Fembot Jam Session 1: An Unconference on Feminist Multimodal Publishing and Collaboration

It’s been a year – time for Fembot to take a good hard look at itself.

The website, produced by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, is a scholarly international collaboration promoting research on gender, media and technology.

Slightly over a year after the website launched its first feature, Laundry Day, members of the collective will meet Feb. 9-10 at the White Stag Building in Portland for a two-day “Unconference” to discuss Fembot’s past, present and future. Goals include:

  • To think collectively and critically about the features Fembot has experimented with over the past year
  • To think about the project holistically and in light of its more-or-less organic unfolding over the past eighteen months
  • To collaboratively assess the site’s design and functionality, as well as its aesthetics, particularly in relation to a sister project, FemTechNet
  • To establish goals for the coming year, including discussion of a Fembot ThatCamp.

The Unconference is free and open to all members of the Fembot collective. For more on the Fembot project, go here.

The term "fembot" was originally used to describe a female robot and was used in both the television show "The Bionic Woman" and the "Austin Powers" movie series and has since become a word that many feminists use to describe themselves.

For more information, email Chelsea Bullock at chelsea.bullock@gmail.com.