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The final class of Feminist Online Spaces was held at the BESHT exhibit at Pomona College Art Museum.

There w…

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Ethnography of ‘The Voice’ Online

By Cassidy
The Scripps Voice online publication provides a small but uniquely safe platform for a discussion of race and feminist issues than is typically experienced in the vast and unruly World W…

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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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More Than 10 Minutes

This photo was emailed to me by Traumfrau Brighton after my talk at the University of Sussex.

She was answering the Q…

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Narrow Bodies: An investigation of the Tumblr “Thinspiration” Community

By Hannah Adelstein

For this ethnography, I chose to research the Thinspiration/Pro-Ana/Pro-Mia community on Tumblr. Thinspiration blogs are meant to inspire women, and some men, to lose weight. Po…

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UC HRI Working Group Grant

(University of California Humanities Research Institute)

Approved: May 17, 2012


PI: Lisa Cartwright, Professor of Communication, Science Studies, UCSD


Elizabeth Losh, Dir…

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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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Losing Sam/Making Community

Yes, this video serves my purposes well:

Sam, an audience participant from Yale, engages critically, forcefully, …

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FemTechNet Invitation: Please Spread

I am hereby inviting you to a global project to activate networks of feminist artists and scholars of science and technology. Thie project grows from and responds to many of my undertaking here.


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Instructions for Tri-Co Dig-Hum and Smith Music-Making Project

I. Instructions

(from Wendy Hsu and Carey Sargent, Occidental College)

Considering today’s talk, pair up with another person and use a phone, tablet, camera or laptop* to record a sound/image. T…

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Great Satire

Emma Lewis wrote: “Modelling “distributed, non-authoritarian” internet culture by DEMANDING that other people create content for YOUR platform?

Great satire on corporate ownership … I have to hop…

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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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