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How do WOC create a safe space while playing L4D on XboxLive?

By Casi Martinez
            Being a girl online and playing Left 4 Dead is an experience that I have found to be very gendered and ageist. While playing with my sister, we are often found to be incr…

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How can we understand the interconnections between radical art practices and cyberfeminisms?

Your little Internet things can self-reflexively become, enact, address and participate in answers to the above question.

I suggest that we must leave and more deeply, embed. Therefore, I now ask y…

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CFP: Ada, Issue 4, Queer, Feminist Digital Media Praxis

CFP: Ada, Issue 4, Queer, Feminist Digital Media Praxis
Editors: Aristea Fotopoulou (University of Sussex), Alex Juhasz (Pitzer College), Kate O’Riordan (University of Sussex/ University of Californi…

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Flyer

Photo sent to me via text during my talk at Re:Humanities by Jen Rajchel

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I Wish I Had the Time to Make the Video, "Shit Islamophobes Say"

This video was shared with me via an iphone by Zareena Grewal during my talk at Yale.

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An Unconference on Feminist Multimodal Publishing and Collaboration

By Chelsea B.

Portland, Oregon; White Stag Building: Papé Forum
Saturday & Sunday, 9-5 pm; 9-10 February 2013

Slightly over a year after Fembot launched its first feature, Laundry Day, memb…

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IVAW Seeks Communality in a Hierarchical Culture

By Alejandra Rishton

IVAW.org is a site for members and supporters of Iraq Veterans Against the War. There is a closed component of the site for members, veterans of any U.S. military branch after …

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Born This Way: Commodifying Youth Visions via Communicative Capitalism

By Charlotte Pradié

I commented on the profile of H on LittleMonsters.com because I noticed that she is an active use…

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The Voice Online: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

By Cassidy Cavanah

The Scripps Voice online website is a great example of a feminist and color safe space.  As a student publication at a women’s liberal arts college, the articles are critical and…

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Commenting on Comments

Posted to YouTube by Matthias Stork during my talk at UCLA’s Graduate Colloquium in Cinema and Media Studies.

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Losing Sam/Making Community

Yes, this video serves my purposes well:

Sam, an audience participant from Yale, engages critically, forcefully, …

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Entry

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

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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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