This book explores the ways in which new technologies and scientific discourses are having a radical impact on today's debates and issues of gender. The writers and creative artists contributing cover a wide terrain, including Cyberfeminism and artificial life, the body's role in today's technoculture, the gender politics of e-commerce technology, the Cyberflaneuse, and the creation of ''digital communities.'' Together they are mapping out how notions of self and its boundaries are now being questioned and changed.
Cutting Edge Women's Research Group is based at the University of Westminister.
Part 1 Intertextualities - cyberbodies and psychoanalysis: technologies of the face, Sandra Kemp; sordid states - the internal organs of a cyborg, Jane Prophet and Sian Hamlett; get alife - cyberfeminism and the politics of artificial life, Sarah Kember; whose reality is it anyway? - a psychoanalytic perspective, Tessa Adams. Part 2 Outertextualities - internal sites and external experiences: wired for violence, Sherry Millner; shop 'til you[r connection] drop[s] - considering the electronic supermarket, Angela Medhurst; the cyberflaneuse -metaphors and reality in virtual space, Maren Hartmann; infocities - from information to conversation, Penny Harvey and Gaby Porter; windows on the world - architecture, identities and new technologies, Jos Boys; frontier dreams 1 - the technological sublime - a visual essay, Stevie Bezencenet. Part 3 Intertextualities - language, identity and new technologies: women, computers and a sense of self, Erica Matlow; Sangre Boliviana - using multimedia to tell personal stories, Lucia Grossberger-Morales; disappearing digitally? - gender in the digital domain, Jackie Hatfield; vixpop puella - a work in progress, Helen Reddington.