FemTechNet logo 2013  Welcome to FemTechNet!

On this website you will find many resources for learning more about feminism, cyberfeminism, and feminist theories of technology, including videos with major scholars and subject matter experts, reading lists and bibliographies, projects to do with classmates or undertake on your own as a do­it­yourselfer, and syllabi from past and present FemTechNet classes. You will also find a manifesto, a technical report, and a section called “Who We Are” to help you get oriented. See that little magnifying glass icon up on the right? That’s where you enter search terms.

Most of all, we want to help you find the most important resource that FemTechNet offers: people in the FemTech community.

These people include feminists of all genders who are college instructors, librarians, students, artists, activists, and organizers. We offer open online office hours while classes are in session and try to answer email inquiries individually to help you find community wherever you are.

A lot of our activity takes place in face-­to-­face settings, such as informal meet­ups at scholarly conferences or the annual meetings of many academic professional organizations. We also have sponsored symposia and colloquia with more structured lectures, roundtables, and performances where participants new to FemTechNet can ask questions.

You can also participate even if you are far away from a FemTechNet campus. One of the best ways to participate in FemTechNet is to join one of our committees, so you can help in the organizational initiatives of our larger group. Committees have regular meetings online where we can see and hear each other with technologies for collaborating across distance.

We also hold week­ long summer workshops for FemTechNet instructors who attend in person or join us online.

Please explore the resources here to help you learn about feminism and technology. You are welcome to contact us or others listed on this website. We value your potential contributions and participation!

Warmly,

Sharon Irish, Elizabeth Losh, & Lisa Nakamura

Co-­Facilitators, 2014-­16

femtechnetinquiries@gmail.com

 

Featured Video Dialogues Week of  11/17/2014

This week there are two featured video dialogues, both dealing with Systems. Systems: Games is a discussion with Brenda Laurel and Janet Murray, moderated by Anne Balsamo. The other, Systems 2: Infrastructures is a conversation with Lucy Suchman and Katherine Gibson, moderated by Anne Balsamo.

 

L to R: Lucy Suchman, Katherine Gibson, and Anne Balsamo, October 1, 2013, New York City
L to R: Lucy Suchman, Katherine Gibson, and Anne Balsamo, October 1, 2013, New York City

The Systems: Games video dialogue occurred in September 2013 at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). Systems 2 was held at The New School in New York City in October 2013.

For transcripts and captioned versions of the FemTechNet videos, please visit
ats-streaming.cites.illinois.edu/digitalmedia/download/femtechnet/embeds.html