In response to both the current political climate and recent reporting into the gender gap in the tech industry, this panel will discuss the gender gap in the art tech world. Prompted by concerned academics, curators and the public, panelists will give short presentations of their work with commentary on their early access to technology, mentors and other support structures that helped them to create significant artwork. Questions focus on how, going forward, we can support younger, female and trans new media artists, particularly artists of color. Discussions will consider Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw’s ideas about intersectionality and its insistence on finding more productive ways to discuss gender, race, class, disability and other forms of identity.
Chairs: Joelle Dietrick, Davidson College; Kathy Rae Huffman, Independent Curator
Nao Bustamante, Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Kathy Rae Huffman, Independent Curator, Los Angeles
Annina Rüst, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University’Gloria Sutton, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University