What are the norms by which we regulate ourselves?

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Participation without Privilege

Video shared by participants at Re:Humanities.

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Why I Stay Silent

Sent to me by Leah Hughes and Devika Agrawal during my class at Scrips College.

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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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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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Bodies in Classrooms: Part I (DML Central)

On DML Central, my friend and colleague, Liz Losh, interviews me (and my collaborator, Anne Balsamo, for Part II), about our MDCLE:

“Next year, over a hundred feminist scholars are slated to teach …

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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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Barriers to Entry: Dr. Faustus

This video was emailed to me by Will Glovinsky during my talk at Re:Humanities.

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How does the site look and feel? What does this tell us about our values and community?

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Fixity and books

A video made during my talk at Occidental College.

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Sent to me by Anjali, Chelsea, and Zoey during the first class of Feminist Online Spaces, Fall 2012.

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How do we communicate with each other?

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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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