Presented by:

Genevieve Smith-Nunes

from University of Cambridge

Genevieve is a doctoral candidate at Darwin College, University of Cambridge, and also serves as a lecturer at the University of Roehampton. She highly values the invaluable experience and knowledge acquired through collaboration with professionals across various domains of education and industry. Genevieve proudly describes herself as a self-professed geek and an avid enthusiast of science fiction.

Presently, Genevieve has recently submitted her Ph.D. at Cambridge University, Darwin College, delving into the realms of creative computing education and data ethics by means of biometrics, XR (extended reality), and ballet. Her research spans across multiple disciplines and aims to raise awareness about the ethical considerations associated with computing education, specifically for pre-service teachers, employing biometrics and classical ballet as expressive tools. Through live performances, video recordings, and interactive experiences, the ballets expose audiences and participants to new possibilities in computing, ethical insights, and knowledge. Genevieve's project, DataDrivenDance, explores the ethical and social justice implications of future technologies, including human augmentation, while also seeking to reimagine the delivery of creative computing education.

Currently, Genevieve is working on a captivating augmented reality (AR) episodic ballet called "Singularity".

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An open collaborative discussion on the use of biometrics and ballet to promote awareness of data ethics among trainee computing secondary teachers. The discussion will begin with a presentation of the methods used, and the results obtained, followed by an exploration of what data ethics means for our current and future computing classrooms.

The very short presentation will describe how biometric data was collected from the trainee teachers during a ballet session, and how this data was used to demonstrate the potential ethical implications of data collection and usage.

The goal of this BoF is to encourage an interactive discussion on the topic of data ethics and its relevance to computing education. Participants will be invited to share their experiences and ideas on how to incorporate data ethics into the classroom, and how to engage students in discussions about the ethical implications of data collection and usage.

Keywords: Data Ethics, Biometrics, Ballet, Computing Education, Curriculum Integration.

30 min
Snap!Con 2023
Birds of a Feather
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