• Cyberfeminism Index
    Mindy Seu
    Inventory Press, 2022
    Mindy Seu

Laura Coombs, “Unstable Signs,” 2021. 3-D rendering, 6417 pixels x 4813 pixels. Courtesy the artist

Combining “cyber” and “feminism” in 1991 was a provocation, a critique of the stereotypical cyberbabes that stocked 1980s sci-fi landscapes and a reclamation of the use of technology. Cyberfeminism is vast and includes black cyberfeminism, xenofeminism, glitch feminism, feminist Afrofuturism, hackfeministas, netfemis and more. The Cyberfeminism Index gathers these acts of radical techno-criticism as an annotated chronology that spans 1990–2020. Throughout the book’s pages, scholars, hackers, artists, and activists of all regions, races, sexual orientations, and genetic make-ups consider how humans might reconstruct themselves by way of technology. The works collected in the catalog comprise valuable and necessary additions to technology studies and cannot be siloed into scholarship on gender. This is not a book for women, but rather a resource for those who study and/or make work on or about the internet.

Mindy Seu is a designer and researcher. She holds a master’s in design studies from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a bachelor’s in design media arts from University of California, Los Angeles. As a fellow at the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for the Internet & Society, she began the Cyberfeminism Index, which was later commissioned by Rhizome and premiered at New Museum. She has also been a fellow at the Internet Archive, coorganizing the Arts Track of the inaugural Decentralized Web Summit. Formerly she was a designer on 2×4’s Interactive Media team and The Museum of Modern Art’s in-house design studio. She has given talks at Barbican Center, Central Saint Martins, La Casa Encendida, Rhode Island School of Design, and Type@Cooper, among others. Seu joined the faculty of California College of the Arts in 2016, and Rutger Mason Gross School of the Arts and Yale School of Art in 2019.