DigiMedia Collection #3

The “women in technology and STEAM” theme has been increasingly approached in academic and school environments, at events, by journalists, in digital communities and in society debates as well. It is urgent to develop effective solutions for greater diversity, inclusion, equity in IT, starting from childhood. Technofeminism: multi and transdisciplinary contemporary views on women in technology aims to fill an editorial gap by proposing – based on technological feminist theories and case studies – current reflections and actions aimed at the professional market and Science in segments such as artificial intelligence, education, gender, arts, games, transgender people, social justice and cultural diversity, Design/Human-Computational Interaction by renowned scientists working in Portugal, Brazil, United States and United Kingdom. Edited by Renata Frade and Mário Vairinhos, researcher and professor at DigiMedia (University of Aveiro), the work will be released in a free online issue, written in English, following the Open Science politic by DigiMedia Collection/UA Editora.

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.

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