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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Fluency and Sophistication


Expression of difficulty of expression in short time. Pretty easy to do but colored by a sense of urgency …

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A Naming Process and Project

(a work in progress)

Architectural or archaic feminism occurs at deep and structural levels.
Unnamed feminism speaks and thus sees itself newly.
Re-mapping feminism claims not-feminist space…

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Invitation: July 2012

In the past few weeks a number of people have joined this space. It would be so lovely to hear a bit from you all: an introduction. Also an invitation: the idea is that you can author and enter things…

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Here is the info graphic, hot off the press, for the DOCC 2013, the pedagogy project that FemTechNet is producing for Fa…

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All voices want a body

Photo emailed to me by Daniel Chamberlain during my talk at Occidental College.

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It ain't Duchamp

re: A Feminist Stance

Some of our students had the same idea several years ago. There’s something mysterious and pot…

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Election Day Survey

By Daniela Meza

On Election Day, our Online Feminist Spaces class conducted a survey of people asking why or why not they had voted in this year’s election and asked them to write their thoughts on…

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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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Questions from Concordia to UCLA

How do you make affective communities online without degradation or vulgarity?

How can we be open online without distraction?

What kind of space can we build for ourselves that moves from a top …

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The Content of the Feminist/Queer Cyber-closet


This video was sent to me by Cinda Weber after my talk at University of Sussex answering the Queer and Fe…

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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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