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Thursday, June 13 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Technological fictions and feminist futures

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New technologies function as narrations of a better society. Simultaneously, they are articulations of structures of power that demonstrate how societies handle physical realities. What happens if one provokes those narrations and tries to influence futures of technologies through feminist theories? In our workshop we aim to observe, critique, and re-narrate futures of the internet. By acknowledging the power of imagination in the formulation of technologies we aim to hack and redefine those narrations. We first assess the current state of the internet and analyse where we find patriarchal, capitalist and/or social inequalities. Then, we discuss how responses to those structures of power can look like. In small groups we investigate how an alternative narration could look like in a feminist context. Outcome of each group is a feminist short story of an alternative internet that advocates for digital human rights. By using narration as a cultural practice we aim to shed new light on current debates about a feminist internet and the formulation of technologies. To imagine those futures and to write alternative stories is not only a way to discuss social structures of power, but also to actively shape those futures from a feminist standpoint.

Speakers
avatar for Katrin Fritsch

Katrin Fritsch

Co-Founder, MOTIF Institute for Digital Culture
technology + culture, feminist science fiction, narratives of technologies, sustainability, strategy, data + society


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Limes (Laico)

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