AI: Incidental Media Representation
There are a few pieces of media that I consume regularly – xkcd is the one that comes most immediately to mind, probably because I’ve got two printed comics on the bulletin board just behind my monitor – that I find myself increasingly appreciative of simply in how they employ some diversity in casting without making a big deal of it. That is, the straight white male is not taken as the assumed default.
Sometimes it strikes me as meta-depressing just how happy I get when I see a generic ‘scientist’ character with a damn ponytail.
Where do you see consistent representation (in terms of gender, race, and/or sexuality) in media? How often do you find it? Do you actively look out for it when you’re reading/watching/listening to something new?
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Featured image from xkcd.