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Goldsmiths Press: The Future Media Series

The Future Media series will be published by Goldsmiths Press from 2016-17. We are inviting proposals, submissions and expressions of interest. Please contact goldsmithspress@gold.ac.uk ABOUT THE SERIES For the Future Media series, authors are encouraged to offer a relatively short, sharp intervention in response to actual or potential short-term, utilitarian and instrumentalist thinking about a particular scenario or performance of…

CFP: Media Fails: What Flops, Fiascos, and Bungles Tell us About Media History

Media Fails: What Flops, Fiascos, and Bungles Tell us About Media History, edited by Phoebe Bronstein and Carol Stabile Media histories are generally told from the standpoint of industrial successes: the VHS and DVDs rather than Betamax and LaserDiscs; Skype and Facetime rather than videophones; the Nintendo Entertainment System rather than the Nintendo Virtual Boy; the iPhone rather than the…

Call for Papers: Issue 9, Open Call

Call for Papers: Open Call Issue Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology | adanewmedia.org Issue 9, May 2016 Editors: Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University) and Carol Stabile (University of Oregon) We invite contributions to a peer-reviewed open call issue featuring research on gender, new media and technology. We are particularly interested in contributions that exemplify Ada’s commitments to politically…

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2015

Ada at CNI 2015 The Fembot Collective made an appearance at this year’s Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2015 conference; Karen Estlund, Sarah Hamid, and Bryce Peake presented on the successes, failures, growths, and lessons of Fembot’s open access, peer reviewed journal: Ada: a Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. The talk was extremely well received and attended, giving us…

d0xxxing precautions

If GamerGate and Wiki Harassment have taught us one thing, it’s that third-party trolls (who just like to see things get fucked up in general) will release the private information of anyone on any side of any public debate, just to watch the chaos that ensues. One way trollz facilitate this is through d0xxing, or worse, SWATing. Doxxing is the…

Anonymous Activism/Tor for Feminists

Feminists have been doing digital, anonymous media praxis for a long time. The internet affords us many great opportunities, but also a larger footprint should we want to stay anonymous. The reasons for anonymity are clear: anti-racist and feminist activists are met with threats and acts of physical violence from social institutions with those types of power, while institutions with…

Open Peer Review Launched of Ada Issue 8: Gender, Globalization and the Digital!

We are excited to announce that the community review for Ada, Issue 8: Gender, Globalization, and the Digital, edited by Roopika Risam [@roopikarisam], has launched. We encourage all members of the Fembot Collective to read and comment on the submissions. The formatting may still a work-in-progress, so we emphasize substantive feedback about content, argument, and scholarship will be much more helpful to…

Now live: Ada Issue no. 7, Open Call!

Editing this issue together also taught us much about the open peer review process we are refining. On one hand, we were reminded of the fragility of online communication, especially when the painful work of critique is involved, and just how much labor needs to be poured into communicating clearly and straightforwardly. On the other hand, we relished the opportunity…

Join us for the Ms. Fembot Edit-a-Thon + Hack-a-Thon!

Join us on Friday, March 6, 2015 and Saturday, March 7, 2015 as we collaborate, innovate, and intervene in Los Angeles, California! Edit-A-Thon Contribute to the digital legacy of women, trans, and/or gender non-conforming scientists, writers, scholars, filmmakers, artists, activists, politicians, and others by writing them into Wikipedia at Ms. Magazine’s office in Beverly Hills. Hack-a-Thon In memory of the…

Open Peer Review of Ada Issue 7 [Open Call] Launched!

We are excited to announce that the community review for Ada, Issue 7: Open Call, edited by Carol Stabile [@castabile] and Radhika Gajjala [@cyberdivalivesl]! We encourage all members of the Fembot Collective to read and comment on the submissions. The formatting may still a work-in-progress, so we emphasize substantive feedback about content, argument, and scholarship will be much more helpful to authors…