Abstracts and workshop programme

Digital gender: Theory, methodology, and practice

March 12, Venue: HUMlab 

09:00-09:30: Registration and coffee

09:30-09:40: Welcome and introduction

09:40-10:30: Keynote: Movement Knowledge: Science of the Oppressed from the Transborder Immigrant Tool to Autonets (open)
Micha Cárdenas, Electronic Disturbance Theater/b.a.n.g. lab/University of Southern California, USA

10:30-11:30: Digital Gender, Bullying and Activism

Online hate discourse - Articulation, Experience, Prevention
Maria Carbin, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies and Eric Carlsson, Department of Culture and Media Studies, Umeå University, Sweden

The chicken-egg conundrum: Examining the role of digital in construction of gender. Or vice versa.
Nishant Shah, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India

11:30-12:30: Lunch

12:30-14:00: Gender, History, and the Digital

Abstract Scripting a Gameable War
Thomas Karlsson, Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University, Sweden

Sexual virtue exposed: 'Slut-shaming' in cyberspace and on the streets of Ancient Rome
Lewis Webb, Classics Department, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Seeing Through the Gendered Fog: Digital Approaches to Identifying Ancient Women
Alex McAuley, Classical Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

14:00- 14:30: Coffee break

14:30- 17:30 Gender and Gamemaker Concepts with Carl-Eric Engqvist, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden


March 13, Venue: HUMlab-X

09:30-10:00: Coffee

10:00-11:00: Critical Making of Gender in the Digital

Ballade of Women: Embodying Perspectives on Women's Rights
Jeroen Peeters and Nigel Papworth, Interactive Institute Umeå, Sweden

Digital Gladiatrixes: Historical Concepts of Gender on Screens
Anna Foka, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden

11:00-12:00: Gender in the Digital Realm

Transdigital, Transgender
Jenny Sundén, The School of Culture and Education, Södertörns University, Sweden

Toxic WOCs: Constructing Race and Gender in Digital Spaces
Roopika Risam, Department of English, Salem State University in Massachusetts, USA

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-14:30: Digital VS Physical

Transgender Hand as Digital Device
Oliver Bendorf, School of Library & Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Electric Lady #1: The Interconnections of Digital and Physical in Janelle Monae's Metropolis Suite
Maxwell Cooper, The University of Adelaide, Australia

The limitations and possibilities of using digital technologies in applied gender research in Afghanistan
Julienne Corboz, Eureka Research and Evaluation, Kabul, Afghanistan

14:30- 15:00: Coffee break

15:00-16:00:  Keynote: Remixing gender studies: Methodological provocations for creative innovation (open)
Annette Markham, Information Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark, Guest Professor, Deparment of Informatics,
 Umeå University, Sweden

16:00- 18:30: Making gendered bodies
Gender and Critical Making Workshop with Ginger Coons, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada

19:00: Conference dinner


March 14, Venue: HUMlab-X

09:30-10:30: Gender, Performance, and the Digital

Mental illness and social media: Gendered performances of disorder, disordered performances of gender?
Anna Johansson, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden

Do you think I'm pretty? Crowdsourced Girl Identities
Camilla Hällgren, Educational Sciences: Interractive Media and Learning, Umeå University, Sweden

10:30- 11:00: Coffee

11:00-12:00: Digital Technology and Gender

Transactional Becomings: Human technology and Digital self
Viktor Arvidsson, Department of Informatics, Umeå University, Sweden.

"Did you mean: why are women cranky?" Google - a means of inscription, a means of de-scription?
Jennie Olofsson, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-15:00: Recap, round table discussion, publishing plans and goodbye