Issue #11

Introduction: Issue 11

  • Radhika Gajjala
  • Carol Stabile

This journal has always been grounded in a shared commitment to our authors. From the beginning, we vowed never to sell scholarship and research that had been created by our authors. Unlike other peer-reviewed journals, we have also allowed our authors to choose the Creative Commons license with which they are most comfortable. Years of … Continue reading Introduction: Issue 11

The Technopo(e)litics of Rupi Kaur: (de)Colonial AestheTics and Spatial Narrations in the DigiFemme Age

  • Sasha Kruger

Abstract: Rupi Kaur, a trending poetess of Instagram, has recently gained critical acclaim online for her newly published poetry collection milk and honey which is a stunning depiction of trauma, survival, love, womanhood, and friendship. Identifying as a first-generation Canadian, Punjabi-Sikh, woman of color, Kaur works visually in her book and on Instagram to portray and subvert … Continue reading The Technopo(e)litics of Rupi Kaur: (de)Colonial AestheTics and Spatial Narrations in the DigiFemme Age

Naive Meritocracy and the Meanings of Myth

  • Joseph Reagle

Abstract: Hackers and other geeks have long described their spaces as meritocratic. Geek feminists challenge this belief as a myth. In short, so-called meritocracies reproduce extant members and favor incidental attributes; they are biased, susceptible to privilege, and unconcerned with inequitable outcomes. I agree that meritocratic claims are often unfounded and elide equitable opportunities and … Continue reading Naive Meritocracy and the Meanings of Myth

Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology
ISSN 2325-0496