Ellen K Foster Residency
Toward Feminist and Queer Technologies: Critical Workshops for Unpacking Expertise and Skill-sharing Tactics
Workshop 1: Monday April 16 5:30-8 PM, Pence Gallery Learning Center (212 D St. Davis)
Brown Bag Lunch: Thursday April 19 12-1:30 PM, Hart Hall 3201
Workshop 2: Friday April 20 1:30-4 PM, Pence Gallery Learning Center (212 D St. Davis)
**Please RSVP for the workshop at http://bit.ly/hatchdiyworkshopreg **
Within maker and hacker cultures, workshops and informal skill-shares are a way to distribute knowledge, expertise, practices, and often help to build a sense of community. They also become a format in which to solidify ‘best’ practices and the expected ways to build Do It Yourself (DIY) technologies and prototypes. But what kind of knowledge might be produced when leading workshops that problematize or unpack the types of skills shared, how they are shared, who is involved, and what is considered ‘best’ practice and why?
At these workshops we will deconstruct the skill of soldering via a workshop for building sound devices toward new experiences of materiality.