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‘It’s Just a Lot More Casual’: Young Heterosexual Women’s Experience of Using Tinder in New Zealand

Abstract: Tinder is a mobile dating app that has recently taken off among young heterosexuals. While attracting great media attention, little scholarly work exists on the topic. In this paper we begin to address this gap by reporting on a small research project that examined five young heterosexual women’s experiences of using Tinder in New … Continue reading ‘It’s Just a Lot More Casual’: Young Heterosexual Women’s Experience of Using Tinder in New Zealand

Computer Love: Replicating Social Order Through Early Computer Dating Systems

Abstract: Although online dating has only recently become culturally acceptable and widespread, using computers to make romantic matches has a long history. But rather than revolutionizing how people met and married, this article shows how early computerized dating systems re-inscribed conservative social norms about gender, race, class, and sexuality. It explores the mid-twentieth century origins … Continue reading Computer Love: Replicating Social Order Through Early Computer Dating Systems

Gender Differences in Movie Superheroes’ Roles, Appearances, and Violence

Abstract: It is important to understand the content of media, as media can promote stereotypes that communicate what gender roles, appearances, and acts of violence are acceptable in society. This content analysis of 147 superheroes in 80 movies found that male heroes appeared much more frequently than female heroes. Females were more likely to work in … Continue reading Gender Differences in Movie Superheroes’ Roles, Appearances, and Violence

Introduction: Open Call

Issue 9 of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology brings together an array of nuanced and intersectional discussions around current topics of significance to research on gender, technology and new media. The articles in this issue offer critical explorations of topics ranging from digitizing knowledge the construction of femmescapes through blogging the … Continue reading Introduction: Open Call

Bina48: Gender, Race, and Queer Artificial Life

By Shelleen M. Greene Abstract: Bina48, an artificial intelligence modeled after an African American woman, achieves radical political potential not by way of the trope of bodily transcendence and networked disembodiment, but rather, through her convergence of cybernetics, queer, and racial emancipatory politics toward possible hybrid, future constructions of self. Introduction: Bina48’s ‘Shadow’ Body In … Continue reading Bina48: Gender, Race, and Queer Artificial Life

Introduction: Gender, Globalization and the Digital

In the nearly two years since this special issue, “Gender, Globalization, and the Digital,” was first proposed, the state of gender in digital spaces around the world has only grown more dismal. On social media, as the Gamergate controversy that began in 2014 has shown, those who advocate for feminist approaches to technology often become … Continue reading Introduction: Gender, Globalization and the Digital