feminist politics of technology

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Participatory Design of Smart Home Technology: self-reflections of my work as a black African migrant HCI researcher.

Posted Mon 9 Sep 2019 - 10:22 | 1,073 views

What are the complications that identity can produce in research? And when can it be fruitful - can we design solutions and technology keeping in mind the diversity of people, and seeking particularly to include those voices often less heard in technology design.

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Letter to my younger self – a budding feminist researcher.

Posted Wed 28 Aug 2019 - 11:23 | 551 views

What is the difference between doing research that takes into consideration gender as a factor and being a feminist researcher. In this touching and funny letter, a researcher speaks to her younger self about naivete, idealism and ofcourse, funding. 

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A response to ‘The age of the feminist influencer’

Posted Thu 15 Aug 2019 - 10:46 | 1,090 views

How we organise around shared causes and beliefs has changed with the internet. This piece looks at how the internet allows leadership to be decentralised, and a response to the idea that the age of influencers is necessarily a bad thing.

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Design Justice, A.I., and Escape from the Matrix of Domination

Posted Thu 27 Jun 2019 - 13:42 | 362 views
An essential read about how design justice could be an incomparable tool to address discriminations towards transgender, intersex and gender diverse people. More broadly the series explores the injustices that could result from algorithmic decision making and the preponderance of artificial intelligence based mechanisms.
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Feminist Internet Research Domains of Change: Planning and Assessment

Posted Fri 19 Apr 2019 - 12:46 | 668 views
How do we map the impact that research has in the world? Research can drive policy change, interventions in discouurse, societal transformation and activism. Here is a tool to map where your research can be most effective.
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Sexual Assault in Ghana: How technology can help build visibility

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2019 - 12:17 | 3,276 views

In Ghana sexual assault is vastly under-reported and there is a huge barrier in the police procedures for reporting of crimes. In this article based on multiple interviews, the author explores what role technology can play in addressing this, and can public discourse and visibility around sexual assault lead to change?

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Five tips for a successful edit-a-thon on gender

Posted Thu 20 Dec 2018 - 09:50 | 2,177 views

Do you want to organise an edit-a-thon around gender, women in STEM, movements and feminist histories of organising or anything else? Here are a list of (5 and more) things to watch out for - including the safety of your participants and how to navigate the tricky but sometimes essential rules of editing content on Wikipedia. 

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Mapping research on gender and digital technology

Posted Tue 3 Jul 2018 - 14:04 | 138 views
The emerging sub-field of research around gender and digital technology is united in its understanding that gender biases and stereotypes are embedded in technology, and that this reproduces the existing problems around gender parity, gender-based violence, discrimination and exclusion on the internet. This report is a mapping of the research around gender and digital technology in the decade...
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Finding the Pleasure Point in Internet Policy Spaces

Posted Thu 27 Jun 2019 - 14:04 | 934 views

For some of us pleasure in our work is possible, even if it is to find the breaking and bending points in the institutions of policy and law. But even though political and particularly feminist frameworks make space for pleasure, where is the space for that in legal or policy language at the international or national level?

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[SPECIAL EDITION] #NiUnaMenos: Politicising the use of technologies

Posted Mon 4 Sep 2017 - 10:45 | 3,775 views
Ni Una Menos (Not One Woman Less) is a popular feminist uprising originating in Argentina that spread across parts of Latin America, and then across to Poland, Spain and Italy as well. This article traces the origins of this fiery and defiant moment that became a hashtag and a movement, and how it links to technology and social media and to other movements across the world.