[-empyre-] Week 3 on empyre: Welcome Anne Balsamo

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 03:00:51 AEDT 2015

Welcome Ann, I hope you remember me, we met in Oslo and in Stockholm for
many years ago! :)

On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Renate Terese Ferro <rferro at cornell.edu>

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> Throughout these past two weeks of our discussion on New Tools and
> Technologies in 2015, Jason, Ben, Murat myself, and others have touched
> upon the cross-disciplinary influences of humanities and culture. I am
> pleased to introduce into our discussion Anne Balsamo. I met Anne in 2009
> at the Digital Arts and Culture conference held at Irvine
> http://escholarship.org/uc/ace_dac09
> It was there that I heard of her research and interests in the
> cross-disciplinary influences on play and tinkering in the creative
> process of technological innovation. My lab, the Tinker Factory Lab,
> programs many of its events revolving around these issues. Anne¹s book.
> Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work (Duke, 2011), has
> been an inspiration to my thinking about these issues especially in
> relationship to feminist thinking.
> Just this past summer Anne and Liz Losh from the University of San Diego
> introduced me to a network of feminist scholars, academics, and
> technologists who have formed a collective Fem TechNet
> http://femtechnet.org/about-the-network/who-we-are/ I welcome Anne today
> and hope she will share her research and current thoughts about thinking
> through new tools and technologies.
> Anne Balsamo serves as the Dean of the School of Media Studies at The New
> School in New York City. Her most recent book, Designing Culture: The
> Technological Imagination at Work (Duke, 2011) examines the relationship
> between culture and technological innovation, with a particular focus on
> the role of the humanities in cultural innovation. In 2012, she and
> Alexandra Juhasz co-founded FemTechNet. Balsamo served as one of the key
> designers of the Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC) offered by
> FemTechNet in 2013. Previously she was a Full Professor at the University
> of Southern California where she held joint appointments in the Annenberg
> School of Communication and the Interactive Media
> Division of the School of Cinematic Arts. From 2004-2007, she served as
> the Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy at USC where she
> created one of the first academic programs in multimedia literacy across
> the curriculum. In 1998, she left a tenured faculty position at Georgia
> Institute of Technology to join a research-design group at Xerox PARC that
> created experimental reading devices and new media genres. In 2002, she
> co-founded, Onomy Labs, Inc. a Silicon Valley technology design and
> fabrication company that builds cultural technologies. Her first book,
> Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women (Duke UP, 1996)
> investigated the social and cultural implications of emergent
> bio-technologies.
> Renate Ferro
> Visiting Assistant Professor of Art,Cornell University
> Department of Art, Tjaden Hall Office:  306
> Ithaca, NY  14853
> Email:   <rferro at cornell.edu <mailto:rtf9 at cornell.edu>>
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