A piece of the pie chart: Feminist robotics

Annina Rüst

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemChapter

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This paper analyzes the robotic gallery installation A Piece of the Pie Chart. The project addresses gender inequity in the tech world. It consists of a computer workstation and a food robot. The food robot puts pie charts onto edible, pre-baked pies. They depict the gender gap in technical environments. Visitors use the robot to create pies. Pictures of the pies are disseminated via Twitter, and the physical pies are mailed to the places where the data originated. In the following text, the author disassembles the machine in the context of feminist theory, feminist technology research, visualization, and political robotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLeonardo
EditorsTeri Rueb
PublisherMIT Press Journals
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329057
StatePublished - Aug 10 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Music
  • Computer Science Applications


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