Tuesday, September 30, 2003
Friday, September 26, 2003
Thursday, September 25, 2003
My 'remediation/reproduction' project will involve, at least, three case studies. One of them dealing with web fiction, one with web-art, and one with online science stuff (on reproductive technologies). More about this later. Starting out with the study in web fiction, I'll use the mind-blowing hypertext 'novel' Patchwork Girl by Shelley Jackson as my point of departure. I deeply recommend it for anybody interested in how issues of reproduction, sexuality, embodiment and monstrosity can be played out in hypertexed writing spaces.
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
This is the Night Bus crossing the city,
Thirty minute gaps between, more's the pity.
Taxis for the rich, buses for the poor,
Queueing in a mob, then a rush for the door,
Stumbling upstairs, an unsteady climb:
The traffic lights against her, a snail's pace time.
The stench of kebab and half-cooked burger,
Shovelling chips as the bus crawls further,
Arguments blaze and mobiles bleep,
Drunken passengers fast asleep."
thanks to Diamond Geezer for giving us this one.
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Friday, September 05, 2003
Jenny Sundén has a Ph.D. from the Department of Communication Studies at Linkoping University, Sweden. She was a visiting scholar in the English Department at the University of California at Berkeley in 1998-1999, and is now teaching in the field of media and cultural studies. Her publications
include "Material Virtualities: Approaching Online Textual Embodiment" (forthcoming 2003, Peter Lang, NY).
The research project she will work on during her stay at the University of Surrey is entitled "Reproduction/Remediation: Cyberfeminist Interventions in Reproductive- and Information Technologies". The aim of the project is to investigate the links between information technologies and reproductive technologies in terms of body politics. It sets out to explore the connections between racially/sexually different bodies and various technologies in an era when concepts like 'original' and 'origin' are profoundly troubled by notions of 'copy' and 'reiteration'. Exceedingly interdisciplinary in nature, the project attempts to transgress the border between the traditions of Cultural Studies and Science and Technology Studies, as well as the (sometimes all too visible) lines between feminist-, postcolonial-, and queer theory.