FEMINIST VOICES IN TECHNOLOGY is a publishing platform for discourse and critical conversation on Gender and Technology.
The aim of this platform is to bring together multiple voices and the many threads of knowledge and points of discussion around the subject of gender and technology. The platform exists in both print and online formats, incorporating into its design ideas and themes from feminist practices; non-hierarchical, collaborative, collective, egalitarian, networked.
The platform takes as a point of reference the Women and Computing Newsletter from the 1980s and early 1990s (archived copies are held at the Feminist Library, Lambeth, London). This newsletter was instrumental in bringing together women working in, teaching in writing about and critiquing technology at that time. Many of those feminist concerns and conversations are still very relevant today; a time when technology pervades every part of our lives and is still, in the main, controlled by investors, companies and teams that very much lack diversity.
The project will act as a space for people to connect, share and learn; to give voice to women in technology; to highlight the creative and positive benefits of technology as well as a space for critical conversation on gender and technology issues. Over time, this platform can evolve into an archive and valuable resource for future researchers and feminists, leaving a trace of the gender-technology issues of today. Feminist Voices in Technology can work to create a technological future that includes women and others currently under-represented in the field.
There are a very limited number of print copies now available for shipping to the UK only by Royal Mail Signed for service. You can purchase a copy via PayPal below.
A limited number of copies are also available at the Feminist Library, Westminster Bridge Road, London.
The platform exists as a print publication and website, also a DAT website (dat://fvt-pp.dats.magmd.uk/ accessible via Beaker Browser) to allow sharing directly via the peer-to-peer web, without the need for a centralised server. Additionally, a PDF of the publication is available to enable readers to download/print a copy of the publication and build their own offline archive.
With special thanks to all the contributors to issue one: Katy Alexander, Nana Kesewaa Dankwa, Trisha Gee, Shubha Kayastha, Magda Oldziejewska, Lucy Southall, Elvia Vasconcelos.
If you would like to contribute to a future issue of FVT, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief outline of your proposed submission.