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What are the languages we are comfortable speaking in?

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Ramping Up: Dialogues on Feminism and Technology

FemTechNet nodal instructors have been working furiously all summer, and our 18 nodal courses are about to begin.
Adria…

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Blog/Book Theory: On/By Jodi Dean

“An object whose form installs delays in sampling and syndication and whose content demands postponed gratification, the…

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Notes from Dad

Submission from my father, Joseph Juhasz, during UCLA talk.

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Scholar/Performers

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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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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Static Tech

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

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American Cosplay Paradise: Supportive and Comunity-Based

By Gina Magnuson

American Cosplay Paradise is a feminist, of-color space. This space is supportive and community-based, centering on a positive and creative activity. It incorporates women of many …

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A finger


emailed to me by Marsha Schnirring during my talk at Occidental College.

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FemTechNet Meeting Timeline

April 14, 2012

First FemTechNet meeting (USC campus, CA): initial planning session

 

April 27, 2012

Virtual Googledoc Meeting:  finalizing 8-10 key terms

 

May 25, 2012

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Ethnography Reflections

For their second assignment in the class Online Feminist Spaces, my students conducted an ethnography of their site, and then posted their brief findings on this blog. They then read each others’ work…

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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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