WOMEN AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, Robots and Avatars – discussion at MMC KIBLA, Maribor

“Was the digital book of rules, our digital history, written by a man? Are men winning and women losing?” Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded

This discussion, led by women, focuses on the increasing need of women and girls to join a growing digital technological media world, in which we reside as active producers, communicators, teachers, code writers, digital artists, designers, curators and creatives, male and female.   

Women should take advantage of the opportunity and knowledge provided by the technical revolution – the same way men do. The future of design and creativity, based on software and hardware, should include a female perspective on the use of new tools.

Women professionals working in the field of digital arts and culture (related the Robots and Avatars project) will actively participate in the discussion, presenting their visions and experiences with including and promoting women in the field of digital technology, in various European contexts.

In a time of increasing involvmenet in the digital world of virtual physical communication, collaboration and connection we are studying the conditions and accesibility of new technologies for women across Europe. Basic technical skills and digital literacy are a neccesity in all social roles.  

  • How do we approach digital skills, perceived by most school girls as »boys' skills«?
  • How do we motivate girls to develop digital skills that are linked to problem-solving and solution-finding?
  • How do we encourage the emergence of female standpoints as an incentive for the coming generations in the field of art and new technologies?

The discussion can also be followed on Twitter and found in the publications of Robots and Avatars, as well as other electronic media.  

The event will be moderated by women of all ages and different educations, but men are still welcome to join us!

Ghislaine Boddington (bodydataspace, UK)
Dejan Pestotnik (KIBLA, SI)
Rarita Zbranca (AltArt, Romania)
Istvan Szakats (AltArt, Romania)
Robertina Šebjanič (artist, SI)
Saša Špacal (artist, SI)
Ida Hiršenfelder (publicist, SI)
Maja Smrekar (artist, SI)
Leanne Hammacott (bodydataspace, UK)
Anna Kronenburg (Liverpool, UK)
Lesley Taker (Liverpool, UK)
Marie Proffit (bodydataspace, UK)
Ana Botella (FACT, UK)
Michael Takeo Magruder (artist)

The discussion is also a topical annoucement to this year's joint festival platform KIBLIX-IFCA that will take place from 6 - 9 November 2013 at KIBLA PORTAL in Maribor. 



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