Reset the Preset – Reflections on Societal Change and Technological Progress

Following the great success of Meet Feminist Tech -Diversifying Insights in Data and AI, the CitizenScience.AI project at ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig invites you to the second part of our colloquium in the winter semester 2023/2024. Three sessions are available to read and discuss current texts on the topics of Critical Decoding of AI and Socially Just and Sustainable AI, together with Dr. Sandra Buchmüller, guest scholar in feminist technology research:

The analog venue on the main campus of TUD Dresden University of Technology is: Merkel-Bau, Helmholtzstraße 14, room 118, first floor

Like in the first part, we regard the colloquium „Reset the Preset – Reflections on Societal Change and Technological Progress“ as an open reading and discussion format in which everyone can participate whenever, wherever and however they would like. Proposal of texts is explicitly encouraged.

Events in the series „Reset the Preset – Reflections on Societal Change and Technological Progress“

04.03.2024: Die Macht der Daten. Warum Künstliche Intelligenz eine Frage der Ethik ist.

he topic of our first meeting was the speech at the University of Osnabrück by Prof. Dr. Rainer Mühlhoff in the year of 2022. It is available as an open access publication of the Osnabrück University Press and as a clip on YouTube:


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Professor Dr. Rainer Mühlhoff sparked discussion with his speech on Predictive Privacy at the closing conference of the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden.

13.03.2024: Cyborg Manifesto

At our second meeting, we will discuss Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto. We are particularly interested in exploring what makes this article from 1985 so topical and timeless. It has long been serving as an incentive and starting point for projection, discussion, and inspiration, even captivating the author herself. Against the backdrop of a recent interview Donna Haraway gave to the Philosophie Magazin (No. 74 February/March 2024), we want to discuss the Cyborg Manifesto together and contextualise it for ourselves.


The events will be held in German until further notice. If you wish to discuss certain topics or texts in English, please contact us in person or via email. Please register, stating whether your participation will be analog or digital, at: We will be happy to provide you with the link to the digital room.