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Libre Graphics Magazine Dedicates Issue to Gender and Free Culture

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The print edition of “Gendering F/LOSS” can be bought online. A pdf version can be downloaded for free at libregraphicsmag.com

Libre Graphics Magazine, “a print publication devoted to showcasing and promoting work created with Free/Libre Open Source Software” (F/LOSS), dedicates its latest issue to representation and gendered work in F/LOSS. 

Ginger Coons, a member of the editorial team, says the second issue in volume two of the magazine, titled “Gendering F/LOSS”, ”[steps] beyond the women-in-tech talk and [has] that larger gender discussion.” One example is the showcase of gendered work in craft:

(…) we seek to show work which overturns standard conceptions of what it is to do women's work or a man's job. In the following pages, images of computerized knitting, code-inspired embroidery and women infiltrating F/LOSS offer windows into sites of subversion, in which the gendered natures of crafts and tasks are blurred.

The magazine includes an interview with the founder of the Empowermentors Collective, “a new initiative for multiply-marginalized women and queers of colour interested in Free Software and Free Culture”, and many other bits and bytes on initiatives that allow for a better understanding of gender-related concepts and practices, such as the hackerspace Mothership HackerMoms and The Geek Feminism Wiki, “a clearinghouse of concepts and discussions crucial to understanding and promoting issues of equality and representation.”

 

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