Feminism & Technology

December 3, 2018 - December 4, 2018
School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University

John Percival Building
Cardiff University CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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Sponsor(s):

  • Mind Association

Keynote speakers:

University College, Cork
Linkoping University

Organisers:

Cardiff University
Cardiff University

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Technology is changing the way humans relate to the world and to each other at an ever-increasing rate. While many of the changes are positive, the infiltration of technology into almost every aspect of human life and the potential for its misuse raise serious questions. An important dimension of such considerations concerns the impact of emerging technologies on feminism.

While the question of feminist technology has been recently raised within the field of technology studies, and feminist philosophers have attended to problems posed by specific technologies, such as reproductive technologies, broader philosophical questions concerning the nature and scope of technology’s challenges for feminism have yet to receive the sustained, critical attention they deserve. In recognition of this gap in the philosophical literature, this conference aims to bring together scholars working in feminist philosophy, philosophy of technology, technoscience, philosophy of mind and epistemology in order to facilitate a new and productive exchange between them.

Confirmed Speakers:

 

Cecilia Åsberg (Linköping University)

Luna Dolezal (University of Exeter)

Raya Jones (Cardiff University)

Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff University)

Aidan Tynan (Cardiff University)

Joel Walmsley (University College Cork)


Organisers:

 

Mary Edwards (Cardiff University)

S. Orestis Palermos (Cardiff University)

Childcare and accessibility:

If you would like to attend but childcare duties render your attendance difficult, please email [email protected]; [email protected]; the organisers hope to assist participants with childcare needs.

The event is wheelchair accessible, as will be the dinner venue. Accessibility information about the lecture rooms can be found here: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/visit/accessibility/cathays-park-campus/john-percival-building Service animals are welcome and the organisers will seek to accommodate any requests we receive in advance.

Conference support:

 

The workshop organisers gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Mind Association and the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University. This conference will be organised in accordance with the SWIP-BPA good practice guidelines.

Any queries should be sent to [email protected]; [email protected]          

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November 26, 2018, 4:00am BST

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