una investigació que sorgeix del desig d'elucidar certes preguntes per tal de transformar la recerca en una reserva de coneixements útils per a les persones preocupades per les desigualtats entre gèneres i, també, per les persones orientades a la transformació social i política

un espai per repensar la tecnologia i les seves representacions, la seva vinculació amb el cos i les subjectivitats i la seva relació amb les noves formes de producció, de treball, d'afectes, identitats, coneixements, desitjos, sentiments, accions...

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Every first monday of the month the Genderchangers hold an "open doors" from 14:00 - 18:00 in De Peper cafe in Amsterdam. In March we will take a look at E-mail. From web-based to clients like Thunderbird and Evolution. Everyone will get a test account and learn how to set it up op different operating systems. You don't need any high-tech skills to be able to follow this workshop.

See you there.

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Interactive Technology and Open Creation
Independent Communication & Art

A technological artefact is not only a set of components of hardware and software: it
is a fascinating element; a social catalyst; an agent of communication; an open box
of narrative; a laboratory – not for the use and application of measuring instruments
but of visibilities and invisibilities.

The management committee of the Feminist Library is calling an emergency meeting on Saturday 24th February 2007 to decide on whether to close the library for good. This meeting is a last ditch attempt to rally feminists to support our library and, if we are not able to come up with a solution, to discuss finding another suitable home for the collection. Those of you who have not been in touch for a while might like to know that the collection now also includes 75 boxes of material that was the Women's Health Library that we rescued from being thrown in a skip over the summer.

Colloque International: Le genre au cœur de la mondialisation
21, 22, 23 mars 2007
Carré des Sciences
Ministère de la Recherche
1, rue Descartes - 75005 Paris

Del 1 al 4 de marzo 2007

Author for Primer: FOSS Disaster Management Duration: 6 months Background On December 26, 2005, the countries of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand were severely hit by a tsunami that killed almost 500,000 people. In the Philippines, landslides during the rainy season have become regular fare because of the denuding of the forests. Indeed, the Asia–Pacific region rests on a disaster-prone part of the Earth. The region contains many of the volcanoes in what is called the Ring-of-Fire and is often in the path of the storms that emanate from the Pacific Ocean. All these natural and man-made calamities contribute to the slowing of economic growth which delay national and regional progress. As developing countries in the region grapple with their economic problems, they also have to contend with the natural disasters that regularly affect the region. This paper examines how FOSS – namely, open standards, open source software, and open content can help address the many issues disasters bring into the Asia Pacific region. In times of disaster (and even in the period preceding), open standards, open software, and open content are life-saving concepts. For this paper, the term disaster management encompasses the spectrum from disaster prevention, mitigation, up to rehabilitation. Open Standards Often, the problems during disaster are resource management and allocation. As foreign aid arrives, it becomes a logistical challenge to manage all the resources that start pouring into the devastated area. Sometimes, the problem is not lack of resources but the lack of a system to distribute them or to match supply with demand. There is also a dearth of knowledge-bases in times of disaster. Without relevant and timely knowledge, rescue workers have no idea how the resources should be distributed in an equitable and efficient way. An open standard for disaster data systems may open up the possibilities of quick access to knowledge in times of disaster.

Deadline: April 15

The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center invite nominations of those who should be recognized for their efforts to advance gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction. Established in 2002, the Mary Fran Myers Award recognizes that vulnerability to disasters and mass emergencies is influenced by social, cultural, and economic structures that marginalize women and girls, and may also expose boys and men to harm. The award was so named to recognize Myers’ sustained efforts as Co-Director of the Natural Hazards Center to launch a worldwide network promoting women’s opportunities in disaster-related professions and supporting research on gender issues, disasters, emergency management, and higher education.

Por tercer año consecutivo Ciudad de Mujeres convoca su Exposición virtual “Mujeres vistas por mujeres: una mirada de género” con motivo del Día Internacional de la Mujer.

Cuando iniciamos este proyecto con el objetivo de mostrar, a través de una serie de imágenes fotográficas captadas por las mujeres, la visión que éstas tienen de su género, de su ser y estar mujeres, no pensábamos en que la acogida y el entusiasmo demostrado sería el que ha sido ni que de un año para otro la participación se duplicaría.