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in form of a discursive investigation the positioning of women in the context of computer production, it-business, software development in relation to technical talent and the interest in technical developments, embedded in a male-dominated world of industry and production, was researched. free access to equipment and training was one of the major demands raised.
conclusion was that women - if it is true that classical
strength of a majority of women still lies in social skills - do
not have the chance to integrate more intuitive or emotional
approaches into the development of software and technolical
tools as the digital technologies as such are based on purely
rational approaches - could have a better chance to integrate
their social skills - which might be a very practical step not
consuming so much negatively connotated energy than continously
having to lead a fight for their right to be respected as fully
autonomous and responsible individuals, which still most of the
time is not given, and thus maybe representing a constructive
step to finally gain this right
as a consequence, further integration of women into leading positions as well as enhancing the importance of their social skills and talents within it-developments - an approach which in the it world is still very unusual - could lead to more human and social-oriented purposes of software products and it applications.
a list of relevant literature shall be citated to provide further information on the theme:
Women Undergraduate Enrollment in Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science at MIT (Final Report of the
EECS Women Undergraduate Enrollment Committee)
media - unfree media
steinert, radio orange
what is meant by 'free media'?
the summer 2003, the autonomous media camp invited a variety
of culture workers and political thinkers to investigate the
inner contents of the critical approach of the media camp
organizers in regard to the political attitudes of austrian
and viennese politicians concerned with contemporary cultural
and media production.
/ mediencamp karlsplatz
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