[-empyre-] Refiguring the Future: Week 2

Renate Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Tue Mar 19 13:04:46 AEDT 2019

Hi Emily, 
I am thrilled that Sarah’s class is chiming in and thank you for being the first Emily.  I know some web code to get around and I have always been sensitive to building code that is accessible to all when I can but I think your call to develop innovative and inclusive platforms demands participatory energy.  A few years ago Zach Blas and Micha Cardenas moderated a month on –empyre- with the hope of learning the platform to propose a new listserv called Q for Queer Theory and media.  The physical energy it takes to do this stuff is unbelievably heavy as I am sure Lola and Sarah can attest to thus far this month.  Here is a question for you that has resonated a few times on –empyre-.  What platforms work best or are most efficient to reach a global audience?  Is the listserv meeting the needs of a broad community?  Would a blog be better?  What else could be imagined?  Hoping that you and your classmates will propose some creative possibilities and that perhaps our guests this week will also share their own work.  Interesting to note that the World Wide Web turned 30 this past week. Writing quickly tonight.  Renate

My name is Emily McClellan, and I am currently in Sarah Watson's MA
Curatorial Methods class as Hunter College which revolves around the
discourse and exhibition of *Refiguring the Future. *I know my response to
this part of the thread is a bit late, but I have been thinking about what
Anneli's section. Thinking about what they said which was, 'Platforms where
"community guidelines" are not just consensus censorship. Platforms made by
and for trans people, queer people, black people, indigenous people, people
of color and people with disabilities in order to develop connections and a
sense of community based on their/our own needs." This made me wonder how
might we achieve and what can be proposed to allow these inclusive
platforms to come into existence without being censored by cis-patriarchal
actions and ideologies, and is this possible in this moment in time?

Renate Ferro
Visiting Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Art
Tjaden Hall 306
rferro at cornell.edu

On 3/18/19, 9:49 PM, "empyre-bounces at lists.artdesign.unsw.edu.au on behalf of Emily McClellan" <empyre-bounces at lists.artdesign.unsw.edu.au on behalf of emilyemcclellan at gmail.com> wrote:

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