[NetBehaviour] Furtherfield in Support of Ada Lovelace Day

Aileen Derieg a.derieg at eliot.at
Fri Mar 27 19:22:32 CET 2009


Rachel Beth, this is a fantastic list! 
Imagining that these women inspire you, I am even more pleased to think of you 
teaching at the University of San Francisco - where I started learning 
programming in basic in 1977, at which point it was made quite clear to me 
that as a female liberal arts student (dressed in the uniform of the day for 
intellectual women, namely tattered jeans and my brothers' old shirts), I was 
anything but welcome in the computer science department.

I can easily imagine you inspiring your students today - and passing on that 
kind of inspiration is what really matters.

Now that I have finally subscribed to this mailing list, I have a list of 
inspiring women in my head as well - just need to get it into a 
non-telepathic form.
Thank you Ruth and Marc for the invitation,
Aileen

On Friday 27 March 2009 18:46:31 Rachel Beth Egenhoefer wrote:
> 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
>
>
> 5 WOMEN I THINK ARE AMAZING:
>
> 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/
> Literature/n.hayles>
>
>
> 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
> University.
>
>
> 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.
> <http://artsresearch.brighton.ac.uk/research/academic/gollifer>
>
>
> 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.
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Isabella_Milbanke>
>
>
> 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
> www.rachelbeth.net
> #415-342-9644
>
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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
> >
> > INSPIRED BY:
> >
> > 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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> > NetBehaviour for a week between 23rd and 30th March (of course we hope
> > you will stick around: )
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> >
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