Events/Workshops organization

Events

6 November 2015 – I organised the event –  We Can Do it! Women, Activism and Technology – Bridging Theory and Practice.

Panel speakers: Janet Gunter, Becky Kazansky and Zara Rahman.

26 February 2015 – I co organised the event – Defending Human Rights in a Digital Age.  Hosted by the Global Media and Transnational Communications  program, Media Forum, and the Radical Media Forum.

Speakers: Caspar Bowden (Independent Privacy Researcher), Hanane Boujemi (Hivos International: MENA region), Catherine Easton (University of Lancaster/Internet Rights and Principles Coalition), Sherif Elsayed-Ali (Amnesty International), Becky Kazansky (Tactical Technology Collective), Gavin McFadyen (Centre for Investigative Journalism).

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23 January 2015 – I curated Radical Media Forum’s Cyborg vs. Cyborg screening series – The female version take over with Ghost in the Shell (1995) vs. Æon Flux (2005). Introduction By prof. Sara Kember.

23 October 2014 – I organised the symposium – Digging Sound: Methods and Sites in Sound Archaeology.

Speakers: Dr. Mara Mills (New York University), Dr. Katherine Fennely (Manchester University) and Tom Tlalim (Goldsmiths).

21-22 May 2014 – I co organised a two day symposium and master class – Critical Ways of Seeing: Visualizing Knowledge and the Digital –Tool, Politics, or Art?

30 November 2013 – I was part of the organisation of London Crypto Festival. Chaired Lightening talk – Tell us your experience with digital security and crypto tools?

14 November 2013 – I co-organised, with Andrea Nunez Casal, the Symposium Re-Configuring the Immune System: Bodies, Worlds and Words .

Speakers: Professor Lucy Suchman (Lancaster University), Professor Margit Shildrick (Linkoping University, Sweden), Dr. Alex McLean (Leeds University) and Mr. Amir Carmi (Comsecure LTD, Israel).

2013- 2016 – Co-Founder of the new Radical Media Forum at Goldsmiths College; an ongoing series of talks, symposia, conferences and screenings run by postgraduate students and funded by Goldsmiths Media and Communications Department and the Graduate School.

 Workshops

14 January 2017Coding Advertising. Designed for third years BA Advertising students, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London.

A full day of lecture and workshop with Laura Laugwitz from the organisation Rails Girls Berlin. This organisation is a non-profit organisation meant to close the gender gap in IT by teaching women to code as well as providing a supportive environment and female role models. The day will start with a lecture from Laugwitz about what empowerment means, and the over-use of the slogan – “Girl Power”. Then we conducted 5 hours workshop of beginners coding (Ruby).

12-13 January 2016 Shake it Off – Hacking Advertising. Breaking the old (industry) and shaping the future! Designed for third years BA Advertising students, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London.

Two days of workshops, where LCC BA Advertising students explored how they can develop ethical digital advertising practices. Day 1 – Tuesday 12th January: Obfuscation Workshop with designer/activist Mushon Zer Aviv. Day 2 – Wednesday 13th January: Hacking the web with Baycloud workshop.

Autumn 2014- Spring 2015 – Co-organised with Mihaela Brebenel – Training workshops for media and communication’s PhDs and recent alumni.

A series of sessions designed to provide ‘How To’s’ for PhDs and early career scholars: CVs and how to read an advert (Prof. Sean Cubitt); Applying to academic jobs, attending interviews and dealing with contracts (Dr. Carolina Matos); Publishing (Prof. Mike Featherstone, Prof. Lisa Blackman and Prof. Sean Cubitt); Postdoctoral research and research funding opportunities (Dr. Richard MacDonald and Dr. Muriel Swijghuisen); Early career publishing: A panel with early career scholars and PhDs who share their various publishing experiences.