Reconfiguring Computing Through Cyberfeminism and New Materialism: GeDIS research project for network consolidation and methodological innovation

Projektverantwortlicher im ITeG: Prof. Dr. Claude Draude
Ansprechpartnerin: MA. Goda Klumbyte
Förderung: Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (HMWK)
Projektwebseite: Projektseite des Fachgebiets


The main objective of this research project is to revisit the dominant modes and practices of knowledge and artefact production in computer science through cyberfeminist and feminist new materialist lenses, and to produce innovative theoretical and methodological approaches in computing based on this revision. This will entail interrogating the power differentials embedded in computing technologies, and critically examining the epistemological frameworks that underpin computer science. Namely, it asks: what are the underlying conceptual notions in computer science and how do they (re)produce power dynamics? How are computer science theories gendered? How can insights from feminist new materialist and cyberfeminist perspectives help re-contextualize the methodologies and theories that are commonplace in computing?