Thursday, 25 October 2007

Cyberfeminist mini-conference in Perth

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the First Cyberfeminist International, the KanguerillaGirls collective is hosting a series of discussions within Night’s Edge, a cyberpunk conference being held at the Emerald Hotel, Perth, 10th – 11th November 2007.

  • Cyberfeminism 101: the herstory of cyberfeminism from VNS Matrix and the Old Boys Room to cyberfeminism now
  • Being Frankenstein (or, I'd rather be a cyborg than a goddess): how science & society work to configure bodies (especially women's bodies) as monstrous and 'carnival'
  • Bingo! - the importance of subversive humor in cyberfeminism, culture jamming and on-line activism
  • Open Source for grrls: open source software and open source culture
  • Advocacy, Feminism and Transformative Works: How an
    internet community engages with real-world social
  • And then we will wrap it all up with a CyPEC dinner at a near by restaurant
To be part of CyPEC all you need to do is register as a regular member of Night’s Edge, and a day pass is available if you only want to attend CyPEC (note, CyPEC is only running on Saturday the 10th).

We still could do with a few more people on panels, so if you think you would like to be on any or know someone who would please email me at sajbrfem at gmail dot com asap.

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