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CFP Queer, Feminist and social media praxis Workshop, 17 May 2013

The Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies

announces the

Queer, Feminist and social media praxis Workshop

17 May 2013 – University of Sussex, Brighton

Keynote speaker: Prof Alex Juhasz (Pitzer College US, Fembot)

Call for papers

How do social media enable queer and feminist activism?

How does imagining queer & feminist futures link with social media?

How can we understand the interconnections between radical art practices and cyberfeminisms?

What role does science and technology play in shaping social practices and cultural identities?

Feminism, queer activism and queer studies have engaged with questions of technology, computing, and social media. In this workshop we are interested in exploring a range of themes around mediation and gender/sexuality activism – and particularly how digital technologies, art and social media can present possibilities or impossibilities for social equality.

The aim of the workshop is to enable a productive dialogue between different researchers, activists, artists and dimensions of community. We hope that this will lead to new forms of engagement and new collaborations between communities and academics. The workshop is linked to the second annual conference of the International Feminist Journal of Politics, (Im)possibly Queer International Feminisms, between May 17-19, 2013. We are inviting local activist groups to participate. Continue reading

Digital Expertise Workshop, 15 November 2012, University of Sussex, Brighton

Expertise? A scoping workshop exploring expertise in the context of digital transformation in relation to culture and communities

15TH NOVEMBER, 9:00-6:30pm

Organised by Digital Economy Communities & Culture Network+
with the support of Centre for Material Digital Culture, School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex

A day-long workshop and symposium exploring Expertise and Digital Transformations. Part of a programme of activities designed to better understand what skills, knowledge, and competencies, cultural organizations and communities need to enable fuller and more autonomous engagements with digital media.

Speakers, contributors and participants include:

Professor Maureen McNeil (Lancaster University/CESAgen), Professor Matt Hills (Aberystwyth University), Dr. Helen Thornham, (Leeds University/EPSRC/Digital Economy Communities and Culture Network+), Dr. Helen Kennedy (Leeds University), Dan Chalmers (Digital Economy Communities and Culture Network+), Sarah Atkinson (Brighton University/Digital Economy Communities and Culture Network+), Professor Peter Cheng (University of Sussex), Andrew Duff, Kevin Bacon (Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries), Dr. Aristea Fotopoulou (University of Sussex RCMDC/Goldsmiths), Dr. Katie Howland (University of Sussex), Dr. Sharif Mowlabocus (University of Sussex), Justin Harbottle (Terrence Higgins Trust), Dr. Georgina Voss (University of Brighton), Dr. David Berry (Swansea University), Dr. Caroline Bassett (University of Sussex/EPSRC/Digital Economy Communities and Culture Network+), Cecile Chevalier, Russell Pearce, Dr. Edgar Gomez (Leeds University, EPSRC).

We have limited places. To attend please email: Eleftherios Zenerian <E.Zenerian@sussex.ac.uk>.