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Hacking Binaries/Hacking Hybrids: Understanding the Black/White Binary as a Socio-technical Practice

Forlano, Laura and Jungnickel, Katrina. 2015. Hacking Binaries/Hacking Hybrids: Understanding the Black/White Binary as a Socio-technical Practice. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology(6), ISSN 2325-0496 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This essay argues that hacking binaries as well as hacking hybrids – theoretically, methodologically and activist as well as in the practice of everyday life – especially around issues of race is an important agenda for feminist technology studies. Using examples from art, architecture, social theory and personal experience, and drawing on science and technology studies (STS), we argue that theoretical and methodological hacking around the Black/White binary is a pathway to the deconstruction of other binaries (as well as reified hybrids) such as digital/material, global/local, private/public, individual/community, open/closed and amateur/professional, which are central to understanding emerging topics in gender, new media and technology.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.7264/N3XG9PFP

Keywords:

binaries, gender, hacking, STS, race

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
January 2015Published

Item ID:

22003

Date Deposited:

23 Oct 2017 10:19

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2017 10:19

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22003

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