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id acadia17_232
authors Doyle, Shelby; Forehand, Leslie; Senske, Nick
year 2017
title Computational Feminism: Searching for Cyborgs
source ACADIA 2017: DISCIPLINES & DISRUPTION [Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-692-96506-1] Cambridge, MA 2-4 November, 2017), pp. 232-237
summary As computational design matures, the discipline is in a position to address an increasing number of cultural dimensions: social, political, and ethical. This paper examines the gender gap in computational design and proposes an agenda to achieve gender equality. Data from architectural publications and the CumInCAD database provide metrics for measuring the segregation between feminist and computational discourse. Examples of feminist theory establish possible entry points within computational design to bridge the gaps in gender equity and representation. Specifically, the authors re-examine 1990s networked feminism in relation to the computational culture of today. The paper concludes with a proposed definition of Computational Feminism as a social, political, and ethical discourse. This definition appropriates Donna Haraway’s cyborg as its symbolic instrument of equality.
keywords design methods; information processing; education; representation; computational / artistic cultures
series ACADIA
email doyle@iastate.edu
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