event IFTe programme

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

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 events that will take place over the course of a week (10th, 11th, and 13th Nov.). Each event 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 Multiculturalism’ focuses on feminist, post-colonial critiques of programming and digital heritage work. It questions the prevalence of English as the language of coding and explores digital arts practice, including hacking or DIY style coding practices, that seek to address bias and discrimination.

 Code and Multiculturalism

Tues. 10th November 15.00 – 17.00

Programme as follows;

15.00 – 15.15 Introduction to the Network  – Caroline Basssett (Cambridge) and Kylie Jarrett (Maynooth University).

15.15 – 15.20 Comfort Break 

15.20 – 16.10 Presentations  

  • Jeneen Naji, Maynooth University, ‘Cultural Constraints of Technological Infrastructures’
  • Reham Hosny, Leeds University, ‘AR Narration: New Horizons for Arabic E-Lit’   
  • Judith Ricketts, University of Brighton, ‘Nowness; virtual narrative in imagined networked spaces’   
  • 10 mins Q&A   

16.10 – 16.15 Comfort break 

16.15 – 16.35 Break out Room  

16.35 – 16.40 Comfort Break 

16.40 – 17.00 Open Discussion