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Women in Tech: An Intel Center for Social Computing and FemTechNet Collaboration

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

This one day event brings together FemTechNet collaborators and affiliates of the Intel Center for Social Computing to discuss women’s experiences working in high tech. Two panels will be filmed in front of a live audience of students, researchers, activists and makers - anyone interested in the reality of work life in the technology field.

Panel 1– Women in the Tech Industry
Improving women’s representation in the tech sector is an ongoing challenge, but what is it actually like to work in the industry? How do female engineers deal with the daily reality of male-dominated workplaces? What is the history of feminist engagement in the tech industry? Is feminism relevant and how can it be enacted?

Anne Balsamo, Dean of the School of Media Studies at The New School; Genevieve Bell, Director of User Experience Research at Intel Labs; Nina Wakeford, Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London; and Elizabeth Churchill, Director of Human Computer Interaction at eBay Research Labs, will discuss their experiences and influences working in a corporate research setting. This panel will be chaired by Melissa Gregg, Principal Engineer in User Experience Research at Intel Labs; Principal Investigator of the ISTC for Social Computing.

Panel 2– Women in Maker/Hacker Culture
DIY making, hacking and software communities often claim to be open to anyone, in spite of a raft of empirical and anecdotal evidence regarding their gendered dynamics. This panel asks how women's participation in new sites for tech labor continue or diverge from those of established workplaces, drawing on the experience and expertise of women who participate in DIY communities as writers, makers, designers, and researchers.  

Lilly Nguyen, ISTC for Social Computing Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Irvine; Christina Dunbar-Hester, assistant professor of Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University; and Kat Jungickel, Sociologist at Goldsmiths, University of London will discuss their experiences in maker/hacker culture. This panel will be chaired by Seda Gurses, ISTC for Social Computing Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU.

Sponsored by the School of Media Studies.

This event is free, but RSVP is required by clicking the button at the top-right

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Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions

Audience

General Public

School

Schools of Public Engagement, School of Media Studies

Theme

Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas

Topic

Gender and Sexuality, Technology, Video, Audio, and Web-based media

Hashtag

#womenintech

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