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The global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training

Berlin, December 6 – 8, 2017

Interactive Breakout Session CNT38

Enter: “The Feminist Internet” and “How Can we All Make it to the Future?”

Date Thursday, Dec 7  Time   –    Room Köpenick

The feminist Internet

Despite huge progress, we still have problems when it comes to gender equality. These include the relentless commodification of women’s bodies, the dominance of males in the technology sector, the gender pay gap, the marginalisation of women from black and ethnic minorities, and prejudices expressed towards members of LGBTQ+ communities. The Feminist Internet movement is here to intervene, building an equal and just internet for all. Join this session to hear how and why you may need to become involved (even more) to shape the Internet.

How can we all make it to the future?

Offline, the Spektrum art space in Berlin is experimenting with bringing people from different backgrounds (such as artists, scientists, hackers, designers and activists) together in a community program stimulating experimentation, interdisciplinary thinking and horizontal learning. Under the principle 'do it together with others', Spektrum makes certain technologies and skills accessible to a wider audience outside of the world of institutional education through workshops, meetups, events and a small makerlab. Both the open, community-based format as well as dedicated workshop series aim to involve and empower those often underrepresented in the tech domain.

Join this session to hear how and why you may need to become involved (even more) to shape the Internet.

Speakers

OEB speaker Charlotte Webb

Charlotte Webb

University of the Arts, London, UK

OEB speaker Lieke Ploeger

Lieke Ploeger

SPEKTRUM, Germany