Event: Lab Meeting #4: “Pulling the strings together: techno-politics, practices and strategies at the intersection of computing/theory/arts” (29.04.2019, Kassel)

Event date: 29 April 2019, Time: 12:00 – 17:00

Location: Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG), Pfannkuchstr. 1, 34121 Kassel

Organisers: Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems, University of Kassel

More info: http://tinyurl.com/yy4nmzrz

This last Lab Meeting of CF+ project will bring the three intersecting strands together: cyber/techno-feminism, new materialism and computing. After having explored technofeminist trajectories, feminist data and techno-practices, and interdisciplinary methodologies that take materiality seriously, for this last meeting we have invited members of the CF+ network to contribute with their own take on intersections between feminist new materialist theory, computing and arts and design practices.

The Lab Meeting will be structured around three presentations from guest contributors:

Sandra Buchmüller (TU Braunschweig): “Feminist Design Research in the light of cyber-/techno-feminism and feminist new materialism”

Isabel Paehr (artist, Berlin): “Developing speculative game mechanics”

Pat Treusch (TU Berlin): “Knitting together/Living together: On human-robot collaboration through craft”

A final hands-on networking workshop will also be organised during the second half of the event.

Participants will be invited to think together with us: what is at stake in contemporary computing in the way it re/figures materiality (of bodies, subjects-users, objects)? What are the urgencies in the technopolitics of computing as it meets feminism and arts? What are the blindspots of critical theories that we have at our disposal when it comes to accounting for these urgencies and generating alternatives?

About CF+

CF+ is a project of the Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems research lab at the University of Kassel, Germany. The project aims to lay the groundwork for revisiting dominant modes and practices of knowledge and artefact production in computer science through cyberfeminist and feminist new materialist lenses. It also aims to consolidate a network of researchers, artists and designers working on and interested in these issues for on-going collaboration. More here: www.uni-kassel.de/go/CFplus/


If you wish to register for Lab Meeting, please send an email to: Loren.Britton@uni-kassel.de

If you wish to become part of the broader CF+ network of scholars, artists and designers interested in the intersection between computer science and feminist theory, please also send a link to your work and a short biographical note to Loren.Britton@uni-kassel.de


If you need childcare during the event, please do let us know as soon as possible (before April 21 in either case), and we will do our best to provide childcare via University’s Kinderbetreuung services.