I'm an artist, educator and activist particularly interested in learning from tactics, props and gestures used as protests. I use this blog as a platform to archive and communicate examples of what I call 'gestures of defiance'-exciting, urgent and relevant actions that link protest histories and present radical potentials. On this blog I'm simply compiling and reposting examples I find as they happen. Months may go by with out a post but the blog as an archive is still active.
Building the Digital Transgender Archive | A Digital Frontiers Webinar with K. J. Rawson
We are pleased to announce a Digital Frontiers Webinar with K. J. Rawson: Building the Digital Transgender Archive
Friday, April 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Many archives collect transgender-related historical materials; however, these materials are notoriously difficult to access since transgender materials are rarely described as such, very little information about these collections is digitized, archives that collect these materials are largely disconnected, and archives employ varying organizational systems. This project, “Building the Digital Transgender Archive,” will dramatically improve access to transgender history by creating a website that functions as a centralized hub for transgender historical materials.
K.J. Rawson is Assistant Professor in the English Department at the College of the Holy Cross. K.J.'s research and teaching interests include composition, rhetoric, digital media, and LGBT studies. In support of this work, K.J. was awarded an ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship for the 2015–2016 academic year.