In a not-so-distant past, computers “wore skirts”, in the words of former NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. Women crunched astronomical data, cracked Nazi codes and calculated ballistics trajectories for the army. So what are the reasons that computer science turned into a masculine field of activity since the 1960s?
Let’s explore the role of women in IT together at the Computer Grrrls exhibition and find out more.
Regular admission is €5,00, for students it’s €3,50. Museum card allows free entrance. MU can also be visited free of charge by students and teachers in Noord-Brabant (please bring your student / teacher card from a Brabant institution).
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Computer Grrrls deals with the complex link between women and technology from the first human computers to the current revival of technofeminist movements.
The exhibition highlights the historical role women played in the development of computer science but it also offers self defence instructions against technology, outlines the relationship between gender and algorithms and reveals dazzling visions of the future.
22 artists obliterate the existing representation of women and computers. They decolonialise the internet and reclaim their place in the technological domain. Meanwhile, with each work, they create room for new forms and ideas, for dialogue and reflection.
Hilarious, poetic, critical and visionary: this is Grrrl Power.
ABOUT MU ARTSPACE
MU artspace is located in a former Philips factory at Strijp-S in Eindhoven and zooms in on the hybrid visual culture of now and later. MU is an adventurous guide to all art lovers with a keen interest in the energetic mix of art, design, popculture and new media.
ABOUT THE ORGANISER
This event is organised by LGBT Social Eindhoven. Please check out this group to meet and socialise with other LGBTQ+ people and their friends in the Eindhoven region.