Revisiting the Future

Technofeminism in the 21st Century

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A panel discussion exploring current debates in technofeminism. 

What happened to the aspirations of 1990s cyberfeminists to explore and critique the radical potential of new technologies and to re-make digital spaces? Ten years after the original term was coined, Judy Wajcman wrote the book TechnoFeminism, building on the insights of cyberfeminism and creating a new lens with which to understand the relationship between human and machine. 

On the occasion of the publication of Beautiful Warriors in English translation, edited by Cornelia Sollfrank, Mindy Seu, Judy Wajcman and chair Marie Thompson explore contemporary theories and practices of technofeminism. Incorporating ecological, decentralized, economic and intersectional perspectives, they look at how today’s forms of discrimination and exploitation are being responded to by feminist hackers, techno-eco-feminists and others. 

Duration: 75 mins

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Frobisher Auditorium 2