The Faces mailing list launched in 1997 as a pragmatic response to the needs of a small but growing number of women in media - the question “where are the women?” and the desire to find out what women do with new media defined a gap in existing technological structures and developments. This exposes how gendered constructions come into play as visions for the future are conceived and evolving non-human actors are systematized. But to what end: how do techno-utopic dreams translate into lived realities and for who? Artists, programmers, theorists, designers, curators, activists, Djs, & other digital workers are invited to celebrate 20 years of Faces.
Panel discussion, From C to X in the Post City: networked feminisms, explores the theories and practices of cyberfeminism, xenofeminism and feminist critiques of technology - WIth: Virginia Barrett (VNS Matrix), Annie Goh, Helen Hester (Laboria Cuboniks - cancelled), Alla Mitrofanova
The FACES community is administrated and maintained by Diana McCarty, Kathy Rae Huffman, Us©hi Reiter and Valie Djordjevic. Since 2002 the Faces mailing list and website are hosted by servus.at, a non commercial cultural backbone in Linz. FACES: gender, technology, art. http://faces-l.net
The FACES network celebrates its 20th anniversary in Coop with Stadtwerkstatt: STWST48x3 in cooperation with servus.at. Diana McCarty & Us©hi Reiter with servus.at