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FACT///.Mapping Feminists Coding Practices Symposium

This event is part of the ‘Feminist Approaches to Computational Technology: Read, Write, Code’ programme, supported by the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership and the Sussex Humanities Lab. This programme of work is co-led and co-organised by Dr Cécile Chevalier and Dr Sharon Webb as part of the network, Feminist Approaches to Technology network (FACT///.). FACT///.network was born from a desire to form and support a community around issues related to representation, diversity and inclusion within the broad area of computational practices (e.g. coders, DIY coders, programmers) and thinking. It seeks to create an active network and community that supports and encourage alternative demographics in current digital spaces, environments and practices from which computational thinking is made possible.

‘Mapping Feminists Coding Practices’, a one-day symposium at the Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex, is the first in a series of events that explore feminist coding practices and the historic context of feminism and technology. It explores some of the affordances and resistances of computational technology. Its aim is to develop a wider understanding of current practices and research which make positive interventions into and within computation, in its widest possible interpretation, from a feminist perspective. 

The one-day event will include thematised panels, including a ‘history’ panel, a ‘coding’ panel and a panel shaped by PhD students’ recent research. Confirmed speakers include Judith Ricketts (http://lovespictures.com/), Phoenix Perry (http://phoenixperry.com/) and Shelly Knotts (https://shellyknotts.wordpress.com/), and more to be announced. There will also be a round table discussion, and pizza & beer!

Please check EventBrite for the full programme and booking details. For additional info, please contact the event co-organisers Dr Cécile Chevalier c.chevalier@sussex.ac.uk & Dr Sharon Webb sharon.webb@sussex.ac.uk.

The Sussex Humanities Lab is located in the Silverstone Building at the University of Sussex, for a guide to accessibility see: https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/university-of-sussex/silverstone

The full programme of events will be announced on www.fact.network or contact the event organisers Dr Sharon Webb sharon.webb@sussex.ac.uk or Dr Cécile Chevalier C.Chevalier@sussex.ac.uk.

The Sussex Humanities Lab is located in the Silverstone Building at the University of Sussex, for a guide to accessibility see: https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/university-of-sussex/silverstone