NEW DATE! Survival: Collectivity, Co-Authorship, and Sourcebooks—A Cyberfeminism Index Book Tour Workshop with Mindy Seu

Sunday, January 15, 2023, 2–4:30pm

The cover of the Cyberfeminism Index by Mindy Seu, which commprises of black text that mimics code on a bright green background. Design by Laura Coombs.

About this workshop

This workshop has been rescheduled to Sunday, January 15, 2023! This is an in-person workshop and will take place at Wendy's Subway. 

Date: January 15, 2023
Time: 2-4:30pm EST
Capacity: 20 participants
Cost: $25–$75 (Sliding scale, discounted from $40–$90). No one turned away for lack of funds. 
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About the workshop

Joing us on the occasion of the release of Cyberfeminism Index by Mindy Seu, published by Inventory Press. The afternoon will feature an AR-based performative reading by Seu, followed by a short workshop where participants create a collectively-authored resource book. Participants will receive a copy of this publication after the workshop.
 
In Cyberfeminism Index, hackers, scholars, artists, and activists of all regions, races and sexual orientations consider how humans might reconstruct themselves by way of technology. Edited by designer, professor, and researcher Mindy Seu, it includes more than 700 short entries of radical techno-critical activism in a variety of media, including excerpts from academic articles and scholarly texts; descriptions of hackerspaces, digital rights activist groups, and bio-hacktivism; and depictions of feminist net art and new media art.
 
Using Cyberfeminism Index as an example, participants will create a collective sourcebook using Are.na. We will consider different modes of resource allocation, co-authorship, and revisionist histories. Using scanners and our mobile phones, we will use the library of Wendy's Subway to collect excerpts of tools in its expanded definition.

A small number of advance copies of Cyberfeminism Index will be available to purchase. Preorders, to ship by January, are available here
 

About the instructor

Mindy Seu (b. 1991, California) is a designer and technologist based in New York City. Her expanded practice involves archival projects, techno-critical writing, performative lectures, design commissions, and close collaborations. Her latest writing surveys historical precursors of the metaverse and reveals the materiality of the internet. Mindy’s ongoing Cyberfeminism Index, which gathers three decades of online activism and net art, was commissioned by Rhizome and presented at the New Museum in its online form, and its print form is a recipient of a Graham Foundation Grant. She has lectured internationally at cultural institutions (Barbican Centre, New Museum), academic institutions (Columbia University, Central Saint Martins), and mainstream platforms (Pornhub, SSENSE, Google), among many others, and has been a resident at MacDowell, Sitterwerk Foundation, Pioneer Works, and Internet Archive. Mindy holds an M.Des. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a B.A. in Design Media Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently Assistant Professor at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts and Critic at Yale School of Art.

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