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The Oracle for Transfeminist Technologies

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST | Free
We need more spaces to practice what adrienne maree brown calls “radical imagination,” especially in digital humanities. In this session, we’ll be playing with The Oracle for Transfeminist Technologies deck and collectively imagining responses that bring us closer to liberation and each other. “The wisdom of the Oracle, embedded with transfeminist values,” the deck’s instructions tell us, “will help us foresee a future where technologies are designed by people who are too often excluded from or targeted by technology in today’s world.” In breakout rooms, small groups will collaborate to redesign quotidian objects and imagine a more just future. Led by Alicia Peaker & Jazmin Maço.

Text Analysis with a Zine Corpus

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST | Free
Working with transcribed zines from the Barnard Zine Library, we will engage participants in the ethics and steps of creating a corpus and how to explore them using Voyant-Tools. Corpus metadata highlight zine creators holding one or more minoritized identities. All are welcome, and no coding experience is necessary. This workshop is hosted by Filipa Calado (CUNY GC Ph.D student), Jenna Freedman (Barnard Zine Library curator), and Miranda Johnson (University of Wisconsin-Madison, MLIS student).

Zine Corpus Zip File