rise of the videogame zinesters

AN INCOMPLETE LOOK AT PARTICIPANTS IN FEMINIST ONLINE ART MOVEMENT(S):

SOLIDARITY PROJECTS + GROUPS
ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon (2)
ArtFem.TV
Black Girls Code
Bunny Collective
Center for Feminist Pedagogy
Conversations With Women
Crash Override Network
Dames Making Games
Deep Lab
Discwoman
Everyday Sexism Project
FACES
FEMICOM Museum
FemTechNet
futurefemmes
Gallery Tally
genderchangers.org
Girls of the Internet Museum (GIM)
Girls Only NYC
Girls Who Code
Hollaback!
Institute for Women and Art
Learn to Search
Mentoring Artists For Women’s Art
Old Boys Network
Panoply Performance Laboratory
Peachy Keen Collective
Queer Technologies
[secret girl group]
Son of a Patriarch
Stop Street Harassment
StudioXX
Tactical Technology Collective
The Coven
The Feminist Art Project
Tracers Book Club
UCLA Voidlab
When Women Refuse
(wo)manorial
Women In Swedish Performing Arts
Women’s Center for Creative Work
Women’s Rights Campaigning

PUBLICATIONS:
.dpi Journal of Feminist Art and Digital Culture
A CUPS podcast
Bluestockings Magazine
Codette
Girls Get Busy
Girls Like Us
Illuminati Girl Gang
Lies Journal
Offworld
SALT.
Shabby Doll House
S S I S S T E R S S
Tender Journal
THE LE SIGH
The Rise of the Videogame Zinesters

SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS:
Arcadia Missa
Aux Performance Space
Centre des arts actuels Skol
Centre Hubertine Auclaire
Eastern Bloc
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (Brooklyn Museum)
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, NYC
Franklin Furnace Performance Archive
PARMER
PWRPLNT
Rhizome at the New Museum
Transfer Gallery

VISUAL ARTISTS/DESIGNERS/FACILITATORS/INDIE GAME MAKERS ETC:
Annie Abrahams
Steph Alarcon
Morehshin Allahyari
Alma Alloro
Kari Altmann
Patricia Alvarado
Kaja Cxzy Andersen
Anna Anthropy
Aevee Bee
Genevieve Belleveau
Hannah Black
Mary Bond
Cristine Brache
Mattie Brice
Arvida Byström
Micha Cárdenas
Jennifer Chan
Naomi Clark
Christen Clifford
Andrea Coates
Petra Collins
Lauren Cook
Samantha Conlon
Andrea Crespo
Anna Crews
Jesse Darling
Stephanie Davidson
Ella Dawn
Angelina Dreem
Kate Durbin
Hannah Epstein
Suzon Fuks
Nina Freeman
Carla Gannis
Erin Gee
Emilie Gervais
Gross Girl Problems
Randi Lee Harper
Claudia Hart
Deanna Havas
Hannah Heilmann
Ann Hirsch
Faith Holland­
Erica Lapadat Janzen
E. Jane
Natalie Jeremijenko
Miranda July
Soha Kareem
Zahira Kelly
Rosemary Kirton
merrit kopas
Elisa Kreisinger
Olia Lialina
Life of a Craphead
Anya Liftig
Kristin Lucas
Amber Lundy
Divya Manian
Amelia Marzec
Cat Mazza
Rea McNamara
Jennifer Mehigan
Grace Miceli
A. Minolti
Lorna Mills
New York Times Feminist Reading Group
Not in the Kitchen Anymore (Jenny Haniver)
Lora Nouk
Lena NW
@ok_cucumber
Marisa Olson
Louise Orwin
Party Time! Hexcellent! (Rachel Simone Weil)
Hannah Perry
Rachel Perry Welty
Sondra Perry
Porpentine
Sunita Prasad
Erin M. Riley
Bunny Rogers
Annina Ruest
RAFiA Santana
Anita Sarkeesian
Martine Syms
Caroline Sinders
Brooke Singer
Beth Siveyer
Megan Snowe and Reija Meriläinen
Molly Soda
Krystal South
Fannie Sosa
Evelin Stermitz
Hito Steyerl
subRosa
Amber Hawk Swanson
Martine Syms
Elizabeth Tolson
Katie Torn
Amalia Ulman
Addie Wagenknecht
Saoirse Wall
Angela Washko
Faith Wilding
Caroline Woolard

WRITERS:
Leigh Alexander
Samantha Allen
Ana Cecilia Alvarez
Katie JM Baker
Jayinee Basu
Amber Berson
Gabby Bess
Callie Beusman
Megan Boyle
Melissa Broder
Marie Calloway
Ana Carrete
Diana Cirullo
Die Dragonetti
Christina Dunbar-Hester
Jane Harris
Amanda Hess
Frank Hinton
Marina Galperina
Mira Gonzalez
Lana Polansky
Sarah Nicole Prickett
Lucy K Shaw
Jenna Sutela
Rachel Rabbit White
Jillian Steinhauer
Rachel Wetzler
Deanna Zandt
Jenny Zhang

CURATORS/CONTEXTUALIZERS/ORGANIZERS:
Karen Archey
Josephine Bosma
Sarah Brin
Lisa Cartwright
Gaby Cepeda
Lauren Cornell
Kimberly Drew
Sian Evans
Rozsa Zita Farkas
Lauren Goshinski
Beth Heinly
Dorothy Howard
Jamillah James
Liz Losh
Jacqueline Mabey
Zoe Marden
Antonia Marsh
Sally McKay
Laurel Ptak
Zoë Salditch
Astria Suparak

books BY trans women? (esp. but not limited to feminist books)

Is there a list somewhere of books by trans women? Especially books on feminism by trans women, but in general any books by trans women would be good, non-fic or fic.

Please note I am looking for books by trans women. That is, books which trans women have written. Just bolding that because otherwise I’ll get a torrent of books with “trans woman” characters by cis people.

If you don’t know where there’s a list, I’m also interested in hearing about books one-by-one. If there is no list, maybe we can begin compiling one…

I’ll start with a few off the top of my head:

  • Roz Kaveney’s writing (too many to list! but recently fiction in the Rhapsody of Blood series)
  • Imogen Binnie, Nevada
  • Anna Anthropy, Rise of the Videogame Zinesters
  • Janet Mock’s upcoming Redefining Realness
  • Julia Serano, Whipping Girl and Excluded

Gimme more!

Mostly, videogames are about men shooting men in the face. Sometimes they are about women shooting men in the face. Sometimes the men who are shot in the face are orcs, zombies, or monsters. Most of the other games the ESA is talking about when it mentions “units” are abstract games: the story of a blue square who waits for a player to place him in line with two other blue squares, so he can disappear forever. The few commercial games that involve a women protagonist in a role other than slaughter put her in a role of servitude: waiting tables at a diner (or a dress shop, a pet shop, a wedding party). This is not to say that games about head shots are without value, but if one looked solely at videogames, one would think the whole of human experience is shooting men and taking their dinner orders. Surely an artistic form that has as much weight in popular culture as the videogame does now has more to offer than such a narrow view of what it is to be human.
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Anna Anthropy (2012)- Rise of the Videogame Zinesters

Happy to get the opportunity to start reading this today. It’s already great.

From the back of it:

These days, everybody can make and distribute a photograph, or a video, or a book. Rise of the Videogame Zinesters shows you that everyone can make a videogame, too. But why should they? For Anna Anthropy, it’s not for fame or for profit, but for the strange, aimless beauty of personal creativity. - Ian Bogost 

Just copped this along with a few other books for my summer directed reading with Jen. The theme of this book, which is the rise of a culture one step more “indie” than the indies that I pay most attention to seems wildly important to contextualize my work. One thing I have heard though, is that she places a really strong focus on the role of the individual as the locus of creativity in these new games, rather than communities or technologies or geographies. If this is the case, mounting a critique of this point will likely help frame my dissertation’s focus on the panoply of objects and assemblages and translations that frame and enable so-called indie cultures to rise.