Mystery eye emoji, manifestos and tech genes

DJ’s choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.

Tech is creeping into our genes

“The Transhuman era foresees a future where humans have been significantly modified by their technologies.” More >

Source: IOL, Nontando Mposo

This picture about women in tech really is worth a thousand words

What is keeping women from the tech industry? Gender stereotypes, lack of talent, in group favouritism? More >

Source: Digital Trends, Lulu Chang

Tech companies reveal mystery eye emoji is part of anti-bullying campaign

“Though technology has improved our lives in so many ways, bullying has only intensified with the rise of social media. It’s promising to see the platforms where bullying happens the most step up and encourage kids and teens to do more.” More >

Source: Tech Crunch, Cat Zakrzewski

Girl Gamers Episode 1: Who gets to be a gamer?

“Who gets to call themselves a gamer? And why do so many women who play and design games find themselves resistant to the word?” More >

Source: Fusion, Latoya Peterson

400 teens ink manifesto against cyber bullying

The “Manifesto of the Cebuano Youth Against Cyber Bullying” contains their stand against inappropriate online action. More >

Source: Cebu Daily News

This is it from GenderIT.org DJ for this week! Enjoy it, share it, dig into it. Feedback is always welcome. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit

GenderIT.org, Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), October 26th 2015