Annual Colloquium - 2002
Hardware, Software, Wetware, and Women
A Colloquium on Women and Technology
Carlow College, Pittsburgh Fellow
Studio of Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Faith Wilding (cyberfeminist artist and theorist) is an Associate Professor of Art at Carlow College, Pittsburgh, and a Fellow at the Studio of Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. She is a founding member of the groundbreaking feminist art collective of the early 1970s, Womanhouse, and of the feminist art movement, about which she published a book, By Our Own Hands, in 1977. Wilding's multidisciplinary art practice and critical writing address contemporary states of the reconfigured, recombined, and biotechnologically engineered body. Currently, she is working with the cyberfeminist art collective subRosa on projects that address the effects of technoscience and assisted reproduction on women's lives and bodies partly by investigating the languages of science and art that encode our deepest cultural fears, desires, and longings in narratives of eugenics, choice, idealization, immortality, and perfectibility.
In "Cyberfeminism and Performing Reproduction", Wilding will situate the (short) history of cyberfeminist theory and practice within historical feminist philosophies. She will use examples of the tactical media work of the cyberfeminist art collective subRosa to illustrate strategies that explore and critique the effects of the intersections of the new information and biotechnologies on women's bodies, lives, and work.
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