09 AM | 03 Nov

Coded After Lovelace [#geekgirl]

[Image credit via northeastofnorth]

[From northeastofnorth.com] “Join us for the opening of our flagship exhibition of this year’s festival, Coded After Lovelace, was curated by Nora O’Murchu and Faith Holland and first seen at WhiteBox Gallery in New York earlier this autumn.

Re-curated for the Hannah Maclure Centre at the University of Abertay, it brings together artists across different generations in a survey of art that critically reflects on the creative use of technology: its developments and limitations.

Coded After Lovelace offers a survey of art that critically reflects on the creative use of technology, its development and limitations. From the room-sized computers of the Bell Labs era to the tablet-based work of today, this exhibition explores works incorporating emerging technologies into artistic practice. Coded After Lovelace creates a new lineage across artists of different generations.

The exhibition seeks to bring greater visibility to the work of women artists who have often been left out of histories of art and technology.”

10 AM | 20 Oct

Where Did All the Women Coders Go? [#geekgirl]

[From the npr podcast]

[From the npr podcast]

[From this npr podcast] “Mark Zuckerberg. Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Most of the big names in technology are men.

But a lot of computing pioneers, the ones who programmed the first digital computers, were women. And for decades, the number of women in computer science was growing.

But in 1984, something changed. The number of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged.”

12 PM | 23 Sep

“The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-fi History” [#geekgirl]

[Image Via nymag.com]

[Image Via nymag.com]

[Via this article at nymag.com] “…sci-fi history actually has featured ahead-of-its-time, female-identifying authors and creators who have challenged conventional notions of race, gender, and sexuality head-on for centuries. Their contributions are so essential (some are by far the most out-there in the canon) that without them, the genre could not possibly have grown into the blockbuster behemoth it is today.”

10 AM | 17 Sep

“Celebrate women in STEM with Ada Lovelace Day, October 14th, 2014…” [#geekgirl]

[Image Credit: Simon Fraser Uni Library]

[Image Credit: Simon Fraser Uni Library]

What’s happening at SFU?

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Tuesday, October 14th, 9:00am-1:30pm, Research Commons, 7th floor, W.A.C. Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby Drop in and join us!

SFU Library’s Research Commons is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Ada Lovelace Day. Join our interdisciplinary crew of amateur editors as we create, expand, and improve Wikipedia entries for some of SFU’s female researchers.

No experience with wiki editing is necessary, but a Wikipedia editing workshop will take place on October 6th, if you wish to prepare. Join us for all or part of this fun, friendly, and informal event, fueled by coffee and camaraderie.

Talk by Dr. Jennifer Gardy: “Leaky pipelines and push-up bras: Women in STEM and science media”


Tuesday, October 14th, 2:00pm-3:00pm, IRMACS Theatre, Room 10905, Applied Sciences Building, SFU Burnaby

Name five well-known scientists. Now name five famous TV scientists. And now, count how of many of those are women… As a scientist and a science communicator, I’ve explored the role of women in STEM from multiple perspectives and, while things are certainly improving, there’s still far to go. In this talk, I’ll cover some of my own observations about women in science and science media, and we’ll examine some practical and easy actions we can all take to help promote the visibility of women in STEM.”