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Edgelab hacker and RA has a new post on his hack on the Minecraft and Bukkit Server.
GimpGirl grows up: Women with disabilities rethinking, redefining, and reclaiming community
New Media & Society 1461444811398032, first published on April 27, 2011 as doi:10.1177/1461444811398032
Jennifer Cole email@example.com GimpGirl Community; Oregon State University, USA
Jason Nolan Ryerson University, Canada
Yukari Seko York University/Ryerson University, Canada
Katherine Mancuso Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; GimpGirl Community
Alejandra Ospina GimpGirl Community
In this article, we undertake a reflective narrative inquiry into the GimpGirl Community GGC, an online group of women with disabilities. We explore 12 years of GGC activity through community archives and auto-biographic narratives of GGC organizers, to understand how these women actively created a safe and open space for like-minded individuals, how community members used diverse online technologies for community building and social interaction, and how these online tools allow some members to experiment with their notions of self and identity outside dominant discourses. Our analysis of the lived experiences of GGC members reveals how they challenge the boundary between ‘abled’ and ‘disabled,’ and enact agency beyond their marginalization as women and as individuals with disabilities.
Check out Jen Cole’s post Original Cyborgs: Disability and Technology | Yahoo! Accessibility. on the Yahoo web site. Jen’s an external collaborator in the EDGE lab and is always full of insights. it also mentions the lab and it’s work, and alison gaston, one of our grad students.
I (Alex) went to a round table focused on the work of the London Mobile Research group. It is uncanny to see how complementary our theoretical frameworks are. Their work is completely against the grain of formal education methodologies but they are clearly seeing the augmented present……
Their diagram of appropriation is very interesting……