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Contextual Normalcy: AI and Mental Health Futures

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Supplyframe DesignLab

30 East Del Mar Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91105

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Join our community conversation and workshop as we explore how AI can help us reimagine new opportunities in mental health and wellness.

Our thinking around what is “normal” mental health varies by culture and context. However, approaches to diagnosis are often colored by a western perspective of normalcy. We cannot separate cultural perspectives from what is considered mentally ill in certain locations, and amongst certain cultures. It’s the approach and thinking about the symptomatology that cannot be removed, and is problematic when we think of inclusive approaches to classification, diagnosis and treatment.

We need to build better tools for people living with mental health disorders and move beyond western thinking about normalcy by co-creating and crowdsourcing questions surrounding mental health. At #Connect 2018, we will discuss our research project “Contextual Normalcy” (produced with Feminist.AI and Mozilla sponsored XRStudio) - a participatory AI Research project in which we use artificial intelligence to create alternative visions of normalcy with crowd-sourced data. In this event we will talk about how AI can create new opportunities for wellness research.


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The DesignLab is located at 30 E Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, CA. You probably won't find street parking nearby, but please see this Google map showing the Supplyframe DesignLab location and nearby parking structures:
  • Del Mar Station Parking Structure (2 min walk), 198 South Raymond Avenue. 626.817.0827
  • Schoolhouse Park & Walk Structure (7 min walk), 33 East Green Street. 626.577.8963
  • De Lacey Park & Walk Structure (10 min walk), 45 South De Lacey Avenue. 626.577.8963
Public Transportation

Using the Metro Goldline trains is quick and easy. It takes about 20 minutes from Union Station in downtown LA to Del Mar Station, which is less than 2 minutes walk from our front door. Trains run about every 10 minutes during the day and 20 minutes at night from 11:00pm-2:00am.

There are also buses that serve Old Town Pasadena. The nearest intersection is FAIR OAKS/DEL MAR BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91105. You can find timetables or use the Metro Trip Planner at metro.net.
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