by Encoder Rat Decoder Art

Gender Generator is a novel interface for gender selection that invites reflection on how to categorize and describe identity though morphing shapes and icons. Current user interfaces often feed into binary databases, with binary or other discrete "binary+" inputs that fail to capture the true magnitude of gender. These assumptions about gender data and input reflect the creators' cultural values: male or female, singular, static.  We invite viewers to ask: can a computer understand my gender? How would I describe my gender? And more importantly -  now that we have the computational power to traverse every gender - do we want to be categorized this way? After all, queerness rebukes labels; data science inherently classifies through arbitrary boundaries.

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