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Feminists Hacking the System/s: Creation, Liberation and Action |Code and Democratic Tools

Feminists Hacking the System(s): Creation, Liberation, and Action is the first in a series of events related to the ‘Intersections: Feminism, Technology, and Digital Humanities’ Network. It is composed of 3 online workshops that will take place over the course of a week (10th, 11th, and 13th Nov.). Each workshop explores structural inequalities in computational systems, and considers feminist interventions which help to make computational technology and Digital Humanities more inclusive, exploring these from the following perspectives; Code and Multiculturalism; Code and Labour; Code and Democratic Tools. The workshops will explore the way in which coding and programming practices, from a feminist perspective or approach, have materialised and developed across different fields (e.g. cultural heritage, history, digital media art, computational art).

This series contributes to the stated objectives of the Network: to highlight intersectional work that promotes, generates, and supports feminist praxis that re-shape Digital Humanities.

Code and Democratic Tools will focus on the use of autonomous feminist infrastructures and coding interventions which contribute to cultural social change in software development and digital humanities.

Oliva Jack, coder and artist, will facilitate this workshop which introduces participants to Hydra, a browser-based platform for live coding visuals.