TBD research day on xenofeminism

Over the past months the TBD Reading Group, hosted by GeDIS and Sociology of Diversity at the University of Kassel, read Laboria Cubonik’s  “Xenofeminst Manifesto” (2015) and Helen Hester’s follow-up monograph “Xenofeminism” (2018). Xenofeminism links technomaterialist, anti-naturalist and gender abolitionist perspectives on processes of bodily […]

Building trust, rapport and learning from each other. Insights from a first meetup with elderly women.

Any first meetup can be a make-up of emotions and expectations from the parties involved. Especially when the purpose is for research. Conducting research with intended users of Information Technology has over the years moved away from filling in forms and usability feedback. Users are […]

Lost in translation? Invitation to address the challenges of interdisciplinary cooperation in the FAT community

This post was originally published on Medium on 11 December 2019 and was written by Aviva de Groot, Danny Lämmerhirt, Evelyn Wan, Goda Klumbyte, Mara Paun, Phillip Lücking, and Shazade Jameson Introduction: The short of it The rapid deployment of complex computational, data-intense infrastructures profoundly […]

Diffractive Readings: Cyberfeminism_ NewMaterialism_ Computing [video]

In September we – Goda, Loren and Claude – presented a paper at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) conference in New Orleans. We were (digitally) part of an amazing panel “Feminist Technoscience by Other Means: Reconfiguring Research Practices for World-Making Beyond the […]

Critical Voices, Visions and Vectors for Internet Governance

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) published a collection of statements on visions for emancipatory and discrimination-free internet, in the run up to the 14th Internet Governance Forum. Edited by Katharina Mosene and Matthias C. Kettemann the publication also includes statements from Nana […]

Participatory design of smart home technology: self-reflections of my work as a black African migrant HCI researcher

In September this article appeared on GenderIT.org, feminist reflection on Internet policies. Here is a short excerpt from the first part of the article: When I proposed this article, my aim was to share my research and the role of power in participation. I was […]

Technopolitics, practices and strategies at the intersection of computing/theory/arts – last CF+ Lab Meeting

In April we held the last Lab Meeting of the CF+ project, for which we decided to invite some of the people who have been continuously involved in debates around this project and became part of the CF+ network, to present their own strategies, practices […]