FemTechNet Allied Media Conference Network Gathering
FemTechNet is an activated network of hundreds of scholars, students, and artists who work at the borders of technology, science, and feminism in a variety of fields including Science and Technology Studies, Media and Visual Studies, Art, Women’s, Queer, and Ethnic Studies. In the FemTechNet (Feminist Technology) Network Gathering we will explore how technology perpetuates existing structural inequalities and what can we do to make technologies work for us and our diverse communities. We will create a collaborative space for revealing the power relations embedded in technology, such as racial bias in tech design, systemic threats to online safety, and gender imbalances. Our goal is to review existing materials from the FemTechNet archive of videos, syllabi, and/or assignment prompts in order to formulate continued organizing goals. Our hope at the AMC is to bring people into the FemTechNet network and springboard new projects and collaborations.
Participants will walk away with a bank of successful intersectional feminist project designs, alliances with people in different geographical and institutional contexts, and supportive relationships built from face-to-face collaborations.
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Organizational or Institutional Affiliation (if any)
Are you an employee of a university, non-profit organization, center, or any other group you would like to list? Please type your affiliation as you would like it to appear in the agenda.
Other Contact Information
(e.g. social media handles -- Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc)
Where are you geographically based?
FemTechNet Involvement (if any)
Have you been a part of the FemTechNet DOCC (distributed open collaborative course)? This can be as a teacher, learner, facilitator, collaborator, etc. Additionally, have you attended any FemTechNet meetings, e.g. summer workshops, committee meetings, other sessions, etc.
AMC Involvement (if any)
Have you applied to another track, practice space, or network gathering at the Allied Media Conference?
Other Relevant Involvement (if any)
Have you been involved in other activism including feminist/ tech/ educational or community organizing work that you would like to share with us?
Have you participated in the Allied Media Conference before?
Yes, as a participant
Yes, as a coordinator
Yes, as a facilitator, trainer, or artist
No, I have never participated in AMC
If you may be unable to attend because of costs, what level of support may help to ease the challenges of traveling to the AMC conference in Detroit?
For example, a travel stipend (please indicate amount), room sharing for accommodations or billet, etc.
About FemTechNet & Contact Info
FemTechNet (FTN) is a network of people in working committees (FemTechNet), an innovative connected course model (DOCC), and a course (“Collaborations in Feminism & Technology”). For more information about how the network, the DOCC structure, or course works, visit the "About" page at
For More Information
We hold informal informational sessions about FemTechNet every first Friday of the month at 11am PT/ 1pm CT/ 2pm ET. If you would like to attend a session before the Allied Media Conference, or if you have any questions at all about the network, contact femtechnetinquiries (AT) gmail (DOT) com.
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