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  • “Women in Art and Technology” Part 2 [#geekgirl]

    “A.I.R. Gallery and 2013–14 Fellowship Artist, Amelia Marzec, are pleased to announce the second installment of “Women in Art and Technology,” an evening of presentations, discussion, and exhibitions.

    Technology is the medium we use to communicate today, but we still experience a gender gap and a generation gap in terms of women’s participation in technology as a creative medium. A.I.R. Gallery invites artists, curators, creative technologists, critics, historians and researchers with an interest in women, art, and technology to join us on July 22 for an evening event. We’ll talk about women trailblazers in new media; enjoy presentations and exhibitions by digital artists; and hold a roundtable discussion to consider these issues within the larger context of the history of art. Our interest is in creating a platform for further conversations and participation at the first all female cooperative gallery in the United States.”

  • “Always #LikeAGirl …” [#geekgirl]

  • Horror Films Directed By Women Wanted [#geekgirl]

    [Image Credit: strangerwithmyface.com]

    [Image Credit: strangerwithmyface.com]

    Submissions for this year’s Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival are open from now until 3 July 2014.

    Entry is free and only online screeners are accepted.

    To qualify your film must be:

    • directed by a woman
    • produced in the last 2 years
    • a horror film (broadly defined, and dark fantasy, thriller, Gothic melodrama or similar may also be considered)

    You may submit films of any duration but note that only short films will screen competitively and only a handful of feature films will be programmed. If you have a feature film you would like us to consider, please submit or contact the festival about it as as soon as possible.

    Unless your film is unambiguously horror, comment in the bottom field as to what genre or sub-genre it belongs to and why you feel it may be suitable for the festival.

    Note that we may consider films that are older than 2 years under special circumstances.”

  • Hirsute Girly Armpits Ahoy! [#geekgirl]

    [(c) Ben Hopper Via The Daily Mail]

    [(c) Ben Hopper Via The Daily Mail]

    [From an article at the dailymail.co.uk] “A striking photo series of women showing off their underarm hair is challenging the conventional standards of beauty.

    London-based photographer Ben Hopper recruited dozens of models and actresses to grow out their body hair for the Natural Beauty series, with the aim of proving that women don’t need to conform to society’s expectations in order to be attractive.

    ‘The whole point is contrast between fashionable female beauty and the raw unconventional look of female armpit hair,’ the Israeli-born photographer told the Huffington Post.”

  • “I Like Being 98″ [#geekgirl] [#wonderful]

  • “…remember #flaws are ok :-)” [#geekgirl]

     

  • Corinne Grant Does A Burn-A-McBurn-Burn [#geekgirl]

    [From Corinne Grant's blog] “Dear ‘Nick’,

    You have been adding comments to a number of my articles of late, claiming that I should be dismissed as a professional opinion writer because I am a ‘celebrity mummy blogger’.  I suspect this is an important issue to you and there are probably a great number of other female writers who irritate you just as much.

    Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate you for finally pointing out the elephant in the room.

    What would someone who has worked in television and has the ability to bear children know about politics, or anything at all for that matter? It does seem to be quite a leap of logic to think that a woman who has worked as a performer for 20 years could possess even the slightest level of intelligence.

    As for the work I’ve undertaken as an MC and interviewer for countless  functions for corporate, legal, academic, arts and human rights outfits which require the specialist skills I’ve developed – maybe that wasn’t me up there.

    I am either thinking of someone else or suffering from false memory syndrome.

    The claim that I know stuff is further undermined by the fact that, when I was first offered a job on TV, I had to undergo neurosurgery to remove everything except my brain stem before they’d put me in front of the camera.  (There really should be an investigation into that. They do it to all the lady television people. I’d write the story myself, but as I no longer have a left or right hemisphere, the task is beyond me.)

    The scariest thing of all is that I know heaps of other women who are claiming (obviously falsely) to have all manner of skills, experience and tertiary qualifications.

    They keep insisting that they not only have a right to an opinion, but that their opinion is intelligent and informed…”

  • Australia’s first all-female hackathons to launch in Sydney and Melbourne [#geekgirl]

    [From an article at StartUpSmart] “Sydney and Melbourne are readying to host Australia’s first female-only hack-days as women’s coder groups combine forces to boost the number of female tech start-up founders.

    The She-Hacks events will be run in the Google Australia offices in Sydney and at Melbourne co-working space Inspire9 in late March.

    The events will bring together coders, project managers and designers who will form teams of around five to develop apps around a ‘communities and neighbourhood’ theme.

    The She-Hacks events are co-ordinated by the local chapters of international networking group Girl Geek Dinners.

    According to co-ordinator Tammy Butow, the Melbourne chapter has grown from 300 to 800 members in 18 months.”

  • “I’ve always considered women to be people…” [#geekgirl]

    [Via Imgur]

  • “These Women Are Building The Software That Quietly Runs The World” [#geekgirl]

    [From this Business Insider article] “It’s no secret that there are far fewer women technologists working in the industry than men.

    When it comes to computer-related jobs, men outnumber women at a rate of about 4 to 1.

    And when it comes to the open-source software industry, women are even harder to find. A recent study found that 1 out 10 open-source programmers are women (about 10%), and that’s up from 2007, when only 2 out of every 100 were women (about 2%).

    The lack of women gives the tech industry, and particularly the open-source portion of it, a distinctly sexist feel.

    Despite these sad statistics, it is absolutely possible for a woman in the field to go far and have a fabulous career. So we asked the Linux Foundation, the granddaddy of all open-source projects, to give us a list of stand-out women doing fabulous work.

    Linux is an operating system software (a competitor to Microsoft Windows) that is quietly running the world. It is the foundation of the Android operating system. It’s the software behind a lot of consumer tech, from televisions to washing machines. It is used in nearly every corporate data center and on most supercomputers. It powers everything from banks to nuclear submarines.

    So, here’s our list of women with awesome careers working on Linux, the tech that’s quietly running the world.”