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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To Join the List-Serve

To invite friends to join this list (femtechnet), please direct them to this URL:

OR join the list-serve on the fembot site (http://fembotcoll…

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One Feminist Online Media Mantrafesto*

Access begs literacy
Literacy initiates production
Mass production fosters popularity

Popularity produces virality

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all voices want a body

Questions from UCLA to Rutgers

How would you consider each of us students who attended Alex’s talk (and our work in the folder made during the talk) as representative of UCLA (or not?)

How do you define relationships or communit…

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Celia Vara sent me this note and these pictures after my talk at Sussex.

These are some from a performance called “Br…

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Hello Avatar! by Beth Coleman

Now that it’s summer, I can read from that precarious pile of books on my desk. First up, Hello Avatar! There is much to…

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Mantrafesto Notes from UCLA

There was good conversation during the Q and A at my talk at UCLA, and I want to think more about these questions that were raised about my mantra:

what is the feminist function of invisibility on…

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My Fall Road Show has been a fruitful opportunity to play out, in person, many of the issues of concern here: namely my …

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Radical digital analog

This drawing was sent to me by Sally Jane Norman after my talk at University of Sussex answering the Queer and Feminist …

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Launch: Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology

The Fembot Collective is delighted to announce the launch of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology! The inaugural issue, “Conversations Across the Field,” features articles by: Anne Bals…

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Militant/Feminist … Research

I spent last weekend attending two conference-like events, Invisible Crisis at NYU and the Fembot Unconference at University of Oregon. The fact of the University affiliation (and support) of these no…

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Is this space feminine?

Submitted to me by Shawn Merz during my talk at UCLA.

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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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