Organized and hosted by Fiona Alison Duncan, the event features Claire L. Evans, who will be joined by artists, writers, and programmers Alice Barker, Jennifer Moon, Martine Syms, Mandy Harris Williams, and Lauren McCarthy. It is the second of two from the series of original readings and screenings celebrating the past, present, and future of women and the Internet, in conjunction with the release of Evan’s new book Broad Band: The Untold Story Of The Women Who Made The Internet.
The first event at New York’s Bridget Donahue last week featured McKenzie Wark reading on Kathy Acker and cyberfeminism, Allison Parrish on computer-programmed poetry, and Mimi Onuoha on algorithms. Evans took from her historical non-fiction, while Sougwen Chung shared goth screenshots, Alexandra Marzella mused on her sexualized coming of age online, and Jacky Connolly screened a Sims-filmed movie called Anhedonia.**