Tag Archive: feminism

  1. Sutainable DIY New Media

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    In 2007, my colleague Damien and I presented at Women, Action and the Media! at M.I.T. a workshop entitled Sustainable DIY New Media. I’ve just come across the presentation in its entirety on video.

    Presenters:

    Sarah Jenny Bleviss, new media artist, social justice advocate, former blogger, and web developer for $pread Magazine
    Axon Damien Luxe, DIY media-maker, electro performer, art director, and event curator, aka Hadassah Hill

    The goal of this presentation is to relay vital, how-to new media strategies for people with limited to moderate internet experience and no to moderate capital. We will cover specifics on how to use the web to establish an internet presence for an existing cause or how to create a project founded in new media, using web 1.0 HTML page building skills, and web 2.0 capabilities such as broadcasting and social networking to foster community and action. We will focus on utilizing shareware and freeware to ensure that access to programs is as economically obstacle-free as possible. All participants will leave the presentation with a knowledge bank and insight into how to utilize this medium to increase their visibility, as well as hands-on skills and online resources.

  2. After Effects Project

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    I’ve always had a penchant for victorian aesthetics…and feminism. So for this project, I decided to make an animation to accompany a song called “Sister O Sisters” by Le Tigre with Yoko Ono. I decided to put this young victorian woman in various situations where she “sings” along with the song. While the image originally depicted the young girl at a beach shouting, I imagined her more shouting in protest. Some of the scenarios I had in mind included amongst lower east side immigrant women at the fin de siecle, within a Suffragette context, within a women’s liberation context (1960s), alongside Medea Benjamin and with Le Tigre. See below for a few of my initial ideas.

    ae-victorianladyLESletigre