Sussex Gallery from Alex’s keynote

Alex Juhasz has put all the objects up (there were a lot of them) on the FOS site in the Sussex Gallery: http://www.feministonlinespaces.com/category/gallery/sussex

(hope you all take a peek).

Here is what Alex wrote:

I’d be interested and grateful to hear any of your thoughts, comments, concerns, criticisms about the “assignment” as a comment on the blog itself (or via email, or elsewhere), here’s where I asked you for it: http://www.feministonlinespaces.com/2013/05/how-can-we-understand-the-interconnections-between-radical-art-practices-and-cyberfeminisms/

I write more extensively about this tactic here in an article on Fembot, if you are interested in more of my thinking: http://fembotcollective.org/blog/2012/06/08/making-connections-making-things-making-the-feminist-internet/

“I hoped this process, and the site, would encourage feminists who I met in person to engage with me and my work more akin to how we might interact on the feminist-Internet (interactive, archived, accountable, mobile, resplendent with short little shared user-made objects). A room like the Internet; an Internet like a room. I love the many things that were made through these efforts, even as I can only think of them as exercises towards procedures of making feminist-things that I have yet to fully realize. The process was what mattered: the sense of excitement, shock, playfulness, worry, and community that was produced in each and every place along the road when I unmade academic protocol by asking audience members to respond to my scholarly talk by making something. Make they did, and many of the objects were quite extraordinary (especially given how quickly they were made), and all of them were generous and generative.”

Here’s the video I made for you all, too: http://aljean.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/queer-feminist-social-media-praxis-workshop-university-of-sussex/

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Thank you all for yesterday!

Dear All,

Thank you for making the SCCS Queer, feminist, social media praxis workshop a space of  dialogue and debate, exploration and experimentation, possibility and promise. We were delighted to have the opportunity to engage with such diverse and fascinating projects and with so many (80!) interesting people.

We would love to hear back from you – particularly comments about what the workshop meant to you. We really value your feedback and it will help us write a report for the event. Here is the feedback form: https://queerfemdigiact.wordpress.com/feedback/

If you have photos, blogposts and tweets from the day, please send me the links – we’re doing a Storify of the day and we will update the blog and the facebook page with this.

We will also be in touch soon about how to access the recordings of the sessions and with a CFP for the publication Queer, feminist, media praxis.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Best wishes
Aristea and the organising team of the SCCS Queer, feminist, social media praxis

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).

Maria Chatzichristodoulou (a.k.a. Maria X) – plenary session Radical art practices, feminism, new technologies and performance

We are pleased that Maria Chatzichristodoulou (a.k.a. Maria X) will be participating in the  plenary session Radical art practices, feminism, new technologies and performance, which will close the workshop Queer feminist social media praxis (University of Sussex,  Friday 17th May). Maria is a cultural practitioner (curator, producer, performer and writer). She is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Lecturer in Theatre and Performance at the School of Arts and New Media, University of Hull.

In London, Maria has co-directed and co-convened the festival and symposium Intimacy: Across Digital and Visceral Performance (London, 2007), the symposium From Black Box to Second Life (Scarborough, 2009), and the conference Live Interfaces (Leeds, 2011). She is also co-convener of the Theatre and Performance Research Association working group on Performance and New Technologies. Maria is co-editor of the volumes Interfaces of Performance (Ashgate, 2009) and Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). She has lectured and published widely, including invited lectures at Yale University, MIT Media Lab and Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).

Maria holds a PhD in Art and Computational Technologies from Goldsmiths Digital Studios, University of London. She has taught at the University of London colleges Goldsmiths, Birkbeck and Queen Mary, and Richmond the International American University. She also worked as a Community Officer at The Albany (South London). Maria was co-founder and co-director of the international media art festival Medi@terra and Fournos Centre for Digital Culture in Athens, Greece (1996-2002). She has performed with Diplous Eros Ensemble and director Syllas Tzoumerkas (Greece).