[NetBehaviour] Furtherfield in support of Ada Lovelace Day - posts list

ximena alarcon alarcon.xime at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 31 17:47:48 CEST 2009


This list is just wonderful.

Many thanks,

Ximena

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 4:42 PM, Olga <olga.panades at gmail.com> wrote:
> In support of Ada Lovelace Day we invited all women who work in media
> arts and net art, who were not already subscribed, to join the
> NetBehaviour email list for a week between 23rd and 30th March.
>
> We asked all of them to contribute by listing some of the women that
> had inspired them. We promised to collate all the posts and so we did.
> Here is the result. Thanks to all of those - women and men - who have
> contributed to this tribute!
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Ruth Catlow
>
> URL: http://www.furtherfield.org/display_user.php?ID=14
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Ele Carpenter
> 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.
> http://www.elecarpenter.org.uk/
>
> 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/
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: netwurker_mez/][mez][[oz.org]/gossama[WoW-Bloodscalp]/bowwtoxx[WoW-Demon
> Soul]/netwurker_twin[Second Life]/mez breeze [geolocative]
>
> URL: http://mezbreeze.com
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Linda Dement
> 4 her incredible early visual x-periments with trauma + lust + and the
> visc[f]eral.
> http://www.lindadement.com/
>
> Virginia Barratt
> 4 her early-90's inspiration/queer theory + pioneering cyberfeminist
> work[s] + now 4 her ongoing commitment 2 micro-ecodevelopment.
> http://mybigbackyard.blogsome.com
>
> Kathy Acker
> 4 her pre-emptive writerly mashup-tech[niques] + taking head-on the
> copyright industry.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Acker
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Karen Blissett
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Sadie Plant
> I love her work, especially 'Zeros + Ones, Digital Women + The New
> Technoculture'. "Sadie Plant introduces Ada Lovelace as a woman whose
> awareness of peripheries, of indices, headings, prefaces, etc. gave
> her a new way of perceiving reality. In her footnoted, non-fictional
> texts, these peripheral details were crucial in contextualizing the
> texts in historical and social reality." Laura Lee. Laura's review on
> the book.
> http://www.cyberartsweb.org/cpace/body/lgl1.html
>
> Francesca da Rimini
> I have always enjoyed Francesca's net art work as well as her other
> works/collaborations to do with networked culture. Francesca da
> Rimini, aka GashGirl, (Adelaide/Rome) has been working in the field of
> new media since 1984 as an arts manager, curator, corporate geisha
> girl, cyberfeminist, puppet mistress and ghost. One of the original
> members of VNS Matrix, the Australian cyberfeminism group formed in
> 1991. Worked in New York on a project in collaboration with Michael
> Grimm, snafu and Ricardo Dominguez, los dias y las noches del muertos,
> and with Ricardo Dominguez on hauntings. Squandered hours
> investigating the artistic and erotic potential of negotiated email
> relationships, online virtual communities and web-based narrative
> architectures that have been reverse engineered into multiple
> immaterialities.
> http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors/dariminibio.html
>
> Ruth Catlow
> I know, but she's cool. And has been incredible in supporting other
> emerging artists as well as maintaining in still making interesting
> and challenging artwork with technology. One project springs to mind -
> 'Rethinking Wargames', a participative net art project instigated by
> Ruth Catlow of  which calls for 'pawns to join forces to defend world
> peace'. It
> uses the game of chess to find strategies that challenge existing
> power structures and their concomitant war machineries.
> http://www.low-fi.org.uk/rethinkingwargames/
>
> Hope Kurtz (1959-2004)
> Such a talent. I remember seeing Hope perform in Amsterdam in 95 or
> 96, at the Next Five Minutes Conference - I was mesmerized by her
> articulation and excellent performance presence, and imaginitive
> intelligence. Hope "worked behind the scenes of the CAE collective by
> contributing to the conceptual basis for their work. It is through her
> brilliant editing that their work articulates challenging concepts to
> a multifarious audience many of whom might not otherwise come into
> contact with such radical thought. The Ensemble collectively authored
> several books including Electronic Civil Disobedience and other
> unpopular Ideas..."
> http://www.thebrooklynrail.org/arts/july04/hopekurtz.html
> The Critical Art Ensemble site - http://www.critical-art.net/
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Tatiana Wells
> Free software/media artist and activist from brazil.
>
> URLs: http://midiatatica.info + http://contratv.net
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> The collective body of g2g (BR)
> http://interfaceg2g.org
>
> Cindy Flores (MX)
> http://ciberfeminista.org
>
> The collective body of retome a tecnologia (BR)
> http://retomeatecnologia.info brazilian campaign about
> violence against women
>
> The collective body of genderchangers (NL)
> http://www.genderchangers.org inspiring women all over the world to
> use free technologies
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Pall Thayer, artist
>
> URL: http://www.this.is/pallit
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> I second the mention of N. Katherine Hayles and add Christiane Paul.
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Simon Biggs
> Research Professor edinburgh college of art
>
> URL: www.littlepig.org.uk
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> N Katherine Hayles and Margaret Morse
> For their ground breaking work on digital literatures and interactive media.
>
> Vera Molnar
> For her pioneering work in developing expressive yet rigorous
> approaches to computer graphics.
>
> Steina Vasulka, Joan Jonas and Pauline Oliveros
> For setting artistic agendas.
>
> Kathy Rae Huffman and Anne Marie Duguet
> For their diverse activities, across three decades, to put new media
> arts and women's practice, in this area in particular, on the agenda
> of museums, galleries, journals and the press.
>
> There are many others...
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Katharine Norman
> I work mostly in  digital music/radiophonic sound, and experimental
> writing about it - interested in listening, people, words, voices,
> places.
>
> URLs:
> Essay with weblinks to sonic work,
> http://www.stayconscious.com/writings/localmaterials.html
> Email fiction, http://www.stayconscious.com/reach/yesreally/
> Home page, www.novamara.com
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> a few influences/inspirations from women working with technology and sound
>
> Laurie Anderson
> I've always regarded her as a sonic anthropologist of the highest calibre.
> http://www.laurieanderson.com/
>
> Pauline Oliveros
> Listener, network performer, thinker, composer, improvising musician.
> Her way of listening, and her music have been a beacon.
> http://paulineoliveros.us/
>
> Magali Babin
> Extraordinary French-Canadian performer/composer finding wonderful
> sounds in unusual and usual places.
> http://www.myspace.com/magalibabin
>
> Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram
> Both for pioneering work in electronic music in the UK, at a time when
> women were more often in the BBC typing pool than the BBC Radiophonic
> workshop.
> http://www.delia-derbyshire.org/
> http://daphneoram.org/
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Majena Mafe
> My work focuses on the perverse affect of sound in/as language, and its
> implications for digital ways of saying.
>
> URLs: http://www.sounded-language.blogspot.com/ +
> http://www.that-unsound.blogspot.com.au
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Gertrude Stein
> For being a ground breaker, ground shaker and self described genius.
> For her introduction of the loop in language that eventually filtered
> through into digital sound that the idea repetition is never
> repetition. The idea that if objects are things, so too are the word
> we use for them. That meaning does not lie linearly. She highlighted
> the non-definitive Her play with ear-play. For her insistent sane use
> of disruption. Honesty that written language is mock realism. For
> highlighting the aurally charged nature of language and its connection
> to meaning
> http://books.google.com.au/books?id=H__e3ZXoYMEC&dq=Gertrud+STEIN&printsec=frontcover&source=an&hl=en&ei=8RHISZvVB4yMkAWwle3DDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPP5,M1
>
> Meredith Monk
> For sticking with her own throat sounds
> http://www.meredithmonk.org/
>
> Cathy Berberian
> For interpreting contemporary music, Armenian folk songs, Monteverdi,
> The Beatles, and her own compositions in a very throated way.
> Especially for best known work is her "Stripsody" (1966), in which she
> exploits her vocal technique using comic book sounds.
> http://that-unsound.blogspot.com/2008/09/cathy-berberian-trills-me.html
>
> Cathy Brietz
> For her elaborate video instillations. For her shots taken at media.
> http://www.whitecube.com/artists/breitz/texts/78/
> http://www.kunstraum.net/content-en/artists/index/b/candice-breitz/view?set_language=en
>
> Pipilotti Rist
> For being 'not the girl who misses much'. For her insistence on the
> perverse pleasure principle.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipilotti_Rist
> http://www.pipilottirist.net/begin/open.html
>
> Maja Ratkje
> For her use of the voice as un-mediated instrumented sound.
> http://www.ratkje.com/main.php
>
> Joan la Barbara
> For her use of multiple voices. For her use of multiple voices. For
> her use of multiple voices.
> http://www.joanlabarbara.com/bio.html
>
> Vicki Bennett and People Like Us
> For the mischief. For her re-examining the throw away sounding out
> from the 40s and 50s. For the interpolation and density of sound image
> mashups.
> http://www.peoplelikeus.org/index.html
>
> Janet Cardiff
> For being a composer/performer intrigued by change, the subtle and the
> thick in sound, fascinated with voices and definitely enamored by
> technology. For using her voice as raw material, which she transmutes
> into machine noises, choral works or pulverizes "into granules of
> electro acoustic babble and glitch, generating animated dialogues
> between innate human expressiveness and the overt artifice of digital
> processing" as the Wire Magazine put it.
> http://that-unsound.blogspot.com/2008/08/janet-cardiff.html
>
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Annie Abrahams
>
> URLs: http://www.bram.org + http://aabrahams.wordpress.com
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Ada Lovelace
> Jane Goodall
> Virginia Woolf
> Vita Sackville West
> George Sand
> Donna Haraway
> Judith Butler
> Olia Lialina
> http://art.teleportacia.org/olia.html
>
> and lots of men
> yes lots of men
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Liliana Garcia
> My current work is related to Lilith
>
> URL: http://liligrana.wordpress.com/lilithandthetreeliliths-trial-project/
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Simon de Beauvoir
> For opening my eyes that I have kept alert since then.
>
> Laurie Andersen
> For her magnificent acoustic realm.
>
> Kate Bush
> Who reminds me of something I cant quiet describe.
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Alex Olsen (aka Alex Ookpik)
>
> URLs:
> http://www.alexookpik.com
> http://www.myspace.com/alexookpik
> http://www.myspace.com/alexookpik2
>
> INSPIRED BY
> Okay, it's not a short list, but I think that's a good thing. ;-)
>
>
> *Inspiration from an early electronic music pioneer:*
>
> Laurie Spiegel (added to the list with Daphne Oram et al)
> She has recently posted a number of very nice, archival video clips of
> herself on YouTube. It's so refreshing hearing her speak in such a
> no-nonsense way. She's just so natural about it all (and such a good
> sport fielding all those awkward questions). Hearing her talk about
> music and computers so enthusiastically makes me swoon.
> http://www.kalvos.org/spiegel.html
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzOJtZYsGSA&feature=related
>
> *Mentorship & support:*
>
> To the sound-focused, studio-loving, women that I have met in recent
> years here in Toronto, who have extended encouragement for my own
> music & sound studio practice:
>
> Laurel Macdonald
> http://www.improbablemusic.com/laurel/index.html
>
> Anne Bourne (a student of Oliveros)
> http://www.openears.ca/2005_site/2005/westerkamp.htm
>
> Wende Bartley
> http://www.naisa.ca/deepwireless/2002/bartley.html
>
>
> *Camaraderie & Peers:*
>
> I am so thankful that it seems that I meet more and more women every
> day who are either pursuing or asking about electronic music,
> recording, film editing, programming, etc.
>
> I am especially thankful for my friends Eiyn Sof and Building Castles
> Out of Matchsticks, (did I really have to wait 30 years to find
> peers?):
> http://www.myspace.com/eiynsof
> http://www.myspace.com/buildingcastlesoutofmatchsticks
>
>
> *Current Inspiration:*
>
> Juana Molina
> For stepping out of a successful acting career into a career making
> beautiful, unselfconscious, electronically manipulated folk music. To
> me she has re-defined to archetype of the mad-scientist electronic
> music 'guy', into a steady, feminine, force (especially with her
> elaborate one-woman live step-up!).
> http://www.myspace.com/juanamolina
>
>
> *Honorary mentions: *
>
> Brenda Laurel (an early role-model in my interest in human-computer interaction)
> http://tauzero.com/Brenda_Laurel/BrendaBio.html
>
> To the supportive men I've met along the way, who have treated me as equal,
> showed interest in my work and extended opportunities my way.
>
> (I have to put Pauline Oliveros and Laurie Andersen here in brackets
> as they have been mentioned already but always bear mentioning again!
> :-) )
>
>
> PS. I too forgot a very important link (in the realm of woman sound artists):
>
> Hildegard Westerkamp
> >From her site: "Hildegard Westerkamp is a composer, radio artist and
> sound ecologist. She presents soundscape workshops and lectures
> internationally, performs and writes."
> http://www.sfu.ca/~westerka/
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Sarah Cook
>
> URLs: www.sarahcook.info + www.crumbweb.org
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Sara Diamond, Susan Kennard and the many great ladies of the Banff New
> Media Institute (you all know who you are!)
> For organising and producing amazing future-forecasting
> interdisciplinary rigourously researched events and exhibitions in the
> field of new media, commissioning artists, building labs and platforms
> and generally encouraging an atmosphere of knowledge-sharing. I've met
> some of the most important people in my career from my time spent at
> Banff working for and with Sara and Susan; I owe much to them both,
> and they know it ;-)
> http://www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi
>
> Kathy Rae Huffman
> For opening her filofax to me within minutes of our first meeting, at
> my first visit to Ars Electronica, giving me names and phone numbers
> and subsequently introducing me to artists and cultural producers.
> Until that point every curator I had met was quite closed about their
> research and their social network and Kathy completely obliterated
> that museum-influenced impression that curating was about gate-
> keeping. She continues to inspire me by her very honest, ethical and
> straightforward working method, for not playing the power games so
> prevalent in the art world, for the early work she did for women in
> new media in the 1990s, for undertaking one of the first postgraduate
> courses in curating (actually Exhibition Design and later Museum
> Studies) and being (and I was also on my MA curating course) one of
> the few who wanted to work with media artists.
> http://www.faces-l.net/en/user/10
>
> Alison Craighead
> For her (collaborative) art work, for being an absolute delight to
> work with, for helping me question and refine my commitment to new
> media, to art, to installation, to gallery-museum based practice, to
> collections, to archives, and to the web. (And together with Jon for
> teaching me about whisky, how to handle relationship breakups, how to
> be nice to strangers, how to shop online, how to be a minimalist, how
> to live and eat well, and where to get the best British change purses
> and German unctions).
> http://www.thomson-craighead.net
>
> Marina Hyde
> For writing so smartly, sardonically, and delightfully about three of
> my favourite things to read about in the paper/online: politics,
> sport, and celebrity. On days I wish I were a journalist or blogger
> rather than a curator (which are many), contributing in an immediate
> and wide-ranging way to debates which can change minds about popular
> culture and media, I wish I could be like her.
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/marinahyde
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Jennifer Radloff
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Sally-Jean Shackleton of Women'sNet
> For her work in training women in South, and Southern Africa and
> Africa in digital storytelling. She has also been instrumental in
> other solid and meaningful activist work that connects activism with
> the real use of ICTs to transform women's lives.
> http://www.womensnet.org.za/
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Olga Panades Massanet
>
> URLs: http://www.ungravitational.net
> http://virtualfirefly.wordpress.com/
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Francesca da Rimini
> For her evocative and cruel mappings of certain realities; her radical
> use of fiction, of the impossibility coming to life. Her manufacture
> of peripheral worlds, deeply rooted in actuality, but also exceeding
> it in a very powerful personal style that floods perception. And
> particularly for her way of constructing labyrinths that suck you in.
> http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors/dariminibio.html
>
> Natalie Jeremijenko
> I find particularly inspiring her practical approach and aim to
> produce actual results. Her current project for example, the
> Environmental Health Clinic
> [http://www.environmentalhealthclinic.net/] "develops and prescribes
> locally optimized and often playful strategies to effect remediation
> of environmental systems, producing measurable and mediagenic evidence
> and coordinating diverse projects to effective material change." "Her
> work explores opportunities presented by new technologies for
> non-violent social change. Her research centres on structures of
> participation in the production of knowledge and information, and the
> political and social possibilities (and limitations) of information
> and emerging technologies - mostly through public experiments."
>
> Coco Fusco
> For her ongoing fight against authoritarian policies and repression
> along borders, inside communities, and across countries. An active
> feminist working at the intersection of political intervention and
> media-art. Hers is a critical look into the technologically mediated
> environments of today that brings about questions in a daring and
> playful manner.
> http://www.thing.net/~cocofusco
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Corrado Morgana
>
> Has anybody mentioned Rosalind Franklin?
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Giselle Beiguelman
> Media artist, graduate studies in communication and semiotics -
> professor, artistic director of Sergio Motta Art and Technology Award
>
> URL: www.desvirtual.com
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Jenny Holzer
> http://www.jennyholzer.com/
>
> Christiane Paul
> too many links...
>
> Ivana Bentes
> I could not find anything relevant about her in English. Btw, this is
> very good (from the WSF),
> http://podcast.amarc.org/Social_Forums/WSF/2009/Audios/AudioFiles/Grab_2_Evana_Bantich.mp3
> During her speech Ivana argued that the free media movement has to
> abandon its "cry baby" mentality and make full use of all available
> technologies. She says that these technologies may have been created
> within a capitalist paradigm but they should not be held captive to
> it. We need to use them to advance our communities and peoples.
>
> Virginia Woolf
> My favorite writer
>
> Clarice Lispector
> My favorite writer too
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarice_Lispector
>
> Mez Breeze
> mez is mez
> http://www.hotkey.net.au/~netwurker/
>
> Laurie anderson
> http://www.laurieanderson.com/
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Pall Thayer
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Oh, and let's not forget the tireless work of Jo-Anne Green and Helen
> Thorington at Turbulence.org
>
> http://www.turbulence.org
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Perry Bard
> www.perrybard.net
> http://dziga.perrybard.net
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Berta Sichel
> Director of Audiovisuals at the Reina Sofia Museum Madrid who recently
> started a video collection for the museum. The inaugural exhibition
> for the the collection contained 32 installations, 12 of them by women
> (maybe a museum record?) and her programming has celebrated a wide
> range of internationally known women.
>
> Second Sarah's eloquent praise of Kathy Rae Huffman who was Director
> of Cornerhouse which commissioned my artwork Man With A Movie Camera:
> The Global Remake through its Bigger Picture program. Every artist
> should be as lucky as I was to have such an encouraging and supportive
> working relationship.
>
> Simone De Beauvoir
> For contributing a female voice to the history of western thought.
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Ghislaine Boddington
>
> working within the group body>data>space
> http://www.bodydataspace.net
> with ResCen Middlesex University
> http://www.rescen.net/Ghislaine_Boddington/index.html
> and previously early digital sound and movement collective shinkansen
> see here for shinkansen and Future Physical archive
> http://www.connectivity.org.uk
>
>
> INSPIRED BY
> many many women across the years and we believe by even more of the
> future generations to come !!! in particular for us, the following
> women have been imperative as mentors in our development of
> interauthored telematic performance
>
> Thecla Schiphorst
> For her work on embodiment, sense enhancement and the human side of
> digital interaction. She worked as part of the original development
> team of Lifeforms software, the computer compositional tool for
> choreography and she has worked with Merce Cunningham since 1990
> supporting his creation of new dance with the computer. She inspires
> many with her work at Simon Fraser University Vancover and with her
> international exhibits including Bodymaps: artifacts of Touch, an
> pioneer touch based video body installation. We have been pushed by
> her thinking and questioning while working with her producing the
> second iteration of "whispers" for Future Physical (Cambridge 2003)
> and producing Bodymaps into the ICA as part of Virtual Incarnations
> Dance Umbrella 2000.
> http://www.sfu.ca/~tschipho//
>
>
> Hellen Sky
> Digital choreographer and telematic dancer, writer and director, the
> most experienced dancing woman in cyberspace !!! Hellen is the prophet
> we all need to look to for her early work on telematics and technology
> within the performance and installation space, using realtime data
> generated by the body. Co-founder of Company in Space in Melbourne
> (1992 - 2004) this group, who we worked with several times into the
> ICA and other contexts, was an inspiration for all dance technology in
> the 90s. We worked Hellen again recently for the Post Me-New ID Forum
> in Dresden and here is an excerpt of her writing from Virtual Physical
> Bodies catalogue, published by centre des arts d'Enghien-les-Bains,
> Paris, for the body>data>space exhibition Oct 2008 - Jan 2009
> http://www.hellensky.com/hellen.swf
>
> "....Although there is no gravity here
> The weight of time holds me to this virtual floor
> As you wait for me to arrive in streamings of bits and bytes,
> zeros and ones
> In realtime, lag time, day for nighttime
> To arrive at the unstable matrix of my new skin
>
> The screen is not a surface but reach of my extended touch "
>
> ....Hellen Sky
>
>
> Amanda Steggell
> For early work as online band Nood, releasing the first internet CD in
> early 1996. Inspirational work with Per Platou as Motherboard with
> installations and performative live art happenings, mediated and
> modulated by the intermediary influence of the net, often integrate
> audience participation and interaction. For ongoing exciting emotive
> projects, bringing sensitivities and real human presence to "dry" net
> time projects.
> http://www.liveart.org/
> http://www.liveart.org/motherboard/index.html
>
>
> Plus here, in London +++, so many great women working tirelessly,
> across all disciplines and the digital, often not getting much credit
> over the years..................
>
> Rachel Baker
> Leanne Bird
> Ilze Black
> Larisa Blazic
> Susan Broadhurst
> Ruth Catlow
> Anna Collin
> Susan Collins
> Kelli Dipple
> Bronac Ferran
> Julie Freeman
> Ruth Gibson
> Lizbeth Goodman
> Karen Guthrie
> Vesna Grandes
> Delphine Gaborit
> Lisa Haskell
> Dianne Harris
> Leslie Hill
> Laura Henry
> Mia Jankowicz
> Janis Jefferies
> Shobana Jeyasingh
> Francoise Lamy
> Sophia Lycouris
> Pauline van Mourik Broekman
> Helen Paris
> Sarah Platt
> Nina Pope
> Hannah Redler
> Gini Simpson
> Annika Stark
> Nicola Triscott
> Claire Welsby
> Sheron Wray
> Marie X
>
> who have we forgotten ? sorry........please do add more ...............:-)
>
> PS this list proves there is no shortage of women in UK for panels and
> keynotes .......so how come so many conferences, panels, etc still
> have so very few women involved .....?????
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Renee Turner
>
> Collaborates with Riek Sijbring and Femke Snelting under the name of
> De Geuzen a foundation for multi-visual research
>
> URLs:
> http://www.fudgethefacts.com/
> http://www.geuzen.org/
> http://www.geuzen.org/female_icons/
>
> INSPIRED OR IMPRESSED BY (AND THESE ARE JUST A FEW):
>
> Donna Haraway
> Author of A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and
> Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century, she has a way of
> embedding and embodying technologies within history, science, bodies
> and everyday life.
> Online lecture here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yxHIKmMI70
> A Cyborg Manifesto:
> http://www.stanford.edu/dept/HPS/Haraway/CyborgManifesto.html
>
> Laurie Anderson
> Jack of all trades, hacker, pioneer and techno-shaman. In 1984, I saw
> her United States Live tour, and was humbled to witness it.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SirOxIeuNDE
>
> Steina Vasulka
> An early pioneer of the electronic arts, Steina, often in
> collaboration with her partner Woody Vasulka, pushed the aesthetics of
> technology and video to its outer limits. In 1974, she taught at the
> Center for Media Study at the State University of New York, where she
> was the only female faculty member at that time. Through the years her
> work has played with the limits of technology while simultaneously
> embracing those restraints for their visual qualities. One particular
> example of this kind of approach is Machine Vision. An interview can
> be found here:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd9jaqkY6Dw
>
> Joan Jonas
> She is a funky storyteller who has the capacity to weave together the
> rinky dink, the poetic and the technological. A snippet of Vertical
> Roll is here: http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/vertical-roll/video/1/
>
> Charlotte Moorman
> Bold, experimental and a fantastically lateral Southern thinker.
> Worked with Nam June Paik and had zero fears about toying with new
> technology. She also had a tremendous sense of humor.
> Interviewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiEJdOlgcDE
>
> Avital Ronell
> The author of The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric
> Speech, is a mental broad surfer par excellence. Not only has she
> theorized about technology, but also stupidity, addiction and
> literature. She has a way of making wildly rogue connections. There is
> no link of her discussing The Telephone Book, but here's one where she
> discusses stupidity:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ksoUF0jjY
>
> Lisa Haskell
> Organized different projects around technology and digital culture. I
> haven't seen her in years, but those early projects were inspiring and
> brought many people together to think and produce in different ways.
>
> Christina McPhee
> Artist and writer....works with data landscapes. I have admired her as
> a moderator on Empyre for years. She has a way of raising the calibre
> of discussion without being exclusive or intimidating. That is truly a
> rare trait on list culture.
>
> Pauline van Mourik Broekman
> She co-founded with Simon Worthington Mute Magazine.
>
> Kate Rich
> The Bureau of Inverse Technology: Many years ago De Geuzen, asked her
> to come to the Netherlands and lecture at a symposium called Situating
> Technologies. She gave an inspiring talk on the Bureau's activities.
> The suicide box is still brilliant.
> http://www.bureauit.org/sbox/#video
>
> Sandy Stone
> She is Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Advanced
> Communication Technologies Laboratory. I admire her ability to forge
> new ways of thinking about gender, machines, the erotic, science and
> frontier bodies. I saw her perform several years ago at V2 in
> Rotterdam, and she is an amazing storyteller. Last but not least, she
> has a great sense of humor.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLkqFy6J14w&feature=related
>
> Josephine Bosma
> Through her essays and interviews, she's made valuable contributions
> to media art history and debate.
>
> Annie Abrahams
> Dutch artist residing in France who studied both biology and fine art.
> Her work explores the impact of technologies in critical, poetic and
> quirky ways. It also points to the many inherent contradictions of
> mediated connectivity. Next to her work, she has created numerous
> nodes of exchange and production within the net art community.
>
> Riek Sijbring and Femke Snelting (aka De Geuzen)
> I have worked with both of these women for almost 15 years. Through
> practicing together, we have learned much about feminisms and media
> ecologies.
>
> I could keep going and going with more women.... but I better stop
> here for the moment :-)
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: James Morris
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Mez
> She has been an influence in some of my writings/list posts,
> and I love her graphics work (I'd love her to design an alternative set
> of icons for my game;-).
>
> Delia Derbyshire
> Discovering about her and her early work with synthesis for
> the Doctor Who theme was exciting and inspiring. Two books I found very
> interesting to read were "The Demon Lover - the roots of terrorism" by
> Robin Morgan, and "Bosch" by Laurinda Dixon.
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Rob Myers
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Ada Lovelace
> The original hacker.
>
> Jasia Reichardt
> For Cybernetic Serendipity, "The Computer in Art", and after.
>
> Tessa Elliot
> Interactive multimedia artist and influential teacher.
>
> Tracey Matthieson
> Online multi-user VR pioneer.
>
> Susan Kare
> Designed the influential original Macintosh icons.
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Alan Sondheim
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Katherine Hayles
> She has written on digital writing and literature - more importantly,
> I think, she's written absollutely brilliantly on the philosophy of
> first and second-order cybernetics.
>
> Wendy Chun
> She has written on protocols, issues of control, and co-edited a
> brilliant new media reader.
>
> Margaret Boden and Sherry Turkle
> Both made, I think, the most critical contributions understanding of
> online psychology and phenomenology. Everyone should read their work.
>
> Brenda Laurel
> A brilliant writer whose work on theater and interface is really
> critical to understanding online interaction.
>
> Julia Kristeva
> Her theories of the chora and abjection resonate in cyberspace - I'm
> thinking of Powers of Horror for example.
>
> Luce Irigaray
> Her notion of fluid mechanics and its relation to the feminine is more
> than descriptive of online phenomenology - see Speculum of the Other
> Woman.
>
> Anna Munster
> Her book Materializing New Media: Embodiment in Information
> Aesthetics, has been a touchstone for me.
>
> Ann Weinstone
> Check out Avatar Bodies, A Tantra for Posthumanism - one of the very
> few sources really connecting Buddhist thought with cyber-space.
>
> Mez
> I know other people have mentioned her - but she has brought code and
> body together in cyberspace in a totally new way.
>
> Sugar Seville
> She ran the Odyssey Artspace sim in Second Life for years and created
> one of the most dynamic online cultural experiments and experiences
> I've seen
>
> Stacy Horn and Theresa Senft
> Check out,
> http://www.terrisenft.net/writing/grandinterview.html
>
> Stacy Horn
> She's a pioneer in social networking - check her out!
> http://www.echonyc.com/~horn/bio.html
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Patrick Simons
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Delia Derbyshire
> http://www.delia-derbyshire.org/
>
> Yoko Ono
> http://www.a-i-u.net/biblio3.html
>
> Annie Anxiety
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFdoPhytGqU
>
> Maja Ratkje
> http://www.last.fm/music/Maja+Ratkje
>
> Katherine Norman
> The impressively pioneering, used to use as The example of new work in
> lectures, her 'My London CD'. Most of the tracks are up on sonus.ca
> and/or last.fm
> http://www.last.fm/music/Katharine+Norman
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Aileen Derieg
> I work as a translator with an emphasis on Contemporary Art and New Media.
>
> URL: http://eliot.at
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Judith Butler
> Again and again, reading Judith Butler's books has helped me to feel
> not quite so powerless in a world that I do not agree with. The way
> she questions things that seem to be taken for granted, proposing
> radically different ways of understanding the world that make so much
> more sense - her books are certainly among the most important I have
> read in my life.
> http://rhetoric.berkeley.edu/faculty_bios/judith_butler.html
>
> Faith Wilding
> A description I read many years ago as a young student of Faith
> Wilding's "Invitation to a Burning" was what first captured my
> attention and awakened my interest in Faith and her work. Years later
> I was even more impressed to realize how she had continued to develop
> and evolve her work and ideas. When I first joined the Faces mailing
> list in the late 90s, I nearly fell off my chair when the first
> response to my introduction was a personal welcome from Faith. Having
> admired and looked up to this woman for so long, I was deeply touched
> by her response.
>
> A few years ago, in the midst of a conflict, when I was feeling sad
> and low, I was standing at a window looking down on an empty space,
> which made me think of "Invitation to a Burning" again. I wrote to
> Faith then and told her how sad I felt, how I missed the kind of
> exhilarating actions that have meanwhile become part of art history. I
> was very grateful for and encouraged by her response. To me, she is
> not only a fascinating and inspiring artist and an intelligent and
> thoughtful writer, but also a wise woman.
> http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/fwild/faithwilding/
>
> Margarete Jahrmann
> I first became aware of Margarete through the "Poptarts" section of
> Telepolis that she and Kathy Rae Huffman were responsible for, so I
> think in many ways Margarete was really the one who first introduced
> me to the possibilities of feminist digital art. What I especially
> love about her work is the way all the many layers are ultimately
> transparent. Even though some of her writing may appear confusing at
> first glance, there is a depth and fundamental coherence to it that I
> find fascinating. As engaging as her work is at a first look, as often
> as I come back to it and look again, I invariably find there is always
> even more to it.
> http://www.konsum.net/
> http://www.ludic-society.net
>
> Amy Alexander
> Like Margarete, Amy is someone I admired first, long before I had the
> pleasure of becoming personally acquainted with her. The first time I
> heard of Amy's work was when she received an Honorary Mention in the
> Prix Ars Electronica for the "Multicultural Recycler". When we later
> met through the Faces mailing list, I thoroughly enjoyed her sense of
> humor and her delightfully geeky interests. As we have stayed in
> contact since then, this is what I continue to especially appreciate
> and enjoy. What I love about Amy's work is the way the humor, the
> not-so-serious view of things, is rooted in a very serious and well
> founded understanding of the issues at stake. She has an amazing
> ability to grasp complex issues and condense them into concise and
> witty statements.
> http://amy-alexander.com/
>
> Paula Graham
> Some years ago there was an interesting thread on the Linuxchix
> "issues" mailing list about how the women subscribed to the list
> became involved in computing. All the stories were wonderful to read,
> but the one that completely blew me away was Paula Graham's. Not very
> long after that, I had the great pleasure of meeting Paula at the
> Eclectic Tech Carnival in Graz, and she has been very high on my
> personal list of most admired women ever since.
>
> I'm not sure whether Paula actually invented the term "accidental
> techie", but she is certainly the person I learned it from, meaning
> that when any kind of group reaches the point where they need to use
> technology, *somebody* has to figure out how to do it. Paula is most
> insistent about convincing other women to be self-confident and
> self-reliant enough - no matter what their background - to become that
> *somebody*. One of the most important lessons I have learned from
> Paula is that women don't always need to be "nice", and that can be
> quite a liberating insight.
> http://www.opengender.org.uk/
> http://bastubis.wordpress.com/
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Ximena Alarcon
>
> URLs:
> http://www.deeplistening.org/site/artists/a
> http://www.ioct.dmu.ac.uk/projects/ISE.html
>
> I compose virtual sound environments and transform my scores in
> multimedia interfaces. I am extending and re-implementing an
> Interactive Sonic Environment - London Underground, which I initially
> built in Director, using Lingo language.
> http://bartleby.ioct.dmu.ac.uk/~xalarcon/project/interactive.html
>
> Soon, I will launch my site that links the metros of London, Paris and
> Mexico, thus you can have a virtual journey through the sounds of
> these three acoustic environments, on Internet.
> As a branch of this work, I have worked a networked off-line
> improvisation called "Listening and Remembering", for commuters and
> their voice (in Mexico and Paris), in collaboration with Peter
> Batchelor.
> Technology for me is not a goal, but a set of powerful cultural tools
> to analyse, experiment with, and extend perceptions of the world. My
> recent artistic work is mainly based on ethnographic work with
> commuters: http://soundingunderground.wordpress.com
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> I am inspired and feel encouraged with these women's work in art and technology:
>
> Pauline Oliveros
> Her outstanding work in electronic music and the continuous innovation
> in the use of technologies extending her philosophy of deep listening.
> http://www.deeplistening.org/site/artists/O
>
> IONE
> Her art, dynamic networking, stimulating women's art and power through
> dream work, using telecircles.
> http://ionedreams.us/
>
> Serena Alexander
> Strong electroacoustic textures and gestures, clean and master work,
> extending the power of her voice.
> http://serenaalexander.com/
>
> Jess Laccetti
> A master blogger!
> http://www.jesslaccetti.co.uk
>
> Noemi Peña
> Researcher in high technology to create "Custom Ceramic Products"
> http://www.linkedin.com/pub/8/9b8/a48
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Diana McCarty (of Faces)
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Prof. Dr. Heidi Schelhowe
> For her amazing work combining feminist concepts in technological
> models and her work with illustrating how important the construction
> of knowledge is: She informs just about everything that I do!
> http://dimeb.informatik.uni-bremen.de/content/view/307/138/
>
> Seda Guerses
> Her work as a computer scientist is incredible. She asks the right
> questions and is a constant challenge to some very dangerous
> assumptions about privacy.
> http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~seda/
>
> Uschi Reiter
> For her tireless commitment to working for Women in Technology. She is
> able to realize elegant participatory models.
> http://www.firstfloor.org/ur/blog/
>
> Michelle Teran
> Her work is incredible - she connects the social with so many aspects
> of technology.
> http://techformance.blogspot.com/
>
> VNS Matrix
> They just got it: their early understanding of what was possible and
> scary about big daddy mainframe and how to subvert it!
> http://lx.sysx.org/vnsmatrix.html
>
> Gender Changers
> Because they rock!
> http://www.genderchangers.org/
>
> The Eclectic Tech Carnival
> Because they rock!
> http://www.eclectictechcarnival.org/
>
> Faces Community
> Possibly the only 90's mailing list that can sort out a cup of coffee,
> a sofa to sleep on and has members that organize their own meetings
> whenever they get the chance.
> http://www.faces-l.net
>
>  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Francesca Da Rimini
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Linda Dement
> A huge inspiration for me since i first met her in adelaide's small
> but wild queer punk scene back in the early 1980s. her work is
> beautiful, fearless, adept.
> http://www.lindadement.com/index.htm
>
> Shu Lea Cheang
> We met on email, i think through linda dement. creates complex
> multi-layered spaces mixing on and offline exploring issues around
> sex, violence, prejudice, society. pushes boundaries, always with
> incredible style, seductive surfaces, humour. a mistress of the
> interface.
>
> Silvia Federici
> Extraordinary radical historian. her book Caliban and the Witch
> examines women, labour, power and dispossession through the lense of
> inquisitions, demonisation and other forms of violence. a compelling
> account which can be read many times.
> http://www.generation-online.org/p/pfederici.htm
>
> Teri Hoskin
> Philosopher, artist, criss-crossing media as the ideas demand. not
> afraid of the dark, ever. someone i can send my writing to, at any
> stage of roughness, without shame.
> http://www.altx.com/ulmer/hoskin/fishtrap.html#
>
> Rea
> Artist working in sculpture, photography, digital media, installation.
> explores issues around indigenous/colonial histories and
> representation. smart, powerful, straight up.
> http://www.artreview.com.au/art/profiles/artists/mint--r-e-a.aspx
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Ele Carpenter
>
> The Open Source Embroidery project has led me to some fantastic women
> working with media arts and crafts in many different ways. So I'd like
> to nominate a list of women artists and writer who have inspired me in
> their rigorous enquiry, and whose work will, or should, go in the
> history books.
>
> I've also  blogged about Ada Lovelace on www.eleweekend.blogspot.com
> to highlight Richard Hamilton's poster Free Ada Lovelace, which can be
> seen to make the connection between access to culture, museums,
> computing and software.
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Joanna Drucker
> http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/members/drucker
>
> Sneha Solanki
> http://electronicartist.net/solanki
>
> Aileen Derieg
> http://eipcp.net/transversal/0707/derieg/en
>
> Kate Pemberton
> http://www.artisopensource.net/index.php
>
> Becky Stern
> http://sternlab.org/
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Tracey Meziane Benson
>
> URLs:
> www.byte-time.net
> www.fauxonomy.org
> www.dorkbot.org/dorkbotcbr
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Linda Carroli - Writer, artist and commentator.
> http://flytrapper.synthasite.com
> http://artwriting.blogspot.com
> http://transmissionlines.blogspot.com
> http://twitter.com/lcarroli
>
> Patrica Piccinini - artist
> http://www.patriciapiccinini.net/
>
> Linda Dement - artist
> http://www.lindadement.com/
>
> Elizabeth Grosz - academic
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Grosz
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Anne Roth
> I wouldn't consider myself being active in media or net arts, rather
> activism. I did an Ada Lovelace blog post (in German)
> http://annalist.noblogs.org/post/2009/03/25/ada-lovelace-day-star-simpson-and-donna-metzlar
>
> about
>
> Donna Metzlar
> Activist and (one of the) driving force(s) with the Genderchangers,
> http://www.genderchangers.org/ and Eclectic Tech Carnival,
> http://eclectictechcarnival.org/
>
> Star Simpson
> Who was arrested at the Boston Airport (and later convicted) for
> "wearing a hoax device", a selfmade LED application (see
> http://boingboing.net/2007/09/21/mit-student-arrested.html). She
> described herself in one sentence as "I'm an inventor, artist,
> engineer, and student, I love to learn, build, and do" and here are
> some of the things she built.
> http://starbur.st/portfolio/
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Max d. Well
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Lynn Hershman Leeson
> Already kinda literally associated by one of her outstanding works:
> the movie *Conceiving Ada*... all her works (installations, videos)
> make her one of the most influential and important woman artists of
> the last decades
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Micha Cardenas
>
> I'm interested in the interplay of the body, technology and
> biopolitics. I did a performance called Becoming Dragon in dec 2008.
> just finishing up my MFA at ucsd, just started working in sheldon
> brown's experimental game lab.
>
> URLs:
> http://technotrannyslut.com
> http://secondloop.wordpress.com
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Avital Ronell
> Philosopher of technology, for being my friend and mentor, ever so
> briefly, one summer at EGS, and a massive inspiration who turned my
> whole idea of knowledge and thought and ways of approaching politics
> upside down and inside out. i can't even describe how much i owe to
> her...
> http://as.nyu.edu/object/avitalronell.html
>
>
> Allucquere Rosanne (Sandy) Stone
> Another philosopher of technology, another amazing woman who i met at
> EGS who was so supportive of me throughout my 15 immersive performance
> of Becoming Dragon, being more than generous, providing guidance,
> wisdom and grounding, and for thinking through the questions of online
> worlds and gender so long before i even started considering them, and
> for so generously providing me with personal advice about
> transitioning that was so valuable to me.
> http://sandystone.com
>
>
> Adriene Jenik
> Networked performance artist, creator of distributed social cinema -
> adriene is one of the main reasons i am even in grad school and
> decided to dedicate myself to being an artist and has also been so, so
> generous and giving throughout my years working with and knowing her.
> her warmth along with her deep, deep knowledge of new media art has
> guided me so much. she has been one of the main people in my life to
> really educate me about feminism.
> http://adrienejenik.net
>
>
> Orlan
> For not being afraid to find the limits of merging the body and
> technology, orlan is the artist who has inspired me most. i think her
> work is a shining example and challenge to artists' commitment
> everywhere.
> http://orlan.net/
>
> Donna Haraway
> Another massive inspiration for how i think about politics and
> technology and the body who's thinking on interspecies and
> transspecies relationships helped me develop my own ideas in my work.
>
> Beatriz da Costa
> Bioartist, interspcies collaborator. For making so much inspiring
> bioart, for the brilliant, brilliant term Tactical Biopolitics, for
> her guidance in one short studio visit about Becoming Dragon which
> helped me reframe my approach to the whole project, and which has
> turned out to me a great suggestion.
> http://www.beatrizdacosta.net/
>
> Elle Mehrmand
> My closest and dearest friend right now, a brilliant new media
> performance artist and beautiful, strong, brave ally.
> http://visarts.ucsd.edu/something-happening/?author=18
> http://myspace.com/assemblyofmazes (that's her band, but she's working
> on a website soon)
>
> Subrosa
> For their brilliant linking of witch hunts, queer and gender variant
> persecution and feminine knowledge production in Yes Species.
> http://cyberfeminism.net/
>
> probably not surprising, but its my personal list...
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MY NAME: Marc Garrett
>
> URL:http://www.furtherfield.org
>
> INSPIRED BY
>
> Anne-Marie Schleiner
>
> Velvet-Strike. http://www.opensorcery.net/velvet-strike - A collection
> of spray paints to use as graffiti on the walls, ceiling, and floor of
> the popular network shooter terrorism game "Counter-Strike",
> conceptualized during the beginning of Bush's "War on Terrorism."
>
> "...part of a growing movement to bring a message of peace, love and
> happiness to online shooters by any means necessary. Graphical User
> Intervention, a more radical group of protesters, will go so far as to
> sacrifice their characters for the greater cause of getting out a
> message of non-violence." Wired.
>
> When this appeared on the net art scene in 2002 I completely
> understood and appreciate why Anne-marie used her computing and art
> skills to embark in such a dynamic interventionist tactic, in
> challenging the psychology, attitudes and fetish around violence and
> war in the form of interventionist, networked play. It had to be done,
> especially in contrast to the overwhelming experience of witnessing
> our governments and media falling into the typical trappings of opting
> for more violence to (supposedly) solve terrorism. I personally, found
> it all extremely frustrating seeing the world torn apart by other
> (slack) males, as well as those who bought into. This is also one of
> the various anti-war net artworks, which inspired me to make some of
> my own anti-war net art-works.
>
>
> Aileen Deirig
>
> Aileen, for her dedication in being part of and supporting various
> contemporary, independent groups and organisations; many involving
> women where she has selflessly shared her energy, ideas and varied
> skills, whether it be in programming, writing or social engagement. A
> collaborator who genuinely incorporates her personal, social and
> contextual beliefs into her everyday life and practice. I also admire
> her intelligence in understanding that art is not just about product,
> but also fluid place where contemporary factors such as feminism,
> politics, technology and human context all have a place, allow agency.
> Some of the projects that Aileen has been involved with are:
> Genderchangers - http://genderchangers.org,
> The faces list - http://www.faces-l.net/,
> the Servus blog - http://core.servus.at/node/164,
> the Furtherfield blog - http://blog.furtherfield.org (thanks Aileen),
> Monochrome Blog - http://www.monochrom.at/english, and more.
> You find more Aileens projects, translations and writings here - http://eliot.at
>
>
> Josephine Bosma
>
> Josephine is also important to mention, especially in repsect of her
> work around net art, networked cultures and media art generally. From
> 1991 until 1998 Josephine Bosma worked with the independent station
> Radio Patapoe in Amsterdam and also with VPRO radio, a Dutch national
> broadcaster. Since 1993 her focus has been on media art and media
> theory and she has published numerous interviews and essays in book
> collections and in magazines including Mute (UK), Telepolis (D), UHK
> (NO), and Switch (USA). She played a key part in organizing the radio
> part of the Next 5 Minutes 2 and Next 5 Minutes 3 festivals, and has
> edited the streaming media sections of the nettime book, ReadMe and
> the N5M3 workbook. In January 2001 Josephine initiated the newsletter
> for net art criticism, Cream. Josephine Bosma lives and works in
> Amsterdam. Josephine Bosma's Database, here you will find essays,
> articles, lecture notes, transcripts and broadcasts etc.
> http://laudanum.net/cgi-bin/media.cgi?action=frontpage
>
>
>
> Sadie Plant
>
> The most important Sadie Plant book for me was 'The Most Radical
> Gesture: The Situationist International in a Postmodern Age, published
> in 1992. It's one of those books that you read over and over again.
> What I personally got from it was how rich her perspective was in
> contrast to most Situationist historical texts on the subject, and
> more expansive. Here is a link to an interesting interview with Sadie
> Plant Brett by Stalbaum and Geri Wittig -
> http://switch.sjsu.edu/web/v5n1/plant/
>
> If you have not read The Most Radical Gesture and do not wish to take
> the risk of  buying it, why not visit here on Questia where you can
> read it on-line and copy etc
> http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=103446663
>
>
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> MY NAME: Helen Varley Jamieson
>
> my ada lovelace day post:
> http://creative-catalyst.com/serendipity/index.php?/archives/13-AdaLovelace-Day.html
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> MY NAME: Michelle Kasprzak - Curator & Writer
>
> http://curating.info
> http://michelle.kasprzak.ca
> http://twitter.com/mkasprzak
>
> ...and here's my post, too!
>
> http://michelle.kasprzak.ca/blog/archives/365
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> blogged at: http://m3me.wordpress.com/
>
> Ada is an inspiration as much in her foresight as in the ways she
> accomplished and implemented her ideas. going beyond the conventions
> of her days, she did not let herself being encloistered by her class
> and society, but found ways to implant her ideas into the public
> sphere.
>
> Conceiving ada was my initiation to her life and work, transposed
> already to our times.
>
> Technology stems from the industrial-military complex, and what it is
> missing most, in order to be used artistically, is poetry. poetry as
> in beauty, as in emotion, as in awe.
>
> Here some contemporary artists i came across that are driven in this way:
>
> natabor: http://www.aa-vv.org/
>
> adriana sa: http://adrianasa.planetaclix.pt/
>
> ursula scherrer: http://www.ursulascherrer.com/
>
> sculptrice: http://iiie.klingt.org/sculptrice
>
> This brings us back to nature, maybe the most compelling discussion we
> should be having, as an arrogant, snobish past is giving way to a
> growing sensation of symbiosis and the fragility of its interrelations.
>
> A 130 year old woman was 'discovered' in kazakhstan; when asked (how?
> why? - kind of silly really; as if they were not more interesting
> points of debate) attribute humor and using grandmother's cures for
> all ills. An unbroken chain of knowledge, that women can pride
> themselves on. Interestingly, it is not always adquired but can 'feel'
> intuitively right.
>
> Ada is as close as it can get to adam, 'the first one', tricked out of
> paradise and innocence by the scheming eve, eager for more; our
> chastity belt ever since. this might be coming full circle..
>
> There is a growing movement of women empowerment worldwide, which will
> make a difference, specially when the patriarchal society is about to
> wave the white flag; like the microcredit movement or video
> volunteers:
> http://www.videovolunteers.org/
>
> Ada is not about any specific thing, she is about the 'going beyond'
> oneself to achieve something that wants to come forward. it is about
> doing the intuitive thing. names don't really matter. it is about
> communication and exchange. she developed a part of that, the growing
> 'global consciousness' we call 'the net' - a tool that shrank space
> and time;
>
> curious where it will take us..
>
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