FINDING TRUTH THROUGH
INTERSECTIONALITY IN OUR MODERN
A COLLECTION OF ARTICLES INSPIRED BY JASBIR K. PUAR
2020 has been a historic year for many reasons. It has pushed entire civilizations to rethink how we interact with our neighbors and the world at large through physical and digital mediums alike. Our FemTech class at UCSB used this push to critically dissect how intersectional forces work together to affect the human experience while connecting the role of cyborg and technological frameworks to their real world effects.
The work of Jasbir Puar (specifically the article ‘‘I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess Intersectionality, Assemblage, and Affective Politics”) was a key influence in the writings available on this site. The feminist theories discussed in the article hold a myriad of applications to current events that the groups in our class ran with as part of their study.
We are in an unprecedented time in human history and it has never been more crucial for us to push the boundaries of technological and moral theory. The virtual infrastructures that we put in place will dictate how communication and revolution take place in our increasingly chaotic public conversation. This site is our way of processing what is going on in the world and aiming to better it by way of academic discourse through digital mediums.