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

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 Labour considers case studies that highlight ways in which feminist praxis, and feminist labour, in technology and software development can subvert and challenge systems which replicate social injustice.

Wednesday 11th November, 2020 (14.30 – 16.30)

Programme as follows;

14.30 – 14.35 Introduction 

14.35 – 15.15 Presentations 

  • Sophie Toupin, McGill University, Feminist Infrastructures: Some Thoughts on Feminist Servers and Bots
  • Irene Fubara-Manuel, University of Sussex, Title TBC
  • FACT/// Network, University of Sussex, Title TBC

15.15 – 15.20 Comfort Break 

15.20 – 15.40 Break out rooms 

15.45 – 16.15 Open Discussion