Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto (1991) is a modern, technologistical, playful and eye-opening strategy for a more empowering and accurate talk about women, and gender in general. (Haraway has degrees in zoology and philosophy, and currently holds the professor's chair of the History of Consciousness program at the University of California.) However, her "cyber-feminism" might not be one of the most easy theories (or texts) to understand - especially from an old religion-soaked and simplistic, patriarchally "pro-natural" point of view.
At the seminar Maria Candia will try to interpret her vision of the Cyborg Manifesto, that has enabled at least her to live more free (inside), as a woman of the "future".
Maria Candia's show is brought to you by Alternative Party 2009 -- October 23-25, Cable Factory, Helsinki -- the cyberpunk demoparty & digital culture event of the year where "Man Meets Machine".
Speaker: Maria Candia
Target audience: Game developers, students, teachers