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

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Mar 31 18:36:28 CEST 2009


Hi Ximena,

thank you :-)

I suppose this is a good chance for those who wish to add links or more 
context regarding their submissions to do so...

It is looking quite amazing!

marc

> 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
>>
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>> 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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