Tara McPherson: Feminist in a Software Lab

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Feminist in a Software Lab

How did a feminist film scholar trained in post-structuralist theory end up running a software lab? In answering that question, this talk engages various histories in the  development of computational systems in order to argue that we need more humanities scholars to take seriously issues in the design and implementation of software systems.


Tara McPherson teaches courses in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She authored the award-winning Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender and Nostalgia in the Imagined South (2003). Her new media research focuses on issues of convergence, gender, race, and representation, as well as upon the development of new tools and paradigms for digital publishing. She is the Founding Editor of Vectors and a Co-editor of the International Journal of Learning and Media.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (São Paulo): Sesc Vila Mariana - Sala Corpo e Artes
  • Date: January 15, 2013
  • Country: United States
Permanent URL: Edited by Victor Bautista
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