Feminist in a Software Lab
How did a feminist film scholar trained in post-structuralist theory end up running a software lab? In answering that question, this talk engages various histories in the development of computational systems in order to argue that we need more humanities scholars to take seriously issues in the design and implementation of software systems.
Tara McPherson teaches courses in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She authored the award-winning Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender and Nostalgia in the Imagined South (2003). Her new media research focuses on issues of convergence, gender, race, and representation, as well as upon the development of new tools and paradigms for digital publishing. She is the Founding Editor of Vectors and a Co-editor of the International Journal of Learning and Media.