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|[Nettime-nl] March 3: ASCII discussion evening - Women's Technology groups (Modified by Geert Lovink)|
Starting March 2006, we will host weekly discussion programs about contemporary issues in technology, politics and society, and where they overlap of course. Those programs will focus on one wider theme which is set monthly. The discussions can be followed live in the ASCII, received online as mp3 stream or downloaded later from our site.
On our first discussion evening. we want to take a look at women's groups with a clear tech aspect. We are going to focus on computer-technology related groups, and have invited guests who are engaged in running such a group and organize larger international gatherings of like-minded women, breaking the mold of geek clubs stereotypically comprised of slightly socially inept males.
Everyone who has ever been at a hackmeeting, a hacklab or any similar event or place has probably got the impression that computer user's groups are usually comprised of somewhat socially challenged - or at least slightly geeky - male individuals with certain common stereotypical qualities. The programmer, the hardware expert, the system-administrator ... those words probably conjure up some sort of male image in most people's minds. That's not all there is to it, though. They are out there: The geek girls, the female techies and the media activist women with their customized laptops running this typical computergeek thing called Linux. They have their own user's groups, support networks and hackmeetings, and they become more and more common and widespread.
On this evening we want to introduce you to some of them, and let them tell you what it is like to be a female computergeek, hacktivist or just plain Linux user.
The discussion will be going on live on Friday 3rd of March between 19:00 and 20:00 in the ASCII (Javastraat 38HS), and streamed online at http://freeteam.nl:9000/ascii (mp3 player needed)
The content of the show will be recorded and can later be downloaded at:
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