Women in tech and feminism are the key topics of the DigiMedia Collection new book. The book launch of Technofeminism: multi and transdisciplinary contemporary views on women in technology, edited by Renata Frade and Mário Vairinhos, DigiMedia researchers, is taking place on Wednesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm, at the CCCI Auditorium of the Departament of Communicatio and Art, University of Aveiro. The event will include a seminar with a round table on the key topics of the book and a coffee break at the end where the book can be explored in different formats.
The book intends to be a theoretical reference in technofeminism debates and a guide for women, from adolescence onwards, interested in joining or making a professional transition to STEAM careers, entrepreneurship, improving knowledge about feminism in fields of patriarchy greater domain, from a plural and diverse perspective. One of the main book highlights is the participation as author of Dr. Judy Wajcman, recognized worldwide for 30 years for her research on technological feminism and gender studies. The researcher is a British Academy fellow, professor at the Anthony Giddens of Sociology at the London School of Economics. The book is in line with the United Nations General Assembly (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.
Technofeminism: multi and transdisciplinary contemporary views on women in technology authors are: “Feminism and Technology: an interview with Dr. Judy Wajcman by Renata Frade”; “Allegro ma non tropo: how educational traps might be predicted” (Ana Silveira Moura); “Spaces in deconstruction: an experience report on transgender employability in the area of computing/technology” (Biamichelle Miranda, in Memorian); DigitalSELFPresenceLab: embodying new technologies for the restoration of presence” (Carolina Berger); “Gender discrimination in AI models: origins and mitigation paths” (Dora Kaufman); “Convergent feminism, games, digital transition and equity” (Patrícia Gouveia, Luciana Lima); “Cultural Diversity as a design precedent: A (Feminist) Angle for HCI/d Expansion” (Sai Shruthi Chivukula); “How to be a Woman in Science: an interview with Ana Viseu by Renata Frade about Feminism, Gender and Technoscience perspectives”. The preface was written by Dr. Ana Veloso, University of Aveiro Department of Communication and Art Director.
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
Renata Frade develops a women in tech doctoral research at the University of Aveiro/DigiMedia (Portugal). This research is funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). Her motivation for studies in the technological field was more emphasized 11 years ago, when she became a technology entrepreneur in Brazil. Fifteen years ago, she got to know transmedia theory and was a student of its main theorist, Dr. Henry Jenkins, at M.I.T. (Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA). During 2015 and 2017 she was an activist, speaker and volunteer for the international NGO of women in technology, founded in San Francisco (USA), Girls in Tech Brazil. She´s been invited to be a keynote speaker at technological symposiums, such as Gartner´s (the largest technology research company in the world), feminist events and events for society (such as the Porto Feminist Festival). She´s been writing technology articles for press media such as MobileTime and Digitalk, Mídia Ninja. She is the author of 13 fiction and non-fiction books by Brazilian and international publishers such as Unesp, Rocco, Springer, Patuá, Ria Editorial (Portugal), Livros LabCom.IFP (Univ. da Beira Interior, Portugal). She took UX courses at the California Institute of Arts and USP. She was a Science, Health and Entertainment reporter at InfoGlobo journals. She graduated in Social Communication from PUC-Rio (where she took courses in computing at the Rio DataCentro laboratories), Master in Literature from UERJ. She is an Institute of Advanced Studies Artificial Intelligence researcher at USP.
Professor at the Department of Communication and Arts of the University of Aveiro since 2001, researcher in the area of Interaction Design and Human-Computer Interaction, with particular interest in tangible Media and Mixed Reality. At the same time develops Digital Art work and Museography projects in interaction design. He was co-founder and editor of Mimesis Contemporary Art journal. Graduated in 1996 in Economics from the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, in 2001 obtained the Master degree in Digital Arts at the School of Arts of Porto, Portuguese Catholic University. He holds a PhD in Communication Sciences and Technologies from the University of Aveiro and University of Porto.
DIGIMEDIA COLLECTION AND UA EDITORA:
The DigiMedia Collection is a UA Press book collection managed by DigiMedia and focused on the publication of works in the scientific area of Digital Media.
Its goal is to contribute to the deepening of the different theoretical and methodological challenges of this area of knowledge. The DigiMedia Collection publishes books in digital format in four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.