As part of the MA in Global Media Management, this year we will be offering Critical Media Practice workshops on the theme of Gendering Technology. These will take place on Wednesday, 5th December between 10am and 1pm.
Technology has alternately been held responsible for producing and reproducing gender norms, and hailed as the saviour of minorities (especially women) by providing the tools for their liberation from oppression. The reality is somewhere in the middle, ‘between technophobia and technophilia’.We are interested in examining this mutually-defining relationship between gender and technology, exploring the gendered dimensions of technology’s access and use, and the framing of debates around gender identities and technology.
Workshops will include:
- Women in Games (led by Dr Adam Procter)
- Art vs Craft: Collage and Zine-Making as Feminist Practice (led by Dr Megen de Bruin-Molé)
Do you have a skill or media practice experience that you would like to share? We are also very keen to include student-led workshops, including smaller numbers of participants and ranging from 30 minutes to an hour. This may take the form of a tutorial, where participants learn hands-on how to make something, or it may simply be a short talk followed by questions from the participants. Leading a workshop can be an excellent experience from the perspective of thinking critically about media practice, and it also looks very impressive on your CV. Please send all expressions of interest to email@example.com.
More details will follow as the date draws nearer.
Wajcman, J. (2007). ‘From Women and Technology to Gendered Technoscience’. Information, Communication & Society, 10(3), 287–298.