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Enclave 7: EnclaveLab | A Semblance of Human Silhouettes

Aug 12, 2016

A Semblance of Human Silhouettes
Reading Group on Cyberfeminism

Saturday, 13th August 2016, 2-4pm

Deriving from the artistic proxy of Anne de Boer and Frederique Pisuisse’s re-construction of personas and images, this reading group will explore encounters of the body with technology, focusing specifically upon figures of the cyborg, the networked body and transformations of identity in the virtual space, in tandem with Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto and key Cyberfeminist approaches.

Close Readings:
– Donna Haraway, A Cyborg Manifesto, in Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, Routledge, 1990 (p. 291- 316)
– Brian Massumi, Concrete Is as Concrete Doesn’t, in Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation, Duke University Press, 2002 (p. 1-21)
– Maria Fernandez and Faith Wilding, Situating Cyberfeminisms: Domain Errors!, in Cyberfeminist Practices, 2003, (p. 17 – 28)

Further Readings:
-Jacob Gaboury, A Queer History of Computing
-Hito Steyerl, In Defense of the Poor Image
-Cornelia Sollfrank, Interview on the net.art project Female Extension

Free. All welcome. Please register attendance here.

We hope to see you there. Please share with anyone who might be interested in participating.

Supported by Enclave and Goldsmiths University of London.

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