Senior Capstone Seminar – Queer and Feminist Technologies
105 001 | CCN: 32176
Jacob R Gaboury
This course explores the intersection of queer and feminist theory, history, and identity with the culture of contemporary technology. The goal of the course is to interrogate those sites at which queer and feminist subjects have shaped or been shaped by the development of media technologies in the 20th and 21st centuries, and to examine the ways in which feminist and queer theory provide us with tools for engaging and remaking our contemporary media landscape. Over the course of the semester we will consider a range of intersectional interventions into the history of science, technology, and digital media, reflecting on the relationship of the body with technology, the abuse and misuse of digital technologies, and materialist critiques of digitization by queer and feminist scholars. Throughout the course we will focus on the question of tactics for making and unmaking digital technology, and will engage with a range of artistic, cinematic, and technical objects that put our readings to critical use.