Ari Schlesinger

Uncovering strategies for complex tech problems

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What if there was a way to design more fair and just algorithms from the get go? 

My research is about developing a design process that bakes fairness into technology in consistent and sustainable ways. From specific lines of code to abstract structures of theory, we can uncover strategies for developing more just technosocial futures. To learn more about where I've been, check out my bio or my CV.



05.03.19 Good news, I’m participating on a panel at McMaster University as part of the first Center for Networked Media and Performance (CNMAP) Symposium. More good news: there’s a live stream, so you can download the program and join in on the fun!

07.28.18 Excited to announce I'm a finalist for this year's GVU Foley Scholars. It's an honor to be recognized alongside my amazing colleagues.  

06.13.18 Come see me talk in St. Louis this year at PWLConf on September 26 2018, the day before Strange Loop (where I'll be hanging out for a few days).

04.03.18 HCIC (Human Computer Interaction Consortium) here I come. I've been accepted to participate in this year's HCIC focused on Human-Computer Interaction + AI.  

02.12.18 Look out for the Georgia Tech Women's Leadership Conference, Saturday, March 10, 2018, where I'll be moderating the Women in Tech Panel. 

02.09.18 I've received a Best Paper Award for my forthcoming CHI 2018 paper, "Let's Talk About Race: Identity, Chatbots, and AI", written by me, Kenton O'Hara, and Alex Taylor.

12.11.17 The paper I wrote with Kenton O'Hara and Alex Taylor has been conditionally accepted to CHI 2018—"Let's Talk About Race: Identity, Chatbots, and AI".


Connecting the Dots

Before I started working on my PhD at Georgia Tech, I was absorbing strategies, theories, and methods from a bunch of different disciplines with a focus on technology and social change. At the end of the day, I'm interested in building technology from the inside out that is tailored to the needs and values of individual communities.

Too many things in this world have discrimination built into their code. We can do better than this. If you’re interested in collaborating, please say hello! I look forward to seeing what we can do together.


from specific lines of code to abstract structures of theories