In recent years, the relationship between sound, gender and technology has gained increasing attention. There have been a number of practitioner networks, informational resources, theoretical interventions, archives and educational initiatives established in the hope of tackling the gendered exclusions from and disparities within the technocentric fields of electronic music, audio production and sound arts. Many of these projects can be understood to share some of the concerns and ideals of cyberfeminism. Emerging in the early 1990s, cyberfeminism sought to explore the potentials and possibilities of technology, computing and Cyberspace for feminist praxis. However, to talk of cyberfeminism or indeed a cyberfeminist ethos in the singular is something of a misnomer: we consider it more appropriate to speak of plural cyberfeminisms, with various agendas, methods, perspectives and priorities.
This panel discussion follows on from a month-long online reading group which focused on the issue of “decolonizing sonic cyberfeminisms,” raising questions about the Eurocentric conceptualisations of technology, sound and gender implicit in much recent activism around these themes. It precedes a larger event planned for 4-5th May 2017 at the University of Lincoln which will continue to explore Sonic Cyberfeminisms. In addressing the issue of “Doing Sonic Cyberfeminisms,” the panel will explore what is at stake in the “now” of electronic music, audio production and sound arts, and asks what possible strategies of sonic resistance can be practiced
The panel will consist of presentations by Marlo de Lara (University of Leeds), Ari Robey-Lawrence (Goldsmiths), Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura (NTS Radio, TRUANTS), Marie Thompson (University of Lincoln) and will be chaired by Annie Goh (Goldsmiths).
Organized by Annie Goh (Screen and Audiovisual Research Unit, Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths) and Marie Thompson (Extra Sonic Practice, School of Film and Media, University of Lincoln).
This event is FREE and open to all. PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL RUN FROM 5.15-7pm!
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