DOCC 2015: September – December
Collaborations in Feminist & Technology
Stay tuned here for updates on new activities including Video Dialogue Meet-Up Screenings, Town Hall Meetings, Pedagogy Workshops, and Working Sessions.
Contact Ivette Bayo Urban and T.L. Cowan, co-chairs of the FemTechNet Pedagogy Projects Committee: FTNPedProCom [at] gmail [dot] com
Week 1: Bodies
Week of September 21, 2015
Video dialogy featuring Alondra Nelson and Jessie Daniels with Lisa Nakamura and Sidonie Smith. See video here.
- Alondra Nelson. “The Social Life of DNA.” Chronicle of Higher Education. 29 Aug. 2010. https://chronicle.com/article/The-Social-Life-of-DNA/124138/
- Jessie Daniels. “Web 2.0, Healthcare Policy and Community Health Activism.” Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals. Eds. Donna M. Nikitas, et. al. Sudbury MA: Jones and Bartlett (2011): 277-285. https://www.academia.edu/6820282/Case_Study_Web_2.0_Healthcare_Policy_and_Community_Health_Activism
Video dialogue with Skawennati and Heather Cassils moderated by T.L. Cowan. See video here.
- Christine L. Liao, “My Metamorphic Avatar Journey.” Visual Culture & Gender. 3 (2008). https://vcg.emitto.net/3vol/liao.pdf
- Henry Jenkins. “It’s 2012. Do You Know Where Your Avatar Is?”: An Interview with Beth Coleman.
- Part One, April 13, 2012: https://henryjenkins.org/2012/04/our_avatars_our_selves_an_inte.html
- Part Two, April 19, 2012: https://henryjenkins.org/2012/04/its_2012_do_you_know_where_you.html
Watch artist talks brought to you by FemTechNet:
Discussion featuring video dialogue with Dorothy Roberts and Karen Flynn moderated by Sharon Irish.
Wk 2: Difference
Week of September 28, 2015
Video dialogue with Shu Lea Cheang and Kim Sawchuk moderated by Sara Diamond. See video here.
- Nyman, Micki (2013). Interpretation makes it real: Disability and subjectivity in biopics of three women artists. Disability Studies Quarterly, 33(4). Retrieved from https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/1777/3259
- M’charek, A. (2010). Fragile differences, relational effects: Stories about the materiality of race and sex. European Journal of Women’s Studies, 17(4), 307-322.
- Annamma, S., Connor, D. J., & Ferri, B. A. (2013). Dis/ability critical race studies (DisCrit): Theorizing at the intersections of race and dis/ability. Race Ethnicity and Education, 16(1), 1-31. https://www.academia.edu/2258717/Dis_ability_critical_race_studies_DisCrit_theorizing_at_the_intersections_of_race_and_dis_ability
Wk 3: Feminism, Technology and Race
Week of October 5th, 2015
Video dialogue with Lisa Nakamura and Maria Fernandez, moderated by Anne Balsamo. See video here.
- Lisa Nakamura, “Queer Female of Color: The Highest Difficulty Setting There Is? Gaming Rhetoric as Gender Capital,” Ada: a Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No. 1. 2012
- Lisa Nakamura, “Cyber-race,” PMLA: Proceedings of the Modern Language Association, Special issue on Comparative Racialization, 2008
- María Fernandez, “Cyberfeminism, Racism, Embodiment,” Domain Errors: Cyberfeminist Practices!, Maria Fernandez, Faith Wilding, Michelle M. Wright, eds (New York: Autonomedia 2002).
- chescaleigh, “Just Stop Talking About Race!!”
- Jay Smooth, “How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist”
- Aamer Rahman (Fear of a Brown Planet) – Reverse Racism
Wk 4: History of the Engagement of Feminism, Technology and Issues of Women’s Labor
Week starting October 12, 2015
Video dialogue with Judy Wajcman interviewed by Anne Balsamo. See video here.
Open Source Reading(s):
- “Families without Borders: Mobile Phones, Connectedness, and Work-Home Divisions” by Judy Wajcman, Michael Bittman, and Judith Brown https://www.lse.ac.uk/sociology/pdf/Wajcman%20Families%20Without%20Borders.pdf
- “Circuits of Labor: A Labor Theory of the iPhone Era” by Jack Linchuan Qiu, Melissa Gregg, and Kate Crawford https://www.academia.edu/7268238/Circuits_of_Labor_A_Labor_Theory_of_the_iPhone_Era
- “Introduction” to Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory by Trebor Scholz https://www.academia.edu/2303176/Introduction_to_Digital_Labor_The_Internet_as_Playground_and_Factory
Week 5: Archives
Week starting October 19, 2015
Video Dialogue with Lynn Hershman and B. Ruby Rich moderated by Anne Balsamo. See video here.
- Lynn Hershman Leeson, RAW/WAR: Revolution Art Women project | Teknolust trailer (2002) | Documentation archive of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s artwork !Women Art Revolution (2010) available to view here on Hulu (requires a login)
- B. Ruby Rich “In the Name of Feminist Film Criticism” Heresies, no. 9 (Vol. 3, No. 1, 1980): 74-81. (Searchable version of Rich’s piece can be found here – pw: ftn!2014
- Kate Eichhorn, “Archiving the Movement: The Riot Grrrl Collection at Fales Library and Special Collections.” In Documenting Feminist Activism. Eds.Kelly Wooten and Liz Bly. LA: Litwin Books, 2012.
Week 6: Gaming & Online Safety/Risk
Week starting October 26, 2015
Video dialogue with Brenda Laurel and Janet Murray moderated by Anne Balsamo. See video here.
- Consalvo, M. (2012). Confronting Toxic Gamer Culture: A Challenge for Feminist Game Studies Scholars. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No. 1. https://adanewmedia.org/2012/11/issue1-consalvo/
- “Television Interview about Harassment in Gaming.” Feminist Frequency. November 3, 2012. https://www.feministfrequency.com/2012/11/television-interview-about-harassment-in-gaming/
- “#GamerGate: Here’s Why Everybody in the Video Game World Is Fighting.” Vox. 14 Sept. 2014. https://www.vox.com/2014/9/6/6111065/gamergate-explained-everybody-fighting
- Zoe Quinn. “5 Things I Learned as The Internet’s Most Hated Person.” Cracked. September 16, 2014. https://www.cracked.com/blog/5-things-i-learned-as-internets-most-hated-person/
Week 7: Systems
Week starting November 2, 2015
Video Dialogue with Lucy Suchman and Katherine Gibson Graham moderated by Anne Balsamo. See video here.
Readings: “Systems Theory and the Spirit of Feminism: Grounds for a Connection,” Barbara Hanson, pgs. 1-11, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sres.412/pdf (subject to change)
Open Source Reading TBA
Week 8: Place
Week starting November 9, 2015
Video dialogue with Radhika Gajjala and Sharon Irish moderated by Alex Juhasz. See video here.
- Doreen Massey, “A Global Sense of Place,” Marxism Today 38(1991), 24-29. https://thinkurbanism.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/a-global-sense-of-place-by-doreen-massey-1991/
- Brenda Nyandiko Sanya, “Disrupting patriarchy: An examination of the role of e-technologies in rural Kenya.” Feminist Africa 18(2013), 12-24.
Week 9: Feminism, Technology and Sexualities
Week starting November 16, 2015
Video dialogue with Julie Levin Russo and Faith Wilding moderated by Anne Balsamo. See video here.
- Manderson, Lenore (2012): Material Worlds, Sexy Lives, in in Manderson, Lenore: Technologies of Sexuality, Identity and Sexual Health”, Routledge. file:///Users/maria/Downloads/Material_worlds__sexy_lives-libre.pdf
- Traweek, Sharon (2000): “Warning Signs: Acting on Images”, in “Revisioning Women, Health, and Healing. Feminist, Cultural, and Technoscience Perspectives”, edited by A. Clark and Virginia Olesen: https://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/history/traweek/Warning.pdf
- Wittig, Monique: One is Not a Woman https://research.uvu.edu/albrecht-crane/2600/links_files/Wittig.pdf
Week 10: Transformations
Week starting November 23, 2015
Video dialogue about the work of Beatriz da Costa featuring Donna Haraway and Catherine Lord moderated by Alex Juhasz. See video here.
Part II features the live question and answer session following the presentations from Donna Haraway and Catherine Lord about Beatriz da Costa’s work, moderated by Alex Juhasz.
The link above is an interactive reader that is available free online and is comprised of these three readings:
- Donna Haraway, “Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century,” in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (New York; Routledge, 1991), pp.149-181.
- Beatriz da Costa, “Reaching the Limit When Art Becomes Science,” in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience, eds. da Costa and Kavita Phillips (MIT Press, 2010).
- Catherine Lord, Summer of Her Baldness, (University of TX Press, 2004).