April 29 2016 – FRC Student Presentations

On April 29, 2016, the Feminist Research Collective will host research presentations by two PhD students: Brianni Nelson You’re Just Being Sensitive: Blurred Lines of Race Humor in New Media Passively or aggressively, we work, play, debate and laugh on the Internet – as individuals or as parts of communities. While the space has enabled […]

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Recap: ⇧⌘3: Screen Printing Workshop

On March 25, 2016 we met for a screen printing workshop led by Dr. Jillian Round. After seeing our announcement about the event, our colleague Greg Metz reached out and offered to let us use space and equipment in the Visual Arts Building, affectionately nicknamed “the Art Barn.” This space let us get messy and […]

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April 22 2016 – Kalipedia: A Slow Wiki Event

Join the Feminist Maker Space on Friday, April 22, 2016 in ATC 3.705 for a Slow Wiki event. In reference to a flurry of Art+Feminism edit-a-thons for Women’s History Month, The Observer recently labeled March 2016 “a banner month for women in the arts online” (http://observer.com/2016/04/march-was-a-banner-month-for-women-in-the-arts-online/) Many of us have participated in Wikipedia editing in […]

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March 25 2016 – ⇧⌘3: Screen Printing Workshop

“All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They’ve been used to start revolutions and to stop wars.” -Banksy   Join the Feminist MakerSpace on March 25 for a screen printing workshop. Jillian Round will use your images to make stencils and lead us through a workshop in which we screenprint on […]

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Feb 19 2016 – Soft Activism 2.0

Join us on Friday, February 19, 2016 1pm – 2pm in ATC 3.705 Soft Activism 2.0 Join the Feminist Research Collective for our MakerSpace event, Soft Activism 2.0. UT Dallas undergraduate student Ciara Bryant will share her needlepoint artwork. Bryant’s presentation will be followed by hands-on needlepoint and crochet activities. Some needlepoint and crochet supplies […]

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Recap: Soft Activism

On February 5, we held our first Feminist MakerSpace event of the Spring 2016 semester. The title was Soft Activism and the focus was on practices of crochet, knitting, and needlepoint in an activist context. Inspired by practices of guerilla knitting and yarn bombing, we explored software tools for making customized patterns and worked on […]

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Feb 5 2016 – Soft Activism

Join us Friday, February 5 12pm – 2pm in ATC 3.705 Faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Against a backdrop of discussion of yarn-bombing and guerrilla-knitting, we will use software to make crochet, knitting, or cross-stitch patterns. Basic stitches will be covered. Some crochet supplies are available to use during the workshop. Bring: a laptop*; […]

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Recap: TwitterBot Workshop

On October 15, 2015 we met for the inaugural Feminist MakerSpace at UT Dallas. In honor of Ada Lovelace‘s birth bicentennial, we joined code and language in the creation of TwitterBots. Members of the Feminist Research Collective joined with students and staff to create accounts to automate posting to Twitter. Some mashed up genres to […]

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Oct 15 2015 – Ada Lovelace Day TwitterBot Workshop

Join us on Thursday, October 15, 2015 4pm – 6pm in ATC 3.705 Ada Lovelace Day: Code & Language 2015 is the bicentennial of the birth of Ada Lovelace, practitioner of poetical science. Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Feminist MakerSpace. We’ll discuss the format and frequency of Feminist Maker Space. In celebration […]