Filed under journal | Tags: · feminism, gender, hacker culture, hacking, maker culture, technology
“This special issue of the journal shows a growing body of work that brings together feminism with hacking and making. The growth of internet technologies and the pervasion of computer culture into everyday life has prompted a renewed interrogation of the gender limits within these information technologies and digital media. From the shiny glass screens on our mobile devices to the sprawling campuses of technology corporations, gendered configurations of power within technoculture have become the focus of attention in popular culture, media, and academic scholarship.” (from the Introduction)
Edited by Shaowen Bardzell, Lilly Nguyen, and Sophie Toupin (a.k.a. SSL Nagbot)
Published March 2016
Filed under artists book | Tags: · 3d printing, art, contemporary art, critical making, design, diy, diy biology, engineering, hacker culture, hackerspace, machine, maker culture, manifesto, open source, science, technology
“Critical Making is a handmade book project by Garnet Hertz that explores how hands-on productive work ‐ making ‐ can supplement and extend critical reflection on technology and society. It works to blend and extend the fields of design, contemporary art, DIY/craft and technological development. It also can be thought of as an appeal to the electronic DIY maker movement to be critically engaged with culture, history and society: after learning to use a 3D printer, making an LED blink or using an Arduino, then what?
The publication has 70 contributors ‐ primarily from contemporary art and academia ‐ and its 352 pages are bound in ten pocket-sized zine-like volumes. The project takes the topic of DIY culture literally by printing an edition of 300 copies on a hacked photocopier with booklets that were manually folded, stapled and cut. The 300 finished copies were primarily given away for free to project contributors, individuals and institutions important to them. Some of the handmade copies were traded for reviews, photographs, videos, lectures and were given to library archives.
Publisher Telharmonium Press, Hollywood/CA, November 2012
10 booklets, 352 pages total
Filed under book | Tags: · 3d printing, commons, hacker culture, hackerspace, maker culture, networks, p2p, peer production, politics, production, technology
“This edited volume is a special edition of Journal of Peer Production. It consists of papers written by presenters at the Peer Production-track at the Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS), Göteborg 2014. In their different ways, the authors bear witness to foregone and forgotten traditions of utopian technology development, providing the background of present-day initiatives to build a better future from bottom-up.”
Edited by Johan Söderberg and Maxigas
Publisher NSU Press, Aarhus, November 2014
All the content in this book is in the public domain