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Are female users paving the way for more women in tech?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 11th, 2012

Can female users chance everything? “Is there reason for optimism for women in technology?” is a brief but interesting discussion of some changes in the “gender” of the technology industry. As the article points out, there are several recent changes that are or may lead to increases in the number of women working in technology—from […]

Who Uses Twitter?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on August 3rd, 2011

I’ve been using Twitter for almost four years now. I now have three Twitter accounts. My personal account (Starre), an account for my classes (DrJLBowie), and the new Screen Space (Screen_Space). I’ve incorporated Twitter into a few of my classes, to the students’ mix of horror and excitement. But, as Lauren Dugan discuss in “So, […]

C&W 2010 D5.1: DIY, Reproductive Technology, and Girl Writing (?)

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 23rd, 2010

Crafting Power: Writing and the Online D.I.Y. Movement Antonia Massa-MacLeod, University of Wisconsin Madison Sadly missed the first part. An analysis of Etsy. Many people on Etsy are learning techniques bring people together, creating a rhetoric. DIY rhetoric includes support, substantially, and connections. DIY rhetoric is overall good, but promotes economic citizenship, dividing people into […]

Usability Salaries 2009 (Or I am not making enough!)

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 8th, 2009

The Usability Professionals’ Association surveys the salaries and other career facts of usability professionalse every so often. The findings for 2009 are up and interesting. The quick summary is: most of people are making far more than us pre-tenure folks who teach usability. But then, I knew that. Here are some other interesting facts: The […]

Blogging Fem Rhet 2007

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 18th, 2007

I attended Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) in Little Rock Arkansas from October 4-6 and I took notes on some of the sessions I attended. Over the next few days I will be putting these notes up here. They are only notes and in most cases just a list of points I took away. The presentations were […]

CFP: Perspectives on Gender and Technology

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 8th, 2007

Perspectives on Gender and Technology  An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by The University of Texas Center for Women’s and Gender Studies April 11, 2008 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The University of Texas at Austin Purpose: To look at the interaction of gender and technology in the contemporary world from three perspectives: ways of knowing, ways […]