[Air-L] CFP, Ada, Issue 13: Radical Feminist Storytelling and Speculative Fiction: Creating new worlds by re-imagining hacking

Radhika G gradhika2012 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 21 06:51:08 PDT 2017

Please distribute widely!

Call for papers: Radical Feminist Storytelling and Speculative Fiction:
Creating new worlds by re-imagining hacking

Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology
Issue 13, May 2018

Editors:  Sophie Toupin and Spideralex

We invite contributions featuring radical feminist speculative fiction,
storytelling and research to reimagine hacking, dream about appropriate(d)
technologies and craft new social imaginaries. With this special issue we
would like to explore the ways in which speculative fiction and
storytelling may intervene in the discourse, narratives and materiality of
hacking.  Using such frameworks allow to ask new questions, and project new
realities that might support and strengthen hacking as a process for social
and political transformation.

This special issue seeks feminist speculative fiction, storytelling and
articles from feminists, hackers, geeks, makers, scholars, poets, and
practitioners of any discipline and background. Topics include, but are not
limited to:

-       What do feminist hacking and/or feminist technologies look like?

-       What does it take to develop feminist narratives around hacking?

-       How can transformative social justice be implemented ?

-       How can dystopia be challenged in the hope to create radical
imaginaries ?

-       How to address issues of consent within the hacking communities?

-       What do care and solidarity look like inside hacking communities?

Contributions in formats other than the traditional essay are encouraged;
please contact the editors to discuss specifications and/or multimodal
contributions. We welcome fiction as well as scholarly essays. Drawings,
sounds, videos that coms along with written explanations of their
narratives are also welcome.

You can send your proposal as a .odt or .doc document before the 20th June
2017 deadline. Please use “Ada Issue 13 Contribution” for your subject line
and include the following in the
body of your message:

•       Your name and a short biography

•       A 150 word maximum abstract

•       A list of five keywords/tags

•       Preferred email address and GPG public key (if applicable)

•       Citation style used (if applicable)

Selected submissions will be informed before the 15th of July and complete
submissions should be sent by 1st of October 2017 to editor at adanewmedia.org.
Contributions should be no more than 3,000 words.

About Ada:

Ada is an online, open access, open source, peer-reviewed journal run by
feminist media scholars. The journal’s first issue was published online in
November 2012. Since that launch, Ada articles have received more than
330,000 page views. Ada operates a review process that combines feminist
mentoring with the rigor of peer review.

We do not — and will never — charge fees for publishing your materials, and
we will share those materials using a Creative Commons License.

Radhika Gajjala
Co-editor of ADA: Journal of Gender and New Media (adanewmedia.org)

Acting Director American Culture Studies (2016-2017);

School of Media and Communication
American Culture Studies Program

Bowling Green State University,
Bowling Green Ohio

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