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Month: October 2017

The Global Women in STEM Leadership Summit 2018

The article discusses an upcoming leadership summit aimed toward providing women in STEM with helpful tools in order to realize their potential. The summit will run for two days and offers female graduate students opportunities for networking and career advancement. Dates: March 19-20, 2018, Atlanta, GA, USA Read more here

Call for Participation – New Perspectives: Innovations by Women Intersecting Science, Media and Sonic Arts

A three-day conference that celebrates women’s achievements in media arts. The conference will showcase papers, demos, posters, workshops, installations and concerts. The event is hosted by the Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology Conference,University of California, Santa Barbara. Dates: February 8-10, 2018 University of California Santa Barbara, CA USA. Read more here  

12th Women in Machine Learning Workshop (WiML 2017) – Call for Participation

Women in Machine Learning presents a workshop for underrepresented minorities and undergraduates interested in machine learning research. The workshop will focus on female presenters, and include opportunities such as mentoring sessions and career advice tables. Registration is open until November. Dates: December 4–7, 2017, co-located with NIPS, Long Beach, California, US Read more here  

Calling Women – IdleWomen.org

A new project to be started in St Helens, Merseyside, England, is looking for women with skills in construction, site-specific theatre, design, film and photography. Read more here  

Call for Composition – University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

We invite submission of proposals that will showcase participatory design in composition, performance and sound installation. Proposed works should have a clear connection to participation of the audience in creating the art work. We will consider submissions of existing works as well as proposals for new ones. Selected composers will work closely with us at…
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Techno In 10 Minutes With Steffi (video) – Synthopia

The Dutch house and techno producer Steffi demonstrates her mastery in a 10-minute gear tour. Read more here  

Spaces for Sound and Experimental Music in Berlin – berlin sessions

This article discusses Berlin as a global hub for experimental music. Since the 1990’s, Berlin’s innovation in sound and music has captivated the world, and today’s artists are no exception. Read more here

The Myth of Women’s Empowerment – The New York Times

Since 1980s feminists, the term empowerment has thrived into today’s society; however, political mobilization, which gave women the empowerment, was lost. Many western organizations focus on giving non-western women items that tie in with a one-time economic cost, which no studies conducted have shown that any of these efforts have actually empowered women. How empowerment…
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Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Colorlines

This article discusses the 2018 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Five women are nominated for the performers category, two of which being Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, whose songwriting and roots styles respectively shaped rock as it is known today. Read more here

Women in Sound: Addressing the Music Industry’s Gender Gap – The Conversation

This article discusses the origin of the gender gap in the sound industry. The organization Women in Sound Women on Sound launched a program to teach young people about music and sound, focusing on important contributions by women. Read more here