The UCFemTechNet assembly Feminist IT kicks off tomorrow evening at 7pm.
Due to an incredible amount of interest, the event has more registered participants than the Cymer Conference Center room capacity can accommodate (110), so the registration had to close a bit early. It’s perhaps telling of the timeliness and importance of the theme that it has generated so much interest.
To better accommodate a larger crowd, the Thursday events in the program will also be in the Cymer Conference Center, which is on the second floor of the Structural and Mechanical Engineering building (SME), and not in the Performance Space. The SME building is on the eastern part of the UCSD campus. Directions are here, more on parking and logistics are here (scroll for details).
We’ll be updating our Facebook page with details, and the Twitter hashtag for the event is #femIT.
Register before Friday, April 12, 2013 for the Feminist IT conference next week. Confirmed participants in the event include:
Amelia Acker (UCLA)
Christina Agapakis (UCLA)
Morana Alač (UCSD)
Anne Balsamo (New School)
Lauren Berliner (UCSD)
Emily Brooks (UCI)
Amanda Cachia (UCSD)
Lisa Cartwright (UCSD)
Adele Clarke (UCSF)
Heidi Rae Cooley (University of South Carolina)
Jordan Crandall (UCSD)
Sharon Daniel (UCSC)
Katherine Darling (UCSF)
Zeinabu Davis (UCSD)
Mary Anne Doane (UCB)
April Durham (UCR)
Kelly Gates (UCSD)
Yelena Gluzman (UCSD)
Josh Guilford (Brown)
Aaron Gurlly (UCSD)
N. Katherine Hayles (Duke)
Louise Hickman (UCSD)
Amy-Claire Huestis (UCLA)
Lilly Irani (UCI)
Roshanak Kheshti (UCSD)
Antoinette LaFarge (UCI)
Martha Lampland (UCSD)
Lan Xuan Le (UCSB)
Elizabeth Losh (UCSD)
Kelli Moore (UCSD)
Chandra Mukerji (UCSD)
Sheila Murphy (Michigan)
Meena Natarajan (UCB)
Lisa Parks (UCSB)
Matt Perkins (UCLA)
Pooja Rangan (New School)
Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (UCR)
Beth Reddy (UCI)
Andy Rice (UCSD)
Jeanette Roan (California College of the Arts)
Fatimah Tobing Rony (UCI)
Susana Ruiz (USC)
Monika Sengul-Jones (UCSD)
Carol Stabile (University of Oregon)
Erika Suderburg (UCR)
Chikako Takeshita (UCR)
Tina Takemoto (California College of the Arts)
Saundarya Thapa (UCLA)
Lindsay Thomas (UCSB)
Chad Valasek (UCSD)
Victoria Vesna (UCLA)
Cristina Visperas (UCSD)
Kalinda Vora (UCSD)
Adrianne Wadewitz (Occidental College)
Zara Zepel (UCSD)
Feminist IT is proud to thank the following sponsors, who are making the event possible:
University of California Humanities Research Institute
Center for Information Technology and Society at UCSB
UCSD Visual Arts Department
UCSD Division of Social Science, Office of the Dean
UCSD Graduate Student Association
UCSD Science Studies Program
UCSD Department of Communication
UCSD Critical Gender Studies Program
UCSD Cross-Cultural Center
UCSD LGBT Resource Center
UCSD Women’s Center
UCSD Sixth College
Check out the program of events, presentations, provocations and collaborations for the Feminist IT conference April 18-20, 2013. This event is very exciting! There will be more detailed notes on both the website as the date gets closer. In the meantime, check out the program here.
In preparation for the Feminist IT assembly for April 18-20, here is a mind map of an action-oriented list of suggested ways that feminists in the UC system can think about collaborations. Very inspiring!!
UCFemTechNet is proud to have UCSD’s LGBT Resource Center as a sponsor the upcoming event Feminist IT on April 18-20. Big thanks to all of our sponsors for helping make this incredible assembly possible.
A teaser of what is to come on April 19, 2013 …
Our closing roundtable, “Storming the Female Brain,” will be led by Victoria Vesna, media sci-artist and Professor of Design / Media Arts and Director of the Art/Sci Center at the School of the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA. Vesna will work with cognitive scientist Morana Alač, Professor of Communication at UCSD, and other brain experts to brainstorm brain science and ponder the impressive matter of the female brain.
This will be the fifth iteration of an ongoing project called “Brain Storming” that Dr. Vesna launched with neuroscientist Marc Cohen at the UCI Beall Gallery of Technology. Other sessions have included ‘Brain Storming the Brain Storm,’ ‘Brain Storming Water,’ ‘Brain Storming Turing (Beall),’ and ’Brain Storming the Brain with neuro-biologist Constance Hammond.’
Register here to witness the Brain Storm and participate in the full-day Assembly on April 19.
We’re pleased to announce that the UCFemTechNet hosted event, Feminist Infrastructures and Technocultures (IT): Cross-disciplinary Legacies and Futures, is now open for registration. Check out our spiffy webpage with details on the event such as guest speakers, program, and Q&A on the event at http://feministit.ucsd.edu. The assembly will take place April 18, 19 & 20th. Check it out — and register to participate by April 12, 2013.
Yes, we’re very excited to share more good news about the upcoming Feminist Infrastructures and Technocultures (IT) assembly in April: the department of Communication, the Science Studies program, and the Critical Gender Studies program — all at UCSD — will be co-sponsoring the event. Yay!
More details about the program, as well as logical information such as hotel details, to come soon.
UCFemTechNet, funded by the UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), is happy to announce collaboration with the UCSB Center for Information Technology and Society. CITS will be helping us put on the April 19, 2013 Assembly held at UCSD. Thank you for helping us make this happen!
And stay tuned here or on our Facebook page for more details. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your organization is interested in getting involved in the initiative and/or assembly.
**Save the date**
April 19, 2013
Feminist Infrastructures and Technocultures: Cross-Disciplinary Legacies and Futures
at University of California, San Diego
Feminist Infrastructures and Technocultures (IT): Cross-Disciplinary Legacies and Futures is an assembly of UC scholars working across STS (science and technology studies), film and media studies, sci-art, digital humanities, informatics, and critical media practice. Feminist IT invites attention to infrastructural design and promotes experimentation for future networks and collaboration in scholarly and media-based technocultural practice across the campuses. Panel sessions, performances, screenings, presentations and experimentations will explore what forms and alliances are possible and necessary for the productive advancement of new work in the current remediated forms of feminist practice on and with technology. Details about how to get involved in the assembly will circulate shortly. Flier is attached.
**UCFemTechNet is a UC-wide interdisciplinary working group supported by the UC Humanities Research Institute**
Web page: https://quote.ucsd.edu/ucfemtechnet