Male, female, other, in-between? Binaries are out, and the future of gender is diverse. Online can be a refuge for non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming people… but can be fraught territory, too. Navigating networks of friends and foes can provide an opportunity to play with and subvert gender presentation. How does the binary-busting online world affect our social understanding of gender?
Partake in an exercise of creative digital self-making, hear about online world-building practices of gender-diverse people, and learn about the blurring of categories many people take for granted. Is the future non-binary? What does that mean?
Dr Son Vivienne is a Lecturer and Researcher in Digital Media at RMIT University. Son is also involved in community development and the arts as an activist and media-maker. Their principal expertise is digital self-representation, online activism, queer identity, and rhetorical strategies and feminist practices for speaking and listening across difference. Son curates several collective storytelling websites for queer and gender-diverse communities and has more than 20 years of multi-media production and distribution experience. For more info visit Son’s website.
7:00 PM @Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Entrance over 18 | The venue is wheelchair accessible.