs Feminism.

Dr Kerry McInerney (née Mackereth) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, where she co-leads a project on how AI is impacting international relations. Aside from The Good Robot, Kerry is the co-editor of the collection Feminist AI: Critical Perspectives on Algorithms, Data, and Intelligent Machines (2023, Oxford University Press) and the co-author of the forthcoming book Reprogram: Why Big Tech is Broken and How Feminism Can Fix It (2026, Princeton University Press).

Dr Eleanor Drage is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Centre for the Future of Intelligence. She teaches AI Professionals about AI ethics at Cambridge and presents widely on the topic. She specialises in using feminist ideas to make AI better and safer for everyone. She is currently building the world’s first free and open access tool that helps companies meet the EU AI act’s obligations. Eleanor is also an expert on women writers of speculative and science fiction from 1666 to the present - An Experience of the Impossible: The Planetary Humanism of European Women’s Science Fiction.

Eleanor and Kerry are co-hosts of The Good Robot Podcast which explores gender, technology and feminism and asks key thinkers ‘what is good technology?’.

They will be in conversation with Luke Robert Mason who hosts the FUTURES Podcast - a show that explores the topics of artificial intelligence, human enhancement, space travel and virtual reality. Mason is a British-born futures theorist who is passionate about engaging the public with emerging scientific theories and technological developments.

The Good Robot is published by Bloomsbury Publishing and available for pre-order here.


SPACE4 is part of Outlandish, a co-op that builds websites and digital tools for social good. We are interested in tech for good, progressive economics, and social change. We provide co-working, meeting, and events space, primarily to social enterprises and digital activists. We also organise and host a range of events, workshops, and meetups around these topics. Don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit us.

The £5 charge on this event is a deposit that will be refunded if you attend. The reason behind this is to assure bums on the seats as we spend a lot of time prepping for these events and workshops. If you’re unable to pay contact for free registration.

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