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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Learning from Failure: Anne Balsamo (on DML Central)

Liz Losh continues her discussion of the FemTechNet effort with an interview with my collaborator, Anne Balsamo“:

“In an interview that complements my my earlier interview with Juhasz, Balsamo refl…

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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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Spontaneous Reponse

Is there a qualitative difference between a spontaneous response and a required response?

Sent from my iPhone

(emailed to me from Marianne LaFrance during my talk at Yale)

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Questions from Occidental to Yale

How does this book teach me to read?

Does the body that a voice comes from change the meaning of the words and voice?

What happens if you break the mantrafesto into pieces?

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Omegle: An Online Ethnography

By Emily Ann Morton

Omegle is not a safe online space for women of color.  I came to this conclusion based on the first few interactions I had on the site.  What still intrigues me, however, is the…

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This Black Hole

video made by Sam and Alexandra during my talk at Yale

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The Voice Online: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

By Cassidy Cavanah

The Scripps Voice online website is a great example of a feminist and color safe space.  As a student publication at a women’s liberal arts college, the articles are critical and…

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How to read a book on the internet

A video made during my talk at Occidental College.

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Who is in control, when, and why?

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Jutta Weber's article on Feminist Technoscience

Weber_Feminist Technoscience_Handbook

From Science and Technology to Feminist Technoscience. In: Kathy Davis / Mary Evans / Judith Lorber (eds.): Handbook of Gender and Women´s Studies. London: Sag…

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This quote and associated jpg were emailed to me by Caroline Bassett after my talk at University of Sussex, England. She…

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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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