The title Signal/Noise draws our attention to the ways in which we communicate and collaborate with each other as artists, activists, and academics in a variety of contexts using a multitude of technologies. Whether this communication comes in the form of a series of beats, data vibrations, through parallel wiring or text messaging – the goal of the conference is to create a dynamic space where we might engage, reflect, and learn from this work, each other, and to further transmit and amplify it by imagining anew or (re)working our existing networks.
FemTechNet’s conference on Feminist Pedagogy, Technology, and Transdisciplinarity begins with four panels on Friday, which introduces the DOCC, explores issues of labor, and pedagogical possibilities through mapping and activism. On Saturday we will be making and working together in workshops on feminist mapping, writing, wikistorming, exquisite engendering, and hACTIVISM. The purpose of the workshops is to experience a range of DOCC pedagogical approaches based in DOCC pedagogical principles, and to engage in collaborations and create situated knowledge. Sunday’s dialogues will be activated by the signal/noise performative radnote dialogue of Lynnee Denise with Marla Jaksch, followed by modulated grooves of small group conversations brought back to the full circle of participation.
Thank you for your participation!
Thank you to all who contributed to making the conference come to life including sponsors at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender Studies, University of Michigan, the Department of Afroamerican & African Studies, Department of American Culture, Digital Studies, Digital Education & Innovation, Office of Research, Rackham Graduate School, and the Institute for the Humanities, Lisa Nakumura, Heidi Bennett, Stephanie Rosen, Heide Solbrig, Ann Wu, Veronica Parades, and all the presenters and participants.
Karen Keifer-Boyd and Marla Jaksch Conference Coordinators
Registration is FREE although it is important to register so that we can plan food for lunches and receptions.
For the comprehensive schedule, please visit Schedule.
02:10 PM - 03:00 PM | Introduction to FemTechNet's DOCC & Conference Overview
03:15 PM - 06:45 PM | Panel Presentations
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM | SIGNAL/NOISE Launch Party
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM | Workshop Intro + Coffee
10:15 AM - 01:00 PM | Concurrent Workshops
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM | Lunch
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Concurrent Workshops
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM | DOCCs in Action
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM | Catered Reception + Music
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Organic Intellectualism: DJ Scholarship, Black Feminism and Erasure Resistance by Lynee Denise
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Dialogue Sessions
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM | Lunch Buffet + Presentations from Dialogue Sessions
The conference will be held in the Michigan League, located in Central Campus just north of the Michigan Diag at 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Saturday workshops and lunch will be held in the Hatcher Graduate Library and Shapiro Design Lab, on the first floor of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library (about a 6 minute walk from the Michigan League). There will also be online streaming and meeting rooms for various parts of the conference.
Detroit Metropolitan International Airport (DTW) is only 20 miles from Ann Arbor, about a 45 minute drive (at the most). Major hubs are: Delta, Spirit, and US Air among others. For more information, call 734-AIR–PORT(247–7678).
Ground transportation between the airport & Ann Arbor:
The Ann Arbor Amtrak Station is served daily by Amtrak's Wolverine, which runs three times daily between Chicago and Detroit. Visit Amtrak’s website for more information: www.amtrak.com. The Amtrak Station is located at 325 Depot Street within the city of Ann Arbor, 0.8 mile from central campus.
Parking for Michigan League, Hatcher & Shapiro Libraries Parking is extremely limited near the U-M campus. There is no free parking on Friday or Saturday near campus.Ann Arbor Public Transportation Park & Ride Lots (free parking + paid bus fare)
Ann Arbor Public Buses:
Campus Buses (free to ride):
Metered street parking:
Paid parking structures:
Ann Arbor’s downtown area - including the University of Michigan’s campus - are known for being very walkable, but for those looking to make up time or get further out of the city, we have many options that are likely to suit your needs:
The University of Michigan Work-Life Resource Center provides information and options for childcare services in Ann Arbor.
Can’t find what you need? Contact Amy Szczepanski, Community Child Care Resources/ Campus Child Care Homes Network Manager, University of Michigan Work-Life Resource Center; (734) 763-9379.