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Ada Issue 6 [Hacking the Black/White Binary] is Live!


Cover Illustration By Ameryah Henderson

“Our special issue asks us to think broadly across disciplines about what tools digital humanities and digital frameworks might offer to the study of race and gender. Many of the articles in the issue also ponder the converse question, placing various technological schemas and approaches in conversation with critical race theory, women of color feminisms, queer of color critique, critical media studies, and postcolonial studies. In this way, we hope this issue opens up a paradisciplinary conversation about the Black/White binary.”

Congratulations to special issue editors Brittney Cooper and Margaret Rhee on the launch of Ada, Issue 6: Hacking the Black/White Binary, featuring a fantastic array of articles:

  1. Hacking Binaries/Hacking Hybrids: Understanding the Black/White Binary as a Socio-technical Practice by Laura Forlano and Kat Jungnickel
  2. The Voice on the Line: A Reflection on Creating the Feminist Phone Intervention by The Feminist Phone Intervention
  3. A Look In Our Lives: The 4991 Series and Black Women’s Narratives as Working Cultural Memories by Regina N. Bradley
  4. Shifting Futures: Digital Trans of Color Praxis by Micha Cárdenas
  5. Hacking the Label: Hacktivism, Race, and Gender by Leonie Maria Tanczer
  6. Sex Hacker: Configuring Chinese Women in the Age of Digital Penetration by Long T. Bui
  7. Mutt, Monster or Melting-Pot? Mixed-Race Metaphor and Obama’s Ambivalent Hybridity by Nathan Rambukkana

In addition to the issue’s full-length articles, the editors sought to continue the practice of hacking traditional academic formalities with a special section — Feminist Hacks. The hacks present short theoretical provocations and art pieces that meditate on the Black/White binary through a feminist lens:

  1. 10 F Philippines by Barbara Jane Reyes
  2. Welcome to the Queer Rebellion by KB Boyce, Celeste Chan: Queer Rebels
  3. The Bodies and Spaces of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Maria Faini
  4. What Cyborgs Dream by Maile Arvin
  5. RT@philliswheat by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Read, comment, and share! And look out for the announcement of the Open Peer Review session commencing for Ada, Issue 7 on Ada Peer Review — just a week away! Members of the Fembot Collective are a crucial part of the peer review process. If you’re not a member of the Fembot Collective, and would like to be nominated, see details here.