Month: August 2017

How Opening Our Ears Can Open Our Minds: Hildegard Westerkamp – CBC radio

This article introduces us to the work of the soundscape composer Hildegard Westerkamp. It includes a sound-walk by Hildegard Westerkamp in Vancouver and reflections on the difference between hearing the world and listening to the world. Read more here  

Why Aren’t There More Women Working in Audio? – The Atlantic

This article discusses how to bring more women in audio. It presents the work of relevant female audio engineers and producers, as well as initiatives to bring more women in audio. This includes the organization SoundGirls.org and the related camp “Sound Camp”, which aims at encouraging girls to professional careers in audio. Read more here…
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Meet The Female Coders Pushing Electronic Music Into The Future – mixmag

This article presents the Algorave scene of live coding improvisation of electronic and dance music from the perspective of nine female live coders or bands: Norah Lorway, Belisha Beacon, Joanne Armitage, Alexandra Cardenas, Lina Bautista, Shelly Knotts, Algobabez, Heavy Lifting, and Miri Kat. Read more here  

Sounding the Feminists: Promoting Creative Female Musicians – The Irish Times

This article presents the Irish initiative Sounding the Feminists, which aims at promoting and publicizing the creative work of female musicians. Read more here  

Girls, Guitars and Sexism in the Music Industry – sky NEWS

This article discusses how the world of the electric guitar is also changing toward having more gender balance and less gender stereotypes. Examples include the music brand Fender who realized that 50% sales from last year were to women, Chantel McGregor who is one of top-guitar players in Britain, and the specialist music fanzine Ladyfuzz…
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Measuring Up – MIT Technology Review

This article presents the work of Nancy Hopkins, an American molecular biologist and Professor of Biology at MIT. The article explains her efforts during her career as a women in STEM and the efforts in her institution MIT to bring more women into the STEM fields. Read more here  

The Google Engineer’s Memo Shows the Stereotypes that Keep Women Out of STEM – Vox

This article discusses the memo written by the Google engineer James Damore criticizing the company’s diversity programs. The article talks about open issues of why there are not more women in technology, including stereotypes and biases. Read more here  

Sorry, Google Memo Man: Women Were in Tech Long Before You – The Guardian

This article counter-argues the controversial manifesto written by James Damore on women in tech role by giving historical evidence that women were the original computer programmers. Read more here  

Female Pioneers in Audio Engineering – IntelligentSoundDesignEngineering

This blog posts revises the work of female pioneers in audio engineering. Read more here  

The Top 35 Female Composers in Classical Music – The Washington Post

This article presents the work of 35 female composers in classical music, including short bios and videos. Read more here