[NetBehaviour] Furtherfield in Support of Ada Lovelace Day

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer list at rachelbeth.net
Fri Mar 27 18:46:31 CET 2009

Hi All!  I've had this on my to do list all week and am finally  
getting to it... Some of mine have already been mentioned, but I hope  
it doesn't hurt to mention them again...

MY NAME:  Rachel Beth Egenhoefer

URL:  www.rachelbeth.net


Katherine Hayles
I know she's been mentioned already... "How we became Post Human" is  
one of my favorite books.  In addition to being incredibly smart,  
ahead of the curve, able to make an argument and stand by it,  I can  
say from personal experience that she is one of the most lovely  
academics to meet in person.  I had the honor of working with her  
when she was at UCLA and I was always amazed at how down to earth and  
easy going she was.  Able to sip a soda, make jokes, and talk about  
the news, and then go right into intense theory about the printing  
press and reading novels on mobile phones.
FYI, she is now at Duke University - <http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/ 

Martha Rosler
In one of my very first video classes back in undergrad we watched  
"Semiotics of the Kitchen"  and I was hooked.  Today some of my  
students find this video boring (not enough whiz bang for them I  
guess) and it frustrated me that they can't put themselves in the  
time period that it was made and see it as an exploration of trying  
to figure out what the medium was and what it could do.  In addition  
to her early videos she has written and edited numerous essays and  
books.  She is still making work in New York and teaching at Rutgers  

Sandy Stone (aka Allucquere Rosanne Stone)
Along with Sadie Plant who has already been mentioned, her texts are  
some of my favorites.  "Split Subjects, Not Atoms; or, How I Fell in  
Love with My Prosthesis" is an oldie but a goodie and I think way  
ahead of it's time.  I think she brings an interesting addition to  
the list as a transgendered individual.
Her semi-new website it pretty amusing... <http://sandystone.com>

Margaret Morse
"Video Installation Art: The Body, the Image, and the Space-in- 
between" is a wonderful little easy she wrote that is in a book  
"illuminating Video".  I ready this years ago and still come back to  
it. I think that "video" should be dropped from the title as it  
really speaks to a lot of different kinds of art forms and how we  
view them, create them, display them, etc.  She of course has many  
other texts as well, all written very intelligently but accessible.

Sue Gollifer
This email wouldn't fit in your inbox if I listed everything Sue has  
a hand in.  To name a few she is either on the board/ a member of/  
holds a position in ISEA, SIGGRAPH, CAA (College Arts Association),  
Computer Arts Society (CAS), DACS (Design and Artist Copyright  
Society), Lighthouse Brighton, and many many more, all while also  
heading the MA in Digital Arts at the University of Brighton, working  
with Digital Printmaking, writing, making, and yes she has pink  
hair.  Sue is no-nonsense, tells it like it is, gets things done, is  
amazingly successful, and yet still has a ton of fun, and is  
incredibly kind and generous.

And lastly as one extra... I'd like to add Ada's mother - Anna  
Isabella Noel Byron.  She is the one who raised Ada and encouraged  
her to study math and science instead of literature.

Happy Ada Day/ Week!  And thanks Ruth and Marc for organizing!
Rachel Beth

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Rachel Beth Egenhoefer
Assistant Professor, Design
University of San Francisco
rachel at rachelbeth.net

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On Mar 24, 2009, at 4:52 AM, marc garrett wrote:

> Hi to Netbehaviourists & a warm welcome to new arrivals :-)
> OK - so today is Ada Lovelace Day, and suggestions from people for
> 'women who have inspired you in your own practice' have already been
> rolling in.  "Sharing inspirations with our friendly community of
> artists, academics, writers, code geeks, curators, independent  
> thinkers,
> activists and net mutualists."
> A big thank you to those who have already taken part, if you have that
> you wish to share please do.
> On Friday we will post an updated version of all contributions thus  
> far,
> including suggestions in one mail for all to view...
> It will end on the Mon 30th, and put on the front of
> www.furtherfield.org for all the world to see.
> Wishing everyone well.
> marc
> p.s. I have pasted the original info about it all below, just in  
> case :-)
> ----------------------------->
> In support of Ada Lovelace Day we are inviting all women who work in
> media arts and net art to join the NetBehaviour email list for a week
> between 23rd and 30th March.
> http://www.netbehaviour.org/mailman/listinfo/netbehaviour
> We would like to know about your work and that of other women who have
> inspired you in your own practice. So please come and squat the
> NetBehaviour list for a week (of course we hope you'll stick around  
> for
> longer:) and share your inspirations with our friendly community of
> artists, academics, writers, code geeks, curators, independent  
> thinkers,
> activists and net mutualists.
> Posts are welcome in any format and frequency.
> The following is offered as an example.
> ====================
> MY NAME: Ruth Catlow
> URL: http://www.furtherfield.org/display_user.php?ID=14
> Ele Carpenter - http://www.elecarpenter.org.uk/ for tech inspired and
> facilitated participation with Open Source Embroidery, her curatorial
> project exploring artists practice that explores the relationship
> between programming for embroidery and computing.
> Auriea Harvey - for her part with Entropy8Zuper in early intimate
> networked performances http://entropy8zuper.org/wirefire and for  
> Endless
> Forest, Tale of Tales's bucolic social screensaver
> http://tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest
> Mary Flanagan - for her energetic explorations as academic, educator,
> artist and programmer at the intersection of games, art and  
> feminism and
> exploring collaborative approaches to thinking about values in
> http://www.valuesatplay.org/
> ==============================
> At the end of the week we will collate all of the posts in the thread
> and feature them on Furtherfield.org.
> See you on Netbehaviour : ))
> With all best wishes from
> Ruth and the Furtherfield team
> http://www.furtherfield.org
> ==========================
> Ada Lovelace Day -bringing women in technology to the fore
> http://findingada.com/blog/2009/01/05/ada-lovelace-day/
> sign a pledge to blog about inspirational women in tech on 24th March.
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