Call for participants: GenderBlending

@ Beursschouwburg

Rue Antoine Dansaertstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels

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GenderBlending is a six day worksession taking place from 17-22 November in Beursschouwburg, Brussels.

GenderBlending calls body hackers, 3D theorists, game activists, queer designers, and software feminists around the table to challenge typical digital representations of the body, bending the rules of both gender and software.

Using 3D animation software such as Blender, medical bodyscanners and 3D-printers, we’ll experiment at the contact zones of gender and technology.

With printing, scanning and modelling as points of departure, the worksession is aimed at developing proposals for modelling digital bodies differently. Throughout the week we’ll organise discussions, screenings, excursions, small workshops and presentations. This will allow us to work through theoretical and material specifics of re-imagining gender in a digital context.

Participants with various approaches and interests in GenderBlending are welcome. You should not be afraid though to try Free, Libre and Open Source software such as MakeHuman, Blender, Openscad, Freecad and PyMol. It would be ideal if you can bring your own laptop with Linux installed; you can also borrow a computer for the duration of the session (limited availability).

Days run from 10:00-18:00; drinks and vegetarian lunch will be provided. Participation is free; maximum 25 places available. Please write femke@constantvzw.org before October 15 if you are interested in participating.

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GenderBlending

GenderBlending was a work session lasting from 11 till 22 November 2014 in Beursschouwburg, inviting body hackers, 3D theorists, game activists, queer designers and software feminists to experiment at the contact zones of gender and technology. Starting from the theoretical and material (...)