The Fembot website has a new Laundry Day on feminist media production. Please check it out and leave comments!
Also, Fembot has a new hashtag: #femcoll, so tweet away.
Fembot grew out of the Gender, New Media, and Technology RIG. As currently conceptualized, it is both a community and a project. Fembot offers a new model for open access, multimodal publishing and dissemination that will provide a prototype for review, research, and mentoring in the humanities. Grounded in feminist politics and scholarship, Fembot participants are committed to the project of democratizing scholarly communication and opening our research up not only to scholars throughout the world but to broader publics as well. Buried in the deep web, the products of our research have long been too costly for—and inaccessible to—such diverse publics. Fembot is taking full advantage of an array of digital tools and open source software to re-define feminist scholarly production and facilitate participation in this dialogue.
The Fembot website is currently made up of three overlapping projects:
Fembot is supported by a group of scholars researching gender, new media, and technology who will review contributions, contribute to both Ada and “Dirty Laundry,” serve as an advisory board for editorial decisions, and test the workflow and review systems that will be developed in the future.
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