A Semblance of Human Silhouettes

13 Aug 2016

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Saturday, 13th August 2016, 2-4pm

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Reading Group on Cyberfeminism


A Semblance of Human Silhouettes
Reading Group on Cyberfeminism

Saturday, 13th August 2016, 2-4pm
EnclaveLab, 50 Resolution Way, SE8 4AL

Deriving from the artistic proxy of Anne de Boer and Frederique Pisuisse's re-construction of personas and images, this reading group will explore encounters of the body with technology, focusing specifically upon figures of the cyborg, the networked body and transformations of identity in the virtual space, in tandem with Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto and key Cyberfeminist approaches.

Close Readings:

- Donna Haraway, A Cyborg Manifesto, in Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, Routledge, 1990 (p. 291- 316), available at: https://monoskop.org/images/f/f3/Haraway_Donna_J_Simians_Cyborgs_and_Women_The_Reinvention_of_Nature.pdf

- Brian Massumi, Concrete Is as Concrete Doesn't, in Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation, Duke University Press, 2002 (p. 1-21), available at:

- Maria Fernandez and Faith Wilding, Situating Cyberfeminisms: Domain Errors!, in Cyberfeminist Practices, 2003, (p. 17 - 28), available at:


Further Readings:

-Jacob Gaboury, A Queer History of Computing, available at:

-Hito Steyerl, In Defense of the Poor Image, available at:

-Cornelia Sollfrank, Interview on the net.art project Female Extension, available at:


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Frederique Pisuisse

Rieneke Pisuisse

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