What is a Feminist Server?

A Feminist Server was born at the TransHackFeminist Convergence, which happened this summer in Calafou (Catalona). The raison d’etre for the creation of a feminist server is to start creating independent and autonomous feminist infrastructures to resist: the (digital) targeting of women, feminist, queer and transgendered individuals (in particular, but not exclusively as also targeted […]

Activist Algorithms

Algorithms are ubiquitous in our digital experience. Algorithms are mathematical formulas usually designed by engineers, computer scientists, programmers and hackers, among others. Some of the most “well-known” algorithms are designed and constantly improved by “data empires” (such as Google, Facebook, etc.) which keep them well guarded secrets since it is at the basis of their […]

The Queerness of a Feminist Server: Building Resistance Communication Technologies

The Queerness of a Feminist Server: Building Resistance Communication Technologies According to the Merriam Webster’s Dictionary a server is defined as “a computer in a network that is used to provide services (as access to files or shared peripherals or the routing of e-mail) to other computers in the network”. This technical and somewhat neutral […]

Trans Hack Feminist (THF!) Report is out!

The TransHackFeminist (THF!) Convergence report is a summary of activities that were held in Calafou (Catalogna) in August 2014. The content presented and produced during the THF! 2014 and illustrated in the below report broadly fits into three main themes that we describe in the report: Embodied Theories, Performative Tactics and Liberating Technologies. The THF! […]


English follows Le Collectif FemHack vous invite à FemCrypt!  – Un atelier sur le cryptage des courriels 8 fevrier, 1214, de la montagne Contexte L’objectif de cet atelier est de vous introduire aux concepts de chiffrement et du cryptage des communications électroniques (encryption, en anglais) et de vous initier à la pratique de cryptage des […]

Feminist free software mutual help workshop

English below Le FemHack offre un atelier feministe d’entraide en logiciel libre ce dimanche. FemHack offers a feminist free software mutual help workshop this week-end (english below) *Dimanche 25 janvier – 13:00-16h00 : Atelier d’entraide en informatique libre, **@ Lapasse, ** 1214 rue de la Montagne* Confirmez votre participation : femhack@lists.riseup.net *Contexte* L’informatique libre favorise […]

Feminist Hackerspaces: The Synthesis of Feminist and Hacker Cultures

This article was publish in the Jounal of Peer Production in October 2014. The following is an excerpt for the publised text. To read the full article visit: http://peerproduction.net/issues/issue-5-shared-machine-shops/peer-reviewed-articles/feminist-hackerspaces-the-synthesis-of-feminist-and-hacker-cultures/ By Sophie Toupin Introduction Between 2013 and 2014 three new hackerspaces popped up in rapid succession along the west coast of the USA. These spaces were […]

Call for Papers: Feminism and (Un)Hacking

Feminism and (Un)Hacking Editors: Shaowen Bardzell, Lilly Nguyen, Sophie Toupin There has been a recent growth in interest in feminist approaches to practices like hacking, tinkering, geeking and making. What started off as an interest in furthering representations of women in the technical fields of computer science and engineering, often along the lines of liberal […]

THF! Convergence

The TransH@ckFeminist (THF!) convergence, organised in collaboration with Calafou &  /etc (eclectic tech carnival) will be held from August 4-11 in Calafou (Spain). THF! is a gathering of intersectional feminists, queer and trans people of all genders interested in better understanding, using and ultimately developing free and liberating technologies for social dissent, as an alternative to […]