In this episode, Matthew Tift talks with Dr. Joanne Armitage, a lecturer in digital media at the University of Leeds. Joanne performs regularly with ALGOBABEZ, the Orchestra For Females And Laptops (OFFAL), and other collaborators. She recently won the British Science Association’s Daphne Oram Award for Digital Innovation. In this episode, we discuss feminist algorave, her live coding workshops for women and non-binary people, narratives around failure, inclusion and diversity in technology communities, and more.
There is a Spanish transcript of this episode available at https://colectivo-de-livecoders.gitlab.io/blog/posts/2018/11/25/joanne-armitage-algoraves-feministas.html
I see. Another group that you're part of, OFFAL-
I know. Yeah. I have ... part of my contract isn't permanent, so I do feel the need to try and keep up as many of my external commitments as I can manage because I don't want to lose any work for the next ... In eight months, I don't really know where my work contract will be, so I don't really want to terminate in some way, so I am passing things on to other people, but some stuff is hard to resist. There's some quite cool things coming up that I don't know if I can announce. Actually I can announce that we're doing a panel at South by Southwest-