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Networks with a Cause: Critical Lovink

“Forget the browser: real-time is the new crack.” (this and all following quotes by Geert Lovink)

Next up on my priva…

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What are our goals?

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Feminism Is...

This video was emailed to me by Kylie VanBuren after my talk at Colby.

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NOISE (Network Of Interdisciplinary Womens Studies in Europe): http://www.genderstudies.nl/index.php?pageid=6


ATGENDER (The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documen…

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Is there Silence? by Amy Hauber

Responding to Wendy Hsu’s video response, I made an image this image (much less moving and vulnerable) to ask the qu…

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Join the March! Mirzoeff's Digital Demonstration

Following closely on the heels of my last post on Jodi Dean and the possible affordances of writing and publishing some of our scholarly new media writing online, I’m happy to be able to look at Nick …

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IVAW.org Providing a Safe Space for Women and People of all Colors Online

By Alejandra Rishton

IVAW.org is a site for members and supporters of Iraq Veterans Against the War. There is a closed component of the site for members, veterans of any U.S. military branch after …

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Visibility Demands a Safe Space

This photo was emailed to me by Daniel Chamberlain during my talk at Occidental College.

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But I Like Kittens Remix

This is a grrrltronica remix of the “But I Like Kittens” video from UCLA. Featuring: Hannah Arendt, philosopher, kit…

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I Voted Today

By Emily Ann Morton

I voted today because I wanted to exercise my right as an American to vote.  Yesterday our class …

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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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