.: What do cyberfeminists eat? And more importantly, what operating system do they use? :.
6.12 >> 10:00
In the year 2002, most of us in rich countries are bombarded with choices,
couched in the language of democracy and freedom, this mostly comes down to
consumer flexibility. From our daily diets, to our technology, these
choices are driven by global networks of power; trade agreements,
transnational corporations, target marketing, etc;.. play a role in the most intimate aspects of our daily lives. Freedom is now a byproduct of income.
Or is it? In this talk and workshop, women will be encouraged to look at
how our everyday lives are politicized on levels we cannot control, and
look for practical ways to combat this in our daily routines. From bananas
to computer operating systems, we'll explore how to make informed decisions
and take action! So bring a banana (or preferred fruit!) and learn how to
install linux (or see why you don't have to!).
Diana McCarty is an agent of cultural provocation.
[ " Diana Mac Carty made the link between food, software and cyberfeminism. Since we live in a Microsoft-shaped world we should not be as depended of their software as we are of food (e.g. the banana issue in the economic and political field). Our everyday lives are politicized on levels we cannot control.
Open Source is 'a nut to be cracked'. BUT : Open Source Philosophy should be a non-dogmatic model. " ]
- Marleen Saelen if3 - 6 December 2002
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