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A new feminist journal of art and digital culture

  • Location:
    Studio XX, 4001 Berri, space 201, Montréal, Québec, H2L 4H2, CA

.dpi gets a makeover! (beta version)
Current issue's themed section: Hacktivism


Founded by artist-run-centre Studio XX in 2004, in Montreal, the publication .dpi has recently undergone a major transformation in order to assert itself as a feminist journal of art and digital culture. In 2013, with continuing administrative and technological support from Studio XX, the journal .dpi became an independent project, with a new platform (beta version) and new team including permanent editor in chief, Sophie Le-Phat Ho, and a new editorial committee composed of Julie Alary Lavallée, Amber Berson, Esther Bourdages, Christina Haralanova, Corina MacDonald, Katja Melzer, Candace Mooers and Deanna Radford.

In a time when social gains are threatened, funding for artist-run-centres is precarious, and the need for intelligent critique is urgent, the new crew at .dpi wishes to respond to a real need for the creation of an interdisciplinary community of those at once curious and critical of technologies, feminisms and art.

Bringing together a dozen local and international participants, .dpi 27 presents a themed section on hacktivism coordinated by Christina Haralanova, a feminist activist and researcher who is interested by freedom in technology and open-source software. "Hacktivism: the Art of Practicing Life and Computer Hacking for Feminist Activism" brings together unique perspectives and critiques of the current state of hacktivism, a fusion of hacking and activism.



Do We Have Culture?
Sophie Le-Phat Ho in collaboration with the .dpi Editorial Committee


[ Introduction ] Hacktivism: the Art of Practicing Life and Computer Hacking for Feminist Activism
Christina Haralanova

Feminist Hackerspaces as Safer Spaces?
Sophie Toupin

Hacking with Care : Attention, bien-être et politique de l'ordinaire dans le milieu hacktiviste
Anne Goldenberg

Technologically Empowered Body as a Weapon
Marta Heberle

Le hacktivisme et après? Entrevue avec Edith Brunette
Julie Alary Lavallée

Exposing the Inner Workings: An Interview with Nancy Mauro-Flude
Margaret J. Mather

Processes at Play: .dpi's Amber Berson interviews Valentina Vuksic
Amber Berson

[ Project ] .dp!
Linda Hilfling


Musique et politique, pratiques de femmes
Esther Bourdages


"Where have all the interesting women gone?"
.dpi Book Club

Based in Montreal and published online, .dpi opens a unique and bilingual space for dialogue and interdisciplinary critical reflection, research, experimentation, documentation, and positions and propositions, situated at the intersection of art, technology and feminisms. The journal is a platform where the bold, critical, engaged and curious contributor may question issues related to feminism (in all its varieties), art and digital culture.