Month: May 2017

This 82-year-old Japanese woman makes dumplings by day and DJs the red light district by night – Factmag.com

Sumiko Iwamuro is an extraordinary 82-year-old Japanese woman, who started DJing at 70 years old, and combines this passion with dumpling-maker ina a family restaurant. Her sessions as DJ Sumirock at the DecaBarZ nightclub in Tokyo combine techno music with jazz, French chanson and classical music. Read more here

Sexism In Jazz: Being Agents Of Change – Huffingtonpost.com

This article discusses the still presence of sexism in jazz, and reflects on how everyone involved in the jazz ecosystem can become an agent of change. Read more here

Female Electronica//Indie Rock//Hip Hop #10 Playlist – Mixcloud.com

A playlist of female musicians and composers of mixed styles ranging from electronica, to indie and psychedelic, to hip hop. More info here

Women of Robotics – Georgia Tech Daily Digest

Ten Georgia Tech women in robotics are highlighted in this article, in a field that is moving slowly towards parity: Kalesha Bullard, Sonia Chernova, Vivian Chu, Brittney English, Karen Feigh, Tesca Fitzgerald, Ayanna Howard, Karen Liu, María Santos, and Britney Schmidt. Read more here

Reading list: Women Authors on Sound and Music – Women in Sound / Women on Sound

Open reading list that aims at collecting and making visible relevant women in the fields of sound and music led by the Women in Sound / Women on Sound organization. Read more here

European University Cyprus Residency for electronic music artists to spend one month in Nicosia, Cyprus – University Cyprus

Call from the European University Cyprus Residency for 12 residencies for electronic musicians in July of 2017, 2018, and 2019. Suggested topics include: new media in public spaces, museums and streets. Cyprus-specific or site-specific works are welcome. Deadline: May 1, 2017 Read more here

Applications Women Shaping Tomorrow: Workshop Series 2017 – FabricLondon.com

In order to increase the number of female headliners in electronic music, Fabric London organizes progress career workshops for DJs and electronic musicians. Dates: 2-4 May, 2017 Read more here

Sonic Cyberfeminisms – University of Lincoln

Two days of talks, workshops and performances exploring the connections between gender, sound and technology held at the University of Lincoln in the UK. Dates: May 5 – May 6, 2017 Read more here

Ayah Bdeir Explains Why 8 is a Critical Age for Girls – littleBits

In this video, Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits, explains why girls by the age of 8 lose interest in STEM. She also describes that littleBits is successful attracting both girls and boys because it is a gender-neutral product. Watch the video here  

Hidden Histories and Programmed Inequalities: Two Upcoming Lectures – Boolean Libraries

Two forthcoming lectures in Oxford on hidden histories of British women in computing and gender imbalance. Dates: May 15 / June 1, 2017 Read more here