Women and Technology Conference Schedule
April 16, 2014
Carleton University, Dunton Tower, rm. 2017


9 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks (light breakfast and coffee to be served)

9:30 am: Keynote Presentation

The Use of Technology Among Muslim Immigrant Women in Canada to Seek Health Information
Rukhsana Ahmed (University of Ottawa)

10:15 am–11:15 am: Panel 1

Sewing Change in Women’s Work: Home Sewing and Craftpreneurship on Etsy 
Evelyn Boy-Mena (Carleton University)

Divisions in Intersectionality Discourse: Academia, Digital Feminism, and #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen 
Zoey Jones (Carleton University)

11:20 am–12:20 pm: Panel 2

Sexual Assault in the Age of Social Media: Digital Photography, “Sharing” and Gender-Based Hate 
Alexa Dodge (Carleton University)

Fashionable Resistance: Tavi Gevinson’s thestylerookie.com Blog as Counter-Hegemony? 
Reisa Klein (Carleton University)

Remembering Renee: Making Meaning from Digital Memorials 
Tara La Rose and Karla Bond (York University)


12:30 pm–1:30 pm: Lunch


1:30 pm: Keynote Presentation

Machine Readable Cataloguing and the Transformation of Labour 
Patrick Keilty (University of Toronto)

2:30 pm–3:30 pm: Panel 3

Taking Stock After Four Years: A Report on the Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing 
Kelly Lyons (University of Toronto), Noor Abdel‐Raziq (University of Toronto), Wendy Powley (Queen’s University), and Hanan Lutfiyya (Western University)

The Gendered Music Software Interface: A Feminist Discourse Theory Perspective
Victoria Simon (McGill University)

“Fake” Women in the Flesh: “Synthespians,” the Digital Actress and the Uncanny 
Hayley Crooks (University of Ottawa)

3:30: Closing Remarks

4-5 pm: Networking (Mike’s Place)

NOTE: A PDF version of the schedule is available here.

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