I’m in Boston this weekend speaking at the Women, Action and the Media conference with Jessica and Samhita from feministing. Our panel is called (Web) Sites of Resistance: Why Blogs Matter. I got bumped at the last minute so will be sort of speaking in an unofficial capacity, but it should be way cool anyway. Jess and Sami will be liveblogging the event, so check out feministing for frequent updates.
I’ve been sort of considering lately that this blog has really tipped over into “technology” without so much of the “feminism”, but expect that to change soon. It’s a strange tension to walk. I’m not even vaguely part of the “feminist blogosphere”, and most of the feminist work I do isn’t really related to my academic interests. On the other hand, I am a feminist, and one who has been studying feminist theory for more than ten years, so it really does inform all of my thinking. I think that in a lot of ways the work I do on privacy and surveillance is feminist, as it analyzes the power dynamics of technology. But I’d like to get back more to my roots and make explicit my thinking about the ways that gender, race, and especially class play out in contemporary technology. I’m sure that by the end of this weekend I’ll be inspired to do just that.