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Deconstructing sociotechnical identity in maker cultures

Marshall, A; Rode, J; (2018) Deconstructing sociotechnical identity in maker cultures. In: Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Gender & IT. (pp. pp. 91-100). ACM Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper we argue that Makers engage in various degrees of sociotechnical identity formation. We explore the role of gender in maker identity formation and how the masculine characteristics of maker spaces create challenges for feminine identity construction and expression. Our ethnographic study of German computer clubs indicated that children as Makers synthesize gender and technical identities within the context of STEAM skill building activities.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Deconstructing sociotechnical identity in maker cultures
Event: GenderIT '18 Gender & IT 2018
ISBN-13: 9781450353465
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/3196839.3196855
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1145/3196839.3196855
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Gender, making, Making; maker movement; DIY; innovation; German; identity, HCI
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10054155
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