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As part of the collaborative actions of the Full Stack Feminism project, this talk brings together artists to discuss concerns across gender, race and class, structures of power and oppression and digital technologies. In this way we begin to enact intersectional feminism across the ‘Full Stack’: addressing how inequality is reproduced from the level of code to the level of representation. We tease out these issues with invited speakers that include: Dr. El Putnam (artist-philosopher, Lecturer in Digital Media at National University Ireland Galway), Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (multi-disciplinary artist, working predominantly with performance, animation, and video games) and Day Magee (performance-centred multimedia artist).
The event comprises artists’ presentations and panel discussion, where we will learn more about this two-year collaborative project that brings together artists, communities, coders, archivists and scholars, to develop digital objects, interfaces, archives and tools that can work to amplify marginalised voices. Our partners of the Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities’ project will share information on their growing network, forthcoming events and ways to get involved through calls for submissions.
This session is chaired by Katherine Nolan (artist, curator, Lecturer in Creative Digital Media, TU). The Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities’ project will be introduced by Jeneen Naji (Principal Investigator, Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities research project, and associate Professor in Digital Media, Maynooth University).
A complimentary drink for all attendees concludes talk proceedings.
Artist Discussion, Full Stack Feminism: 6.30pm
This talk is presented as part of IMMA Nights, where this summer IMMA opens the grounds of the RHK on Thursday and Friday evenings until 8.30pm, with a series of free events that includes talks, music, yoga, workshops and more.
Music in the Courtyard: 7.30 – 8.30pm
Featuring music by The Kevin Brady Trio, who create new contemporary jazz with immediate impact.
The Flying Dog cafe will open until 8pm.
Dr. EL Putnam is Lecturer in Digital Media at National University Ireland Galway where she is director of the MA in Digital Art, Design and Cultures. Putnam is an artist-philosopher working predominately in performance art and digital technologies. Recent publications of note include an affiliated issue of the International Journal of Performance Art and Digital Media, co-edited with Dr. Conor McGarrigle (June 2021), and the research monograph The Maternal, Digital Subjectivity, and the Aesthetics of Interruption (Bloomsbury 2022). She is a member of the Mobius Artists Group (Boston) and the International Association of Art Critics. More details here
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is a multi-disciplinary artist, working predominantly with performance, animation, and video games to encapsulate the lived experiences of Black Trans people. Their work carves out an archival space where both reality and fiction dance in harmony to build worlds with Black Trans stories at the centre. More details here
Day Magee is a performance-centred multimedia artist based in Dublin. Since 2011, they have performed as part of live art organisations such as Livestock and the Dublin Live Art Festival. They pursuied a BA in Sculpture & Combined Media in Limerick School of Art & Design in 2017, during their time there staging group live art events with performance collective Evil, and by their third year exhibiting work as part of Galway’s Tulca Festival 2019, group shows in Dublin and Manhattan, as well as being put forward for the Future Generation Art Prize 2020 by its Irish partner platform Pallas Projects Studios. In 2021, they were shortlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Awards, and then commissioned by Arts & Disability Ireland in 2021. They most recently staged their first solo show Contraindications of the Cross as part of Pallas Projects/Studios’ Artist Initiated Projects in 2022. More details here
Katherine Nolan is an artist, lecturer and curator specialising in gender and new media. With a particular focus on tensions between the experiential and the spectacular body, her research investigates gender, identity and desire in the context of digital cultures. Recent publications include Fear of Missing Out: Performance Art through the Lens of Participatory Digital Culture (2021) and Reading Queer Irish Performance across Live and Digital Practice (2021). She is currently Lecturer in Creative Digital Media in Technological University Dublin, where she has co-developed an MA in Lens-Based Media. She supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects and her expertise includes practice-based research methodologies. She is a co-investigator with The Intersections, Feminism, Technology & Digital Humanities network, and a member of the Centre for Socially Engaged Practice-Based Research. More details here
Dr Jeneen Naji, Principal Investigator, Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities research project, and associate Professor in Digital Media, in Maynooth University. Dr. Jeneen Naji is Digital Media Practice Faculty in the Department of Media Studies in Maynooth University, Ireland where she lectures on the B.A. Media Studies, the M.A. in Critical and Creative Media and the BSc Multimedia, Mobile & Web Development run with the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Naji’s research is in the area of digital culture specifically exploring the impact of the digital apparatus on poetic expression. She is also a convener and founding member of the Maynooth University Digital Arts & Humanities Research Cluster. Dr. Naji is also a member of the international editorial review board of the International Journal of Game-Based Learning (IJGBL) and a Fulbright Tech Impact Scholar. More details here
Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities is a two year project jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) and the Irish Research Council and is part of their ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in Digital Humanities Research Grants Call. The project is born out of the IFTe network and programme of events and continues the work and reserach of that network. A high-level objective of the project is to highlight and address specific points in project development (user design, data modelling, code (re)production, end user testing and experience) that, often unconsciously, manifest inequalities or bias, in, for example data models. Drawing from ‘The Feminist Principles of the Internet’ we want to understand the machine and to reclaim it ‘down to the code’ (see https://feministinternet.org/en).
This research/project was funded by UKRI-AHRC and the Irish Research Council under the ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Research Grants Call’. More details here