Having fun looking at two posts from Sociological Images on gendered products:
Looking at a keynote presentation of Lisa Nakamura at the transmediale 2018 “Call Out, Protest, Speak Back”. She focuses on the importance of critical race and feminist theory for understanding contemporary culture of digital technologies. Interesting use of Audrey Lorde’s quote that “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” and how we can’t fix technology with more technology.
Leila McNeill at The Baffler writes on the mythos of the male scientific genius and the moral license given to them: “Feynman, who died in 1988, is only one of the famous male scientists now sparking heated debates over the question of whether it’s possible, or even desirable, to separate the science from the scientist. Even as several high-profile scientists have lost their jobs due to charges of sexual misconduct over last few years, #MeToo has not much altered the science professions, and it likely won’t until the culture of science is dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up. Part of this process must include a serious reconsideration of how we’ve regarded abusive male scientists in the past—and how we have allowed such figures, in turn, to control the story and direction of science.”.
A Short Video Introduction to Hilma af Klint, the Mystical Female Painter Who Helped Invent Abstract Art via @openculture.
Openculture on the creation of a new online database with works from overlooked female artists from the 15-17th century. More making invisible works visible?
A good example of invisible work - The History of Female [Movie] Editors.
Via @EU_Justice on new initiative for addressing work-life balance in the European Union and to “encourage a better sharing of caring responsibilities between women and men”.
Cool use of augmented reality, via @hanatanimura: “I’m so excited to announce #NotableWomen, an AR app that lets you see 100 historic American women where they’ve historically been left out: U.S. currency. Visit http://NotableWomen.com to learn more about the project and share a woman who inspires you with #NotableWomen ✊💙”.
Fun read at Brainpickings: The Untold Story of Cryptography Pioneer Elizebeth Friedman