ADA, issue 5 on Queer Feminist Media Praxis

I am pleased to announce that, a year (and a bit) after the workshop, the new ADA issue on Queer Feminist Media Praxis that I co-edited with Alex Juhasz and Kate O’Riordan is now online!

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FEMBOT Announcement:

We are pleased to announce the publication of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Issue 5  Queer Feminist Media Praxis, edited by Aristea Fotoupolou, Kate O’Riordan, and Alexandra Juhasz.

You’ll notice that the Ada site has a new design – as always, our emphasis has been on accessibility, so we have had to balance aesthetic considerations with the need to ensure that the site is as accessible and usable as possible.

We are grateful to the people who worked on and provided support for the re-design: Karen Estlund, Paula Gardner, Mél Hogan, David McCallum, Bryce Peake, Staci Tucker, and Jacqueline Wallace, as well as for the support provided by the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Digital Scholarship Center, and the School of Journalism and Communication.

Best,

Carol A. Stabile, Professor
School of Journalism and Communication/Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
Editor, The Fembot Collective

Speaker profile: Prof Sally-Jane Norman (Queer feminist social media praxis workshop, Sussex, 17 May 2013)

Professor Sally-Jane Norman will be discussant in the plenary session Radical art practices, feminism, new technologies and performance, of the workshop Queer feminist social media praxis (University of Sussex,  Friday 17th May).

sjnkapiti2As Professor of Performance Technologies, Sally Jane develops cross-campus research, supervising PhDs with colleagues from humanities, arts and sciences, leading on “Sound Environments” (Music Masters), and contributing to Art History courses. Before coming to Sussex in 2010 to help shape the refurbished building that will house the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Sally Jane was founding director of Newcastle University’s interdisciplinary Culture Lab. Holder of a doctorat d’état (Paris III Theatre Institute, Sorbonne Nouvelle), she has long been engaged with theatre and performance theory and practice, including areas of motion capture, robotics, and responsive systems explored across European Framework projects. Ex artistic co-director of STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam), and co-founder of Telefonica’s Vida Art and Artificial Life competition, her research approaches questions of liveness and live art via performance architectures and technologies. She contributed to the Architectural Theory Review issue on “Emergence” (2012), and with Bennett Hogg is co-editor of a Contemporary Music Review issue on “Resistant Materials” (2013).

Kira O’Reilly in the plenary discussion Radical art, feminism, new technologies and performance

Photo credit Debbie Kermode

photo by Debbie Kermode

It is great pleasure to announce that Kira O’Reilly will be participating in the closing plenary session Radical art practices, feminism, new technologies and performance, of the workshop Queer feminist social media praxis (University of Sussex,  Friday 17th May).

Kira O’Reilly is a UK based artist; her practice, both wilfully interdisciplinary and entirely undisciplined, stems from a visual art background; it employs performance, biotechnical practices and writing with which to consider speculative reconfigurations around The Body. Continue reading