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MIT Symposium on Gender + Technology – Session 3: DATA

MIT Symposium on Gender + Technology – Session 3: DATA

Saturday, February 22, 2014  |   MIT Organized by Renée Blackburn and Mitali Thakor, doctoral candidates in the MIT Program in History, Anthropology, + STS.  Feminist theory in STS has critically engaged questions of scientific ideology, institutional power, difference, and epistemology –- attending not only to gender but also race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability, postcoloniality, queer theory, and more… “Gender Binaries and the Ideological Affordances of Data Activism” J. Nathan Matias, MIT Nathan has been trying to develop new algorithms to increase diversity online.  At the moment, he is dealing with gender binaries to show how women are still an underrepresented […]

MIT Symposium on Gender + Technology – KEYNOTE

MIT Symposium on Gender + Technology – KEYNOTE

Saturday, February 22, 2014  |   MIT 12:45-2:15PM – LUNCH + KEYNOTE Introductory Remarks: Michael M.J. Fischer, Professor of Anthropology and STS, MIT By way of introducing Kim Fortun, the featured keynote of MIT’s Gender and Technology Symposium, Michael Fischer talks about the ways in which feminist studies and poststructural feminist studies have influenced Kim’s work.  One method of analysis is playing with scale based on the first wave of feminist analysis, which focused on the role of women to give them recognition and voice.  By using the affordances of feminist post-structuralism, playing with scale can also shift the balance […]

MIT Symposium on Gender + Technology – Session 2: SEX + BODIES 

MIT Symposium on Gender + Technology – Session 2: SEX + BODIES 

Saturday, February 22, 2014  |   MIT Organized by Renée Blackburn and Mitali Thakor, doctoral candidates in the MIT Program in History, Anthropology, + STS.  Feminist theory in STS has critically engaged questions of scientific ideology, institutional power, difference, and epistemology –- attending not only to gender but also race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability, postcoloniality, queer theory, and more… 11:00AM-12:30PM – Session 2: SEX + BODIES  “Online Moral Economy of Sex Selection in Women’s Club, Turkey” Burcu Mutlu, MIT Burcu looks at the moral economy of sex selection in the anonymous women-only online forum known as the Women’s Club.  By analyzing 541 […]

MIT Symposium on Gender + Technology – Session 1: LABOR

MIT Symposium on Gender + Technology – Session 1: LABOR

Saturday, February 22, 2014  |   MIT Organized by Renée Blackburn and Mitali Thakor, doctoral candidates in the MIT Program in History, Anthropology, + STS.  Feminist theory in STS has critically engaged questions of scientific ideology, institutional power, difference, and epistemology –- attending not only to gender but also race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability, postcoloniality, queer theory, and more… 9:15-10:45 AM – Session 1: LABOR  “Who Was the User? Gender on the Personal Computing Frontier” Joy Rankin, Yale University “Careful attention to how user defined themselves and were defined by others illuminates the gendered ways of personal computing.” In this talk, Joy highlights […]