Get your feminism off my floppy: seedy roms and technical tales
This chapter is located at the collision of femininities, technologies and performance, and in the CD-ROM format in particular. It begins by asking what it means to be located as Other to an insurgent technology, and develops this analysis in relation to the association of femininity as un-bound flow. It goes on to call for the marking of technology with the feminine. The latter part of the chapter analyses specific examples of performative practice on CD-ROM. These are Gilson-Ellis / Povall's 'mouthplace', Adriene Jenik's 'Mauve Desert' and Laurie Anderson's 'Puppet Motel.'
Feminism , Femininity , Technology , Digital Arts , CD-ROM , mouthplace , Adriene Jenik , Mauve Desert , Laurie Anderson , Puppet Motel
Gilson-Ellis, J. (2014) 'Get Your Feminism Off My Floppy: Seedy Roms and Technical Tales', in Rapi, N. and Chowdhry, M. (eds). Acts of Passion: Sexuality, Gender and Performance, London:Routledge, pp. 95-109. isbn: 978-1560231080
© 1998 by Haworth Press Inc. Published 2013 by Routledge. This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge, Acts of Passion: Sexuality, Gender, and Performance, Digital Creativity: a Reader, on June 03, 2014, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781315809793