From Cyborgs To Facebook: Technological Dreams and Feminist Critiques
From a feminist perspective there has always been a love-hate relationship between technology and feminist projects. Technology ‘frees’ us from our sexed bodies through reproductive technology, and through the faceless communication of the Internet. Yet at the same time it enslaves us in an ever more incomprehensible net of global relations and consumer requirements. Technology empowers, but excludes. At what price comes a cyborg liberation of the mind from the body?
Sophia, the Belgian Network for Gender Studies, is organizing this international conference that will investigate the latest developments in theory and research on the many aspects of gender and technology from a feminist angle.