Sonic Cyberfeminisms: Online Reading Group

News from the LSFM Extra Sonic Practices (ESP) research group: in advance of future events at Lincoln and at Goldsmiths, Annie Goh and Marie Thompson are launching a 4 week online reading group, based loosely around the theme of decolonizing sonic cyberfeminisms. More information on the group and details of how to sign up can be found here:

They are hoping the reading group will help to establish some themes and generate interest in the planned Lincoln event in 2017.

Sonic Cyberfeminism
In recent years, the relationship between sound, gender and technology has gained increasing attention. There have been a number of practitioner networks, informational resources, theoretical interventions, archives and educational initiatives established in the hope of tackling the gendered exclusions from and disparities within the technocentric fields of electronic music and audio production. Many of these projects can be understood to share some of the concerns and ideals of cyberfeminism. Emerging in the early 1990s, cyberfeminism sought to explore the potentials and possibilities of technology, computing and Cyberspace for feminist praxis. However, to talk of cyberfeminism or indeed a cyberfeminist ethos in the singular is something of a misnomer: we consider it more appropriate to speak of plural cyberfeminisms, with various agendas, methods, perspectives and priorities.

This reading group will focus on the issue of decolonizing sonic cyberfeminisms. It will raise questions about the Eurocentric conceptualisations of technology, sound and gender implicit in much recent activism around these themes.

The reading group will take place from 4th November to 2nd December with a short reading or readings for each week. Discussions will take place via email.

To sign up, please email: BY 31st OCT! Please send a couple of lines about yourself and why you’re signing up to the reading group when registering.

Readings include:
Alexander Weheliye, ‘I am, I be: The subject of Sonic Afro-Modernity’
Ursula Le Guin, ‘A Rant about Technology’
Michelle Wright, ‘Racism, Technology and the Limits of Western Knowledge’
Louis Chude-Sokei, ‘Prognostigating echoes: race, sound and naturalizing technology’
Tara Rodgers, ‘Cultivating activist lives in sound’
Sharmi Basu, ‘Decolonizing sound’


The Big Draw: Marvellous Mechanicals

Marvellous Mechanicals

Staff and Students from the College of arts with Siemens

Tue 01 & Wed 02Nov 2016 | 10.00am-4.30pm

Admissions | Free

Two days of drawing activities for schools featuring machines and mechanicals. The University of Lincoln’s College of Arts two day Big Draw Event celebrating drawing and technology.

Co-hosting our event is Siemens who have kindly allowed us to use their Turbine Training Facility as one of our drawing venues.

All schools (Primary and Secondary) from across the county of Lincolnshire are invited to participate. Both days will feature a wide range of drawing activities from ‘traditional’ media through to monoprint and digital drawing, (together with a range of associated creative activities).

Amongst these will be ‘big messy charcoal drawings’ in the Turbine Hall, digital portraits, sound drawings, and ‘crazy creatures’.  Try you hand (feet?) on our Etch A Sketch Bicycle drawing machine, take the robot noughts and crosses challenge; can you beat our robot champion?

More information available at:


The Big Draw

The good age: long life, literature and utopianism

 Final Poster

Thursday 17 November | 13.00-19.00

Free Admission | Booking Required

University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

What kind of society would we ideally like to live in if there were no limits?

Afternoon Workshop | 13.00-17.30

Aged 60 and over

The workshop will include a talk by Dr Siân Adiseshiah on utopianism and ageing and discussions facilitated by the University of Lincoln. Our activities aim to enable older people to explore their hopes and fears for the future through engaging with literary utopias.

Penelope Lively Talk

Registration | 17:30 & Talk | 18:00-19:00

Jackson Lecture Theatre – Open to all

The day will culminate with Dr Amy Culley hosting a talk by author Penelope Lively discussing her recent memoir on ageing and memory, ‘Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time’.

To book a place on the workshop email: | Or call: 01522 886840

To book a place at the talk call: 01522 837100 Or book online at: