Claudia Reiche and Verena Kuni, eds.
In the beginning Cyberfeminism: Next Protocols was a call posted on mailing lists by the Old Boys Network, the first international cyberfeminist alliance. Now Cyberfeminism: Next Protocols is a book that presents an introduction as well as an outlook for the large network of contemporary cyberfeminism. Protocols are both scientific records of observations and coded commands for digital and human procedures of communication. next protocols reaches boldly into the utopian gap between the now and its possible futures. If gender is not obsolete, there is a stake in reformulating it under conditions ruled by the dominance of the digital medium and test its capacities to subvert cultural practices. cyberfeminism carries the fem in its center – fem which hints politically at gender and the female sex, yet exceeds, enjoys, and remodels this relation. With approaches coming from art, theory and activism, cyberfeminism. next protocols invents and documents a cyberfeminism which is dedicated to the wilderness of precise critique and experimental thinking ContentsClaudia Reiche “Old Boys Network” Marie-Luise Angerer “Cyber@rexia. Anorexia and Cyberspace” Irina Aristarkhova “Femininity, Community, Hospitality: Towards a Cyberethics” Andrea Sick “Dream-Machine: Cyberfeminism” Helene von Oldenburg “IF [ x ] … THEN [ y ] … ELSE [ XXn ]” Ephemera / Discordia / Liquid_Nation / Plastique / Efemera_Clone_2 “Thoughts on Submission: Glances from the Warriors of Perception” Yvonne Volkart “The Cyberfeminist Fantasy of the Pleasure of the Cyborg” Anne-Marie Schleiner “Female-Bobs Arrive at Dusk” Verena Kuni “Frame/Work” Shu Lea Cheang “I.K.U. Seven Pages” Claudia Reiche “On/Off-scenity: Medical and Erotic Couplings in the Context of the Visible Human Project” Julie Doyle — Kate O’Riordan “Virtual Ideals: Art, Science and Gendered Cyberbodies” Prema Murthy “Ito Ay Panaginip Sa Ibang Pangungusap” Marina Grzinic “Monstrous Bodies and Subversive Errors” Ingeborg Reichle “Remaking Eden: On the reproducibility of images and the body in the age of virtual reality and genetic engineering Ulrike Bergermann “Analogue Trees, Genetics, and Digital Diving: Pictures of Human and Alien Reproduction” Christina Goestl “If Cyberfeminism is a Monster?then Clitoris Visibility = True” Elisabeth Strowick “Cyberfeminist Rhetoric, or Digital Act and Interfaced Bodies” Verena Kuni “[If, else, next.] ” Notes on Contributors