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An Ethnographic Exploration of Tumblr

By Zoey Greco

Primary Question

For my ethnographic exploration of Tumblr, I posed the following overarching questi…

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A message from an old heart

(the missing writing, cut off by a scanner, reads: “to flash across space and time?”)

hand delivered to m…

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Ritual

What repeatable forms give us comfort?

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Feminism vs. Female Friendly

By Chelsea Durgin

Lauren Conrad’s website is not a feminist of color space due to the lack of feminist and diverse talk within the site. I doubt that these ideas and discussions would be shunned bu…

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"Biking is a Passion, not a Form of Exploitation”: Liberating the Bike on Tumblr By Latina Rider

By Cindy Donis

Having explored the bike community LAFixed.com and determining that it wasn’t a safe space for a cyclist like me, a Questioning Latina who occasionally rides her inexpensive bike mai…

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Clouds

This photo was emailed to me by Laetitia Zeeman after my talk at the University of Sussex. She was answering the Queer a…

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Why I Stay Silent

Sent to me by Leah Hughes and Devika Agrawal during my class at Scrips College.

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Feminist science & technology studies: A patchwork of moving subjectivities.

An interview with Geoffrey Bowker, Sandra Harding, Anne Marie Mol, Susan Leigh Star and Banu Subramaniam

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Feminists on the Road

(shot after my talk at Smith on a flip cam)

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Learning and Social Media: Catherine Greenhow

Bu HannahAdelstein

The United States is the world’s biggest consumer of Facebook, citing over 155 million active users.  Though the United States is ranked at number one for Facebook use, the socia…

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And what do we mean by 'radical'?

Lizzie Thynne asked: “And what do we mean by ‘radical’?

radical, adj. and n.
a. Of, belonging to, or from a root or roots; fundamental to or inherent in the natural processes of life, vital; spec….

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One Feminist Online Media Mantrafesto*

By Alex on October 14, 2011

Access begs literacy
Literacy initiates production
Mass production fosters popularity.

Popularity produces virality
Virality forecloses context, shared interests and vocabulary, and local community
Community is built upon safety.

Safety fosters the sharing of voice and responsibility
Shared responsibility is necessary for democracy
Democracy protects vulnerability.

Vulnerability forecloses visibility
Visibility demands a safe space
Safe spaces need rules and hierarchies.

Rules and hierarchies require transparency and process
Process is built upon equal voices
All voices want a body.

A body needs to be visible
Visibility allows for warranting
Warranting insures civility and positionality.

Positionality fosters political community
Political communities demand spaces, both virtual and real
Spaces demand access

-Alexandra Juhasz
feel free to comment, nuance or add your own mantra

  • “Mantrafesto” suggested by Thomas Burkdall

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