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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Structure is Visibility

Yesterday afternoon, I had the decided pleasure of partaking in a conversation with Natalie Bookchin, the amazing new me…

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FemTechNet: Wikipedia Editing Notes

*Wikipedia editing parties*

– WikiProject Feminism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Feminism, which would be a fabulous place to get started – the “wikiprojects” are simply hubs …

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What are the norms by which we regulate ourselves?

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Dancing Space

Shot on a flipcam after my talk at Colby.

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making connections. making things. making the feminist-Internet

I just blogged at fembot for their section called “Laundry Day” (“short, teachable pieces of feminist media criticism ab…

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Feminist Erasures

This video was emailed to me by Lily Crane after my talk at Colby.

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fem kitty 2

The lint to his YouTube video was emailed to me by Travis Geiger during my talk at UCLA’s Grad Colloquium on Cinema …

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Militant/Feminist … Research

I spent last weekend attending two conference-like events, Invisible Crisis at NYU and the Fembot Unconference at University of Oregon. The fact of the University affiliation (and support) of these no…

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Reflecting on Reflections

My 2012 Online Feminist Spaces students have been immersing themselves in their diverse sites, and have just recently drawn their first conclusions about the nature of their unique places and experien…

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What if I Don't Know?

Contribution emailed to me during UCLA lecture by Roxy Farhat.

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Good or bad?

“Do you think the Internet has been more a source of good than bad in our society and culture?”

Sent from my iPhone

Email sent to me by Travis Snow during my talk at Yale.

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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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