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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Making Connections. Making Things. Making the Feminist Internet at St. Lawrence U

For this hands-of workshop at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, I proposed that “I will be asking workshop participants to think about what makes a space feminist (at St. Lawrence) to them; how o…

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Old School Values for the Digital Humanities

I continue the opening for my talk for the Re:Humanities, an undergraduate conference on Digital Humanities run by s…

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The Main Question

What makes a, this, any space feminist?

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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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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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Calls and Responses for Colby

Circular Movements  from

Reception to Production

Commenting to Connection

Production to Collaboration

Internet to the Real World (and back again)

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Too Many Things

This screen shot was emailed to me by Miriam Posner during my talk at UCLA’s Graduate Colloquium in Cinema and Media…

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Radical Art/Cyberfeminist Search

This screen-grab was emailed to me by Beth Granter after my talk at University of Sussex, England. She was answering the…

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First Stop: Feminist Montreal

On Friday, October 12, I will lead a workshop with fifteen or so students from Concordia University. After looking at this blog, and the many lists, concepts, and places it points to, I will ask…

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What words help us best understand ourselves?

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Thoughts After/On "Shows" in a Room: Rutgers

Every talk (in a room) has a slightly different mood and tone that builds to different lines of conversation and consideration. What was most provocative for me from the conversation I had with …

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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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