Fembot Conference: Multiplying Standpoints and Participatory Feminism

July 18, 2013toJuly 19, 2013


White Stag Building
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, Oregon  97209

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This event is free and open to UO faculty members, students, and the general public.

The Fembot Collective, and its peer-reviewed journal Ada, value and feature intersectionality in terms of content, membership, editorial practices, and organizational structure. This conference addresses issues related to our networks and their geographical and institutional limitations at a critical juncture in Fembot’s history. In order to ensure that our politics are mirrored in our practices, we have invited  participants with demonstrated expertise in participatory media theory and production to provide guidance in thinking about these issues.

Day one will initiate a series of discussions organized around questions of accessibility, participation, strategies of inclusion, editorial bias, and the crafting of Ada Issue Four which will address these issues in journal form. Day two will be dedicated to a hack-a-thon—a full-day session that will convene a group of technologically proficient programmers and designers to collaborate on building a digital tool that emerges from the previous day’s conversations. The hack-a-thon in particular will allow us to build beyond the humanities and social sciences to feminists working in computer science and high-tech industries.

Participants include:
  • Brittney Cooper (Rutgers)
  • Michelle Habell-Pallán (U of Washington)
  • Margaret Rhee (UC Berkeley)
  • Kristen Warner (U of Alabama)
  • Kyra (Empowermentors, Free Culture Foundation)
  • Lynn Fujiwara (U of Oregon)
  • Sarah Stierch (Wikimedia Foundation)

To find out more or register to attend, please email Bryce at bpeake(at)uoregon.edu. The CSWS Fembot Project produces the Fembot website.

Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon in Portland, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Journalism and Communication, the Department of English, the Digital Scholarship Center of UO Libraries, UO Libraries, University of Oregon Academic Affairs, Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the New Media and Culture Certificate Program.