After Dortmund and Paris, the exhibition Computer Grrrls will travel to MU this summer. Computer Grrrls deals with the complex link between women and technology. Did you know for example that the first human computers were women? In fact, that women turn up at the very beginning of every important wave in technology.
The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers – but female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation. They may have been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don’t even realize, but they have always been part of the story.
With her book Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet, first published in 2018, VICE-reporter and YACHT leadsinger Claire L. Evans writes these women back into history. Not only does she give these unsung female heroes their due, she also contributes to the unequivocal revival of cyberfeminism today.
As a prelude to the Computer Grrrls exhibition which will be on view at MU from July 20, Claire L. Evans will be giving a lecture based on Broadband on Thursday March 21.
When Thursday 21 March
Walk in 19.30
Tickets via Eventbrite (€7,50/student €5). If there are still tickets left, you can also buy tickets at the door. These will costs (€8,50/student €6).