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Technology Now: Sonic Feminisms Part I

30 Sep 2016

Helen Hester chairs a panel exploring the gender politics of voice and sound. Covering topics such as robotic voices, queer sonic media, and sex and affect in contemporary sound art, Sonic Feminisms explores what a revolution might sound like. Speakers include musician and community activist Amina Gichinga, academic Eleni Ikoniadou and Frances Morgan, contributing editor of The Wire.

This is the first in a two-part event co-organised with Helen Hester examining gender, sonic media and the post-human.

Artist biographies

  • Amina Gichinga

    Amina Gichinga was born and lives in Newham, East London. She is a singer, teacher and stood as Take Back the City's GLA candidate for the City and East London Constituency in this year's Mayoral & London Assembly elections. For the last three years she has been a music leader and community organiser in Silvertown, working with deprived communities who face the impacts of London City Airport.

  • Helen Hester

    Helen Hester is Associate Professor of Media and Communications at the University of West London, where she also serves as Head of Film and Media. She is a member of the international feminist working group Laboria Cuboniks. She is the author of Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex (SUNY Press, 2014), the co-editor of Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism (Ashgate, 2015) and Dea ex Machina (Merve, 2015). She has two texts forthcoming: After Work: What's Left and Who Cares? (with Nick Srnicek, Verso, 2017) and Xenofeminism (Polity, 2017).

  • Eleni Ikoniadou

    Eleni Ikoniadou is a writer, researcher and practitioner specialising in sonic culture. She is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at Kingston University and director of the Audio Culture Research Unit (ACRU). She is author of The Rhythmic Event (MIT Press, 2014), co-editor of Media After Kittler (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) and co-editor of the Media Philosophy series.

  • Frances Morgan

    Frances Morgan is a writer. A contributing editor at The Wire magazine, she is currently researching electronic music histories at the Royal College of Art.

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