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Ctrl + c

University of Plymouth, Plymouth (UK)

Anja Groten gives a workshop entitled 'Ctrl + c – Force quitting persuasive algorithmic search processes' at the 9th SAR - International Conference on Artistic Research.

The workshop takes the Feminist Search Tool ( as a starting point. The Feminist Search Tool is a digital interface that invites users to explore different ways of engaging with a library catalog (putting forth the question: Why are the books I read so white so male so Eurocentric?). The collective Hackers & Designer ( was invited by the collective Read-in ( to develop a working prototype last year and will develop the tool further this year. Groten uses the occasion of the SAR workshop to collectively explore the tool and discuss pressing questions such as "Who/what is responsible for a search result? And who/what decides eventually which book we read?“