Glitch Feminism, a Thread.

In 2012 Legacy Russell--writer, artist, and now Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem--introduced the idea of Glitch Feminism. “Digital Dualism and the Glitch Feminism Manifesto” unpacks a perspective on feminism which leverages the errors and systematic failures wrought by the pre-existing “economic, racial, social, sexual, and cultural stratification and the imperialist wrecking-ball of globalization.” The theory is expanded on in “Elsewhere, After the Flood: Glitch Feminism and the Genesis of Glitch Body Politic” for Rhizome, where the glitch is atomized in the body and expressed in our digital and physical interactions.

To unpack some of the ideas behind Glitch Feminism, we exchanged emails with Legacy. The “rules” of the thread are a mashup of Telephone/Exquisite Corpse/The Drawing Game where we alternate between text and image responses.

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"There is a myth system waiting to become a political language to ground one way of looking at science and technology and challenging the informatics of domination—in order to act potently."
- Donna Haraway in A Cyborg Manifesto.


- What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah (also brilliantly read by Levar Burton in Episode 5 of his podcast)

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