Sadie Plant

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  • ISEA2009:

    A writer based in Birmingham, UK. She has written extensively on the themes of technological and social change, particularly in relation to culture and the arts, and has a special interest in the impact of mobile, wireless technologies. She has taught at the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick, and is an occasional tutor at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. As well as Zeros and Ones, she is also the author of a book on the Situationists, The Most Radical Gesture, and Writing on Drugs, a critical account of the impact and control of psychoactive substances on modern culture. In 2001 she was commissioned by Motorola to write `On the Mobile’, a report which was one of the first documents to draw attention to the cultural significance of the mobile phone.


    (UK) Author of ‘The most Radical Gesture’ and Lecturer at the Dept. of Cultural Studies University of Birmingham. Her forthcoming book is ‘Beyond the Matrix: “Women and Technology”. She is the primary theorist of ‘Cyberfeminism’.

    Prof. Sadie Plant makes a correlation between the increasingly unmanageable and unpredictable proliferation of ‘intelligent virii’ in computer systems, and the rise and rise of cyberfeminism. See her paper ‘Women, Drugs and Intelligent Machines’, presented at the Adelaide Festival’s 1994 Artists Week. She will be publishing a book on cyberfeminism entitled ‘Cybernetic Hookers’ in Britain later this year.


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