Mind the Gap:  On Gender And Technology
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Mind the Gap: On Gender And Technology

on

  • 1,832 views

This talk points out social patterns

This talk points out social patterns
based on gender, with a special focus on
technology

Statistics

Views

Total Views
1,832
Slideshare-icon Views on SlideShare
1,828
Embed Views
4

Actions

Likes
2
Downloads
68
Comments
0

2 Embeds 4

https://twitter.com 3
http://www.slideshare.net 1

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Mind the Gap:  On Gender And Technology Mind the Gap: On Gender And Technology Presentation Transcript

    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Memi Beltrame Mind the Gap On Gender and Technology Liip techday, july 1st 2009
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology This talk points out social patterns based on gender, with a special focus on technology
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology What is Gender?
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Is it just another word for sex? Gender: Sex: F M
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Sex Gender
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Sex Gender Biology Society
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Gender is definded by the social patterns of the male/female duality
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology These patterns in general stand for stereotypical roles
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Gender Boundaries are fluid and in constant change, evolving in time, culture or social environment
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Gender operates on three levels: Level 1: Identity
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Level 1: Identity ● How I present myself ● Words I choose & things I say ● Things I wear, clothes, jewels ● How I move and act ● Stuff I like and use
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Gender operates on three levels: Level 1: Identity Level 2: Stuctures & Institutions
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Level 2: Stuctures & Institutions ● Boy Scout/Girl Scout ● Boy/Girl boarding Scools ● Locker Rooms ● Barber/Beauty Parlor
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Gender operates on three levels: Level 1: Identity Level 2: Stuctures & Institutions Level 3: Symbolism & representation
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Level 3: Symbolism & representation ● Images of manhood /womanhood ● Assumptions on what a man/woman likes ● Behaviour that is expected by a man/woman
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology The male/female duality is reflected by other dualities: Female Male Home Work Private Public Soft Hard Pink Blue Extroversion Introversion
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology In the Past 40 years the boundaries between these dualisms have been blurred
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology In the Past 40 years the boundaries between these dualisms have been blurred But the stereotypes are still present today.
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology What has this got to do with technology?
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Glad you ask!
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Technology
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Technology A simple definition: the engineered products and services that surround us
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Ask yourself: Who ● Engineeres ● Designs ● Produces/Manufactures ● Repairs/Maintains ● Uses these products & services?
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Engineers in Germany 2008: Women: 77'986 11.6% Men: 596'280 88.4% Source: Verband Deutsche Ingenieure e.V. (German Engineering Association)
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Architects & Construction engineers Electrical engineers Source: Verband Deutsche Ingenieure e.V. (German Engineering Association)
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Production Electronics assembly line
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Users Internet usage in relation to age and sex Men Women 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Age Source: Bundesamt für Statistik (Swiss Federal Buro of Statistics)
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Is there gendered technology?
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology #1 The superfluous hair problem
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology #1 The superfluous hair problem
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology #1 The superfluous hair problem Form follows function Form follows emotions
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology #1 The superfluous hair problem ● Beard trimming for men, with blades ●Full body epilation for women with a wide variety: shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, laser treatment
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology #1 The superfluous hair problem The 1920-40 featured a variety of mostly bizarre techniques: ● Abrasives made from sandpaper ● Aggresive chemical treatments ● Removal by electrolysis where the hair was galvanised and roasted away, predecessor of laser treatment. ● X-Ray Epilation where the hair was removed by radiation
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology #1 The superfluous hair problem „Trimming the bush to make the tree look taller“ Gillette, Groin-Shaving tips Watch this and notice the references to technology! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TiJNewpCnY
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology #2 Home sweet home
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology #2 Home sweet home Gadgets!
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology #2 Home sweet home Gadgets! And a lot of assumptions!
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology General household tools Associated with women
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology But of course: the washing machine is repaired by a man...
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Household tools in a broader sense Associated with men
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Leisure items Associated with men and women
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Programming
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Programming A brief history lesson
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology During World War II the U.S. Army started to use machines to figure out ballistic trajectories and to solve complex mathematical equations of wartime research
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology These Machines filled entire houses and took several people to operate.
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Nearly two hundred mathematically trained women were recruited.
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Nearly two hundred mathematically trained women were recruited They were called „computers“.
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Ironically the machines would take over their name and replace them later in history.
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology So while men engineered the machines women did the programming
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Since the real bottleneck was engineering the machines, the women's work was regarded as subprofessional.
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology These women never received any credit for their innovations and inventions
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Once the bottleneck of engineering had been mastered the new major task had become programming the machine.
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Once the bottleneck of engineering had been mastered the new major task had become programming the machine. That's the point where men took over.
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Emancipation Closing the gap
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology ● Freedom of choice
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology ● Freedom of choice ● Equality : ● Opportunities (education, jobs) ● Genuine encouragement ● Credits and rewards (salary, Promotions)
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology ● Freedom of choice ● Equality : ● Opportunities (education, jobs) ● Genuine encouragement ● Credits and rewards (salary, Promotions) ● Dropping the assumptions on what men/women want, like and need
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Embrace Difference! Overcome dualities and assumptions!
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Thank you!
    • Liip Techday 2009 Memi Beltrame: Mind the Gap - On Gender and Technology Bibliography: Lerman, Nina E. Et al. Gender & Technology. A Reader. 2003. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. Froidevaux, Yves and Volker G. Täube Internetnutzung in den Haushalten der Schweiz. 2006. Bundesamt für Statistik, Neuchâtel Statistics on slides 24/25: Verband Deutsche Ingenieure e.V.:Arbeitsmarktdaten Ingenieurwissenschaften http://liip.to/engineerStatsGermany