Shirley Ogolla

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Shirley Achieng Ogolla is passionate about escaping the academic ivory tower by translating her academic work into interactive art installations for the broader public. In her latest work, AI Oracle, she invites visitors to engage with ethical questions on machine learning bias in the context of autonomous decision-making in an immersive way. Shirley is a doctoral student at the Humboldt Institute of Internet & Society, where she investigates the implications of AI in the knowledge workplace and has a background in Media Studies & Art History from the Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Freiburg, Sorbonne University Paris and New York University. In 2020, she was an affiliate at Metalab (at) Harvard. She co-founded collective no:topia, an international inclusive artist collective. Their work has been shown at PhEST in Monopoli, Ars Electronica Museum in Linz and Futurium Museum in Berlin.

Publications in association with ELLIS Alicante


Riccio, P., Colin, J., Ogolla, S., & Oliver, N. (2024). Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the whitest of all? Racial biases in social media beauty filters. Social Media and Society, 10(2), 20563051241239295.