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GENIND/NEME, Gender and Identity in New Media
Designed, Programmed, Produced and Hosted by Judy Malloy
for the Invencao Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 25-29, 1999

Produced in conjunction with Women, Art & Technology, MIT Press, 2003

"And even computer-generated texts embody, in their materials
the experience and historical consciousness of the person who
created them."
-- Arlene Raven, "The Last Essay on Feminist

Produced by Judy Malloy, GENIND/NEME -- a public interactively
created document begun during the Invencao Conference,
Sao Paulo, Brazil -- was a community building experimental hybrid
of online conferencing,hypertextual documents, and discussion archives.

It addressed the question: "As we begin a new Millennium, what is the
role of gender/gender identity in shaping the convergence of art, science
and technology?" Participants were invited to respond to the opening statements,
or to the keynote addresses, or to the open forum. When it was active, the site
was an innovative, interactive social media conference to which participants could actively contribute online.

GENID/NEME was included in Archiving as Art produced by
Karen O'Rourke, Matre de confrences at the Universit de Paris I (Panthon/Sorbonne)

It was a semifinalist in the 1999 GII Awards.

Particpants were:

  • Robert Atkins is a former columnist for The Village Voice and the author of ArtSpeak: A Guide to Contemporary Movements, Ideas, and Buzzwords, its modern-art companion, ArtSpoke, and co-author of From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS. He is currently a research fellow at Carnegie-Mellon's STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and looks forward to the launch of two online projects this fall, Artery: The Interactive AIDS-Arts Forum, which he produces and edits for the Estate Project, and the Media Channel, an international media-watchdog site for which he is art editor.

  • Virginia Barratt, VNS Matrix, Australia

  • Bill Beaver (Tucson, Arizona) bought an Apple II computer and a video camera in 1978 and has been working with computers, words and images ever since. Last year he started putting his creative output on the web and plans to use it as his media of choice from now on.

  • Dara Birnbaum (New York City, NY) Artist and Independent Producer, has achieved international recognition, spurring controversial discussions in contemporary media exploration. Her work addresses both the ideological and aesthetic character of mass media imagery. Her numerous awards include: the American Film Institute's Maya Deren Award; the Deutsche Videokunstpreis, Sdwestfunk Television & ZKM; and the TV Picture Prize from Festival International de la Video et des arts Electroniques, Locarno.

  • Maria Blondeel (Gent, Belgium) is an artist working with audio-visual media. She combines sound, photographic materials, interactive systems and computer applications. Through technology she confronts matter, situations and people with sound, light and motion. This results in spatial installations in which, within a number of fixed co-ordinates, situations originate determined by aleatory factors: the motion or volume of a visitor, good or bad weather . She is a founding member of the Gent-based Experimental Intermedia association, an initiative of composer and visual artist Phill Niblock.

  • Martha Burkle Bonecchi, (Mexico City, Mexico) new media critic

  • Anne Bray, (Los Angeles, CA) artist, teacher and Executive Director of L.A. Freewaves, a media arts organization and festival in Los Angeles.

  • Kathy Brew, (New York City, NY) Director, Thundergulch

  • Annick Bureaud, (Paris, France) electronic art consultant and curator, art critic and lecturer at the art school of Aix en Provence, IDEA online editor, OLATS (Leonardo Observatory for the Arts and Techno-Sciences) coordinator and contributor.

  • Donna Cox, (Urbana, IL) Associate Director for External Initiatives, School Art and Design Assistant Director for Virtual Director, Grid Group National Center for Supercomputing Applications

  • Anna Couey, (Berkeley, CA) artist and information activist, whose projects involve the construction and use of communication systems as social sculpture. Her work takes the forms of interactive art, community networking, and political activism.

  • Amanda McDonald Crowley, ( Adelaide, SA) Director, Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) . ANAT is Australia's peak network and advocacy body for artists working with technology. Prior to working with ANAT Amanda worked in various capacities for organisations such as Arts Training Australia developing a National Multimedia Education and Training Strategy; the Australia Council, the federal government's arts funding and advisory body; and Electronic Media Arts (Australia) Limited which ran the Australian Video Festival.

  • Joseph DeLappe(Reno, NV) is an Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Art of the University of Nevada, Reno where he heads up the Digital Media Studio. His works in interactive sculptural installation, digital imaging and public art have been shown throughout the United States and internationally. DeLappe recently completed the $190,000 "Hello/Good-bye" public art commission featuring 2000 individual digital glass tiles. Ongoing works include the "Mouse Series", an project exploring the sculptural reconfiguration of desktop technologies, such as "Vagina Mouse", "Artist's Mouse" and "The Unabomber's Mouse".

  • Cynthia DuVal, (Seattle, WA) currently contracts as a user experience researcher for the Productivity Appliance Division at Microsoft. She conducts fieldstudies to understand the work practices of current and potential customers for WinCE hand held computer devices. She then works with product planning and interaction design teams to build and ship useful and usable products.

  • Diane Fenster, (Pacifica, CA) artist

  • Monika Fleischmann, (Sankt Augustin, Germany) Head of Media Arts Research Studies, Institute for Media Communications, GMD-Research Centre for Information Technology

  • Marjorie Franklin (Minneapolis, MN) is an artist working with digital technology to produce interactive audio and video installations and cd-roms. Her work investigates the effects digital technology has on human desires and mythologies. She is Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

  • Jeff Gates, (Washington, DC) artist and Head of New Media Initiatives for the National Museum of American Art, (Washington, DC), has been working with the Net since 1993. In 1996 his site, In Our Path, about the construction/deconstruction of an area in Los Angeles to make way for the Century Freeway, was a semi-finalist in National Information Infrastructure Awards. For the past 11 years he has directed ArtFBI, an organization to study stereotypes of artists in society. In 1979-80, he completed a photographic series entitled Breast Plates, about how men relate to men in this culture. His most recent work was a piece he did last month on Ebay.

  • JoAnn Gillerman( Oakland, CA) is an Artist and Professor of Electronic Art whose works have been shown nationally and internationally. Recent works include: "Innovation Forum", an interactive multimedia permanent exhibit in THE TECH Museum of Innovation and "Hey, Listen Up!", an urban eco-literacy project including an interactive CD-ROM and high-school curriculum for information and education about environmental racism. For many years, a passion has led her to multimedia works of total solar eclipses and active volcanoes that she chases and records on location.

  • Lucia Grossberger-Morales (29Palms, CA) as an artist/cultural worker deals with cross-cultural issues and experience of being an immigrant and a woman. Grossberger-Morales brought her first computer in 1979, after dreaming about a magical black box that could project light and images into the sky. She developed one of the first paint programs for the Apple II, which was distributed by Apple Computer, Inc., in 1981. Her interactive pieces and CD-ROMs have been shown at museums, film and video shows, rock concerts, performances and galleries in the United States and Europe.

  • Carolyn Guertin (Edmonton, Canada) is a feminist scholar of hypertext and the technologies of writing. Specializing in the innovations of women's avant-garde fiction, her recent publications include "Queen Bees and the Hum of the Hive: An Overview of Feminist Hypertext's Subversive Honeycombings" and "Gesturing Toward the Visual: Virtual Reality, Hypertext and Embodied Feminist Criticism". She is a SSHRC doctoral fellow and PhD candidate at the University of Alberta. (Currently Assistant Professor of Digital Media at University of Texas, Arlington)

  • Carolyn Guyer, among the first wave of hypertext writers and artists, is the author of _Quibbling_; co-author of _Izme Pass_; and co-author of the forthcoming web fiction _Sister Stories_. Among her current projects is Mother Millennia, a website devoted to the cultural associations and disjunctures inherent in stories of Mother.

  • Jennifer Hall(Boston, MA) is an artist who has been working with interactive media for over twenty years. She is currently engaged in the re-focusing of biological material for data based art forms. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1980, and her Masters of Science in Visual Studies (M.S.V.S.) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in 1985. She is the Founding Director of the Do While Studio, a Boston-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the fusion of art, technology, and culture.

  • Blyth Hazen, (Boston, MA) artist Montserrat College of Art, Assistant Professor; Do While Studio, Education Coordinator

  • Jennifer Hickman, (New York City, NY) critic, Services and Technology NYFA. Her NYU thesis "New Spaces to Visualize Identity in Postmodernity," focused on four contemporary artists and how their works challenge "universalist", "essentialist", and hierarchical binary identity constructions. "Anna Deavere Smith: Racial Passing, Social Agency, and Rethinking Identity" will be published in "History in the Millennium: History in the Making V," (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec)

  • Kathy Rae Huffman, (Troy, NY) Associate Professor of Electronic Art, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Curator Van Gogh TV, Net.art curator

  • Beth Kanter, (Norfolk, MA) is the Education Coordinator for Arts Wire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Ms. Kanter is responsible developing Arts Wire arts and technology workshops. She maintains Arts Wire's SpiderSchool http://www.artswire.org/spiderschool), a resource for artists, arts administrators, and arts educators who want to integrate the use of technology into their work.

  • Patricia Kim-Rajal, (Ann Arbor, MI) Instructor, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan (Currently Assistant Professor in Chicano and Latino Studies at Sonoma State University)

  • Tina LaPorta, is a media artist who lives and works in New York City. Her most recent work has been created specifically for the internet as a continued exploration of female subjectivity within a global networked environment.

  • Brenda Laurel, (Palo Alto, CA) researcher and designer, interactive media founder and vp/design, Purple Moon

  • Cecile Le Prado (Paris, France)

  • Jacalyn Lopez Garcia (Moreno Valley, CA) is a Southern California multimedia artist who creates websites , videos, and artistic expressions on CD-Rom. Her art work examines how social/political ideologies continue to instill bias and fear in the complex developmental stages of what shapes ones identity.

  • Catherine McGovern, (Montréal, Canada) is a web artist and project producer. From 1996-99 Catherine initiated and directed various women/web/art events at Studio XX, Montréal's artist-run centre for women working with digital media technologies, followed by participation in Dakar Web with ISEA in Dakar, Sénégal. She is currently completing a web-based installation project touche for the Manitoba Visual Arts Network /Video Pool.

  • J. Dawn Mercedes (Columbus, OH) author, educator, and artist; recently completed her Ph.D. at The Ohio State University through the Department of Art Education and The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts & Design (ACCAD). Her dissertation is titled "Feminist Aesthetic Theory As An Alternative Aesthetic Paradigm For Computer-Mediated Art." In addition, she has published articles in several journals including "Studies in Art Education" and "Art Education."

  • Margaret Morse, (Berkeley, CA) Assoc. Prof. of Film and Digital Media University of California Santa Cruz; Fall Semester 1998: Fellow at the Center for the Humanities

  • Jaishree Odin (Honolulu, HI) is an educator, writer and a literary critic. Her essays, already published or forthcoming, specifically deal with the need for a new discourse that can adequately address the radical changes in both culture and cultural productions brought about by the increasing use of computers. Her deep interest in the role of technology in shaping various narrative forms has led to her current book-length project on Technology, Globalization and Contemporary Narrative which explores in depth both print and multimedia hypertext narratives.

  • Pauline Oliveros, (Kingston, NY) composer

  • Karen O'Rourke, (Paris, France) is a multimedia and communications artist. She has organized a number of telecommunications art events. Her sculptures, photographs, artist books and software have been exhibited internationally. Her writings have appeared in leading international publications. In 1997 she received the Leonardo Award for Excellence. She is Maître de conférences in art and communication at the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).

  • Simone Osthoff is a Brazilian artist and writer based in the U.S. for the past decade. She teaches in the Art History, Theory and Criticism Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her articles on electronic art and on Latin American art and culture have been published in World Art, Blimp, Leonardo, New Art Examiner, among others. She contributed chapters for two Routledge books coming up this Fall: Diaspora and Visual Culture; and Corpus Delecti: Performance art in Latin America.

  • Nancy Paterson (Toronto, Canada) is a media artist based in Toronto Canada, working primarily in the field of interactive installations. An internet-interactive/telerobotic mediawork STOCK MARKET SKIRT has recently been featured in DUTCH (Paris fashion magazine), FLASH ART and in TEMA CELESTE (Milan). Information about other projects, including a VRML project titled 6DOS: THE LIBRARY.

  • Christiane Paul, (New York City, NY) editor-in-chief and publisher of Intelligent Agent, a magazine on interactive media in arts and education

  • Sheila Pinkel, (Los Angeles, CA) artist, associate professor of art at Pomona College and international editor of Leonardo

  • Andrea Polli (Chicago, IL) is an installation and performance artist and Artist in Residence at Columbia College Chicago. Her current work is in the development of and performance with improvisational gestural interfaces. She has been active in promoting public awareness of gender and culture issues as a member of the boards of Artemisia Gallery and the Peace Museum, and as a curator and teacher. An article about her work, Virtual Space and the Construction of Memory, is published in the Spring 98 issue of Leonardo.

  • Frank Popper (Author of Art of the Electronic Age, Thames & Hudson, New York, 1997) and Adviser to the forthcoming St James Guide to Contemporary Women Artists

  • Ann Powers, (Cambridge, MA) Operations Manager, UI Specialist; WordStream, Inc., VR environments and consulting, Usability testing and formative evaluation for interactive exhibits and products, artist.

  • Aviva Rahmani's (New York City, NY; Maine) is an artist grounded in painting, performance & environmental art who has taught, written and exhibited extensively. Her reclamation project, "Ghost Nets", has been presented at international venues and exists in virtual analog on her web site. She is artist-in-resident-at-large at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve.

  • Sonya Rapoport's, (Berkeley, CA) computer assisted art works, consisting of cross-cultural multi-disciplinary interactive installations, date from the mid-70's in art/science collaborations with the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Botanical research provides metaphorical source material for recent web art projects. These focus on gender identity issues. Rapoport is a member of LEONARDO/ISAST Board of Directors. She reviews books and exhibitions for their publications.

    Christiane Robbins' most recent project "Amidst the White Noise ..." was a recipient of a grant from the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her projects extend beyond the mechanisms of the Fine Art system, serving as catalysts for social movement and transcultural awareness. In 1991 she was a co-director of a global cultural project on the Internet "On-Line Against Aids " which offered alternative perspectives to the Sixth International Conference on AIDS. She is on faculty at the University of Southern California and is a principal of CAPITAL Pictures.

  • Cynthia Beth Rubin, (New Haven, CT, USA) is a digital artist working in still imagery and animation since the mid-1980s, when she cast aside physical paint for the computer. Her works focus on cultural memories, both real and imagined. She is committed to promoting awareness of diverse cultural traditions: she teaches a digital imaging course at the Rhode Island School of Design incorporating source material from a variety of global cultures, and she serves on the Board of ISEA.

  • Anne-Marie Schleiner, (Vancouver, Canada) writer, artist, curator, associate professor of Interactive Art at TechBC, Canada, co-editor of Switch electronic art journal, member of C5 Corporation. Interests include networked identity, gender construction in computer games and techno-culture hacking.

  • Carolyn P. Speranza (Pittsburgh, PA) is a Research Fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. Her current research project at the STUDIO is "Building Electronic Communities," investigating the implications of the internet as a public space for discourse and telecommunity building which spawned "Community Forums Online," featured on The Andy Warhol Museum web site. "End of the Line," her most recent public art project, is a series of bus billboards crossing boundaries between neighborhoods in their unifying themes and display on city buses and the world wide web.

  • Rejane Spitz, (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Department of Arts, PUC-Rio University

  • Carol Stakenas, (New York City, NY) a visual artist who is currently the Associate Director of Creative Time, a public arts organization.

  • Allucquere Rosanne Stone, Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Communication Technologies Laboratory at UT Austin, Resident Senior Artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts; Resident Fellow at the Humanities Research Institute UC Irvine. She has been a filmmaker, rock 'n roll music engineer, neurologist, social scientist, cultural theorist, and performer.

  • Dawn Stoppiello, (Brooklyn, NY) Choreographer/Media Artist and Artistic Co-Director of Troika Ranch, a performance group that combines traditional elements of dance, music and theatre with interactive computer technology and media.

  • Nell Tenhaaf, (Toronto, Canada) an electronic media artist and writer whose textual and visual work addresses the cultural implications of new technologies, focusing on representational developments in the biosciences, in Artificial Life, and on the Internet. She is an AssistantProfessor in the Visual Arts Department of York University, Toronto.

  • Helen Thorington (New York City, NY) is the Executive Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore), the founder and producer of the national weekly radio series, New American Radio (1989-1998), and founder and producer of the turbulence and somewhere websites. She is a writer, sound composer, and radio producer, whose radio documentary, dramatic work, and sound/music compositions have been aired nationally and internationally for the past eighteen years.

  • Joan Truckenbrod's (De Kalb, IL) electronic artwork is exhibited internationally. Recently she had a one person exhibition in London, and had work included in a group show in Wiesbaden, Germany. Her work is included in various books on Electronic Art. She is a Professor in the Art and Technology Studies Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she has recently created and is teaching a course titled "Electronic Ritual and Ceremony". As Chair of the SIGGRAPH 98 Art Show she developed an exhibition titled "Touchware".

  • Loriann Two Bulls (Ogala Lakota) is a Native American artist who was among the first artists to use graphics online.

  • Eva Wohlgemuth (Wien, Austria) was trained as a painter at academie of fine arts vienna- not knowing why to continue practicing charcoal- nudes she found her interest in setting up conceptional sculptures. Online work was used to transform the odd live of lonely worker with the spirit of borderless community-a good feeling at least.. With the scanning in of her whole body - she changed operating systems and is now up to perform traumatic but sizzling encyclopedias of the status quo

  • Pamela Z, (San Francisco, CA) Composer/Performer, sound artist

The Invencao Conference was organised by Itau Cultural Institute
in collaboration with the ISEA, Leonardo/ISAST and CAiiA-STAR.

Server space was provided through a partnership with Arts Wire
and the Master of Arts Management Program of Carnegie Mellon University.