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Wages For Facebook draws upon ideas from a 1970s feminist activist campaign as means to think through and challenge relationships of capitalism, class and affective labor at stake within social media today.

In the 70s Wages For Housework demanded that the state pay women for their unwaged housework and caregiving, as the market economy was built upon massive amounts of this unacknowledged work—and its laborers could be seen to constitute a huge working class entirely overlooked by existing Marxist or socialist critiques. Wages for Housework built upon discourse from the anticolonial movement in order to extend the analysis of unwaged labor from the factory to the home. Along these lines Wages For Facebook attempts to draw upon feminist discourse to extend the discussion of unwaged labor to new forms of value creation and exploitation online.

Project Created: 
January 2014
 
Start Date: 
1 Feb 2014
Hours: 
12PM – 6PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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In conjunction with Eyebeam’s 2014 Annual Showcase.

Join us in New York City for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to contemporary art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, childcare and refreshments. Bring your laptop, powercord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

With 30+ satellite edit-a-thons also happening internationally, including:

 
Start Date: 
9 Nov 2013
Hours: 
1:00PM-2:30PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Join us Saturday, November 9 for the third and final meeting of the New York Times Feminist Reading Group at Eyebeam from 1–2:30pm.

 
Hours: 
6:30PM - 9:30PM*
Cost: 
$0-$50 Sliding Scale
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Explore mask-making as a queer and feminist resistance practice against emerging forms of biometric facial recognition.  In this 3-session workshop, we will discuss how biometrics, specifically facial recognition software, subjects women and various non-normative, minoritarian persons to precarity and violence. We will also use masks to think about practices of concealment (such as wearing a veil or burqa) that trouble the societal logic that visibility leads to liberation. 

During our first meeting, we will discuss the social and political impact of biometric technologies in global and local contexts as well as imperceptible revolt tactics and feminism through pre-circulated readings.

 
Start Date: 
15 Aug 2013
Hours: 
6PM-7:30PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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A reading group dedicated to Thursday, August 15th’s edition of The New York Times from a feminist perspective. Participants are welcome to join regardless of whether they have read, skimmed, or even just glanced at that day's paper. The discussion begins informally with whatever news item or question participants first raise, and ranges widely from investigations of specific articles or images, to editorial choices and ad placements, to the larger questions of the business of newspapers, the migration of news into digital formats, and the future of media in general. Hosted by Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden. Questions? Email contact@contemporaryfeminism.com

 
Start Date: 
27 Jul 2013
Hours: 
Events from noon - 10PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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The Very First Year 
July 27, noon-10pm 

Join us for a full-day event exploring aspects of gender, feminism, technology and art in consideration of the fact that since Eyebeam's founding 16 years ago, 2013 marks the very first year that its roster of Fellows and Residents includes more women than men.

Featuring afternoon installations and activities by Feminist Economics Department (the FED), Miki Foster, Jen Kennedy + Liz Linden, Queer Technologies, Cassie Thornton, and Caroline Woolard, and an evening potluck dinner with presentations of current work by numerous female Eyebeam Alumnae.

 
Projects: The Very First Year
People: Caroline Woolard, Cassie Thornton, CHiKA, Claudia Hart, Feminist Economics Department, Jen Kennedy, Katayoun Vaziri, Katie Torn, Kristin Lucas, Laurel Ptak, Lauren McCarthy, Liz Linden, Miki Foster, Queer Technologies, Zach Blas
Tags: 3D printing, cyberfeminism, eyebeam alumnae, feminism, gender issues, potluck, reading group
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Feminist Reproduction 3D Printing Workshop

Since Eyebeam’s founding 16 years ago, 2013 marks the very first year that its roster of Fellows and Residents includes more women than men. The Very First Year is a series of public events and installations in consideration of this fact, organized by 2013 fellow Laurel Ptak and inspired by her ongoing research at Eyebeam into cyberfeminist art practices since the 1990s.

 The Very First Year will explore contemporary aspects of gender, feminism, technology and art from numerous angles. A range of activities and installations will take place at Eyebeam, including public events on:

Project Created: 
July 2013
 
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