[0x16] Disability, Eugenics, & Science Fiction

For our next meetup on July 5th we want to get together again to watch and discuss a recorded talk. This time it will be „Futures, Imagined: Disability, Eugenics, & Science Fiction“ by Ruadhán J. Flynn, who presented this talk on May 14th 2024, as part of the STIR Public Lecture series, hosted by the office of Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Inclusion at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

We will meet:

  • on Fr, 5. July 2024 at 18 o’clock
  • in the common room on ground floor
  • at Hermann-Glück-Weg 6/4, 1120 Wien
  • Details on the location and environment under (*2)

The general schedule for this meeting will look like this:

  • 18:00 : Arrival and open chatting
  • 18:15 : General intro to the Feminist Linux Meetup and intro of participants
  • 18:30 : Talk
  • 19:15 : Discussion und open space afterwards

(*) Invitation policy and social conduct

The meetup (and workshop) is open to all women*, non-binary*, inter*, and trans* people, who are interested to talk about Linux and related topics. In this case, non-binary does mean that you either fully identify as „woman“ or „man“. It does not mean, that you only programme in fuzzy-logic and don’t use binary numbers. This would of course be fantasticly queer, but believe us, our computers also work with binary code most of the time 😉

With the * we mark certain words to point to the fact, that all these categories are socially constructed. That means, that they do not exist „in nature“, but that we humans interpret nature in this specific way. Therefore it is also legitimate, that people choose these categories for themselves in a way that best fits them. If that unsettles you or you want to know more about it, take a look at our article on invitation policy: https://feminist-linux.diebin.at/einladungspolitik/ (currently only available in german)

Beyond that, we want to create an atmosphere and environment that is encouraging everyone. To do so, we created a Code of Conduct, that describes what we all can do, that no one has to be uncomfortable: https://feminist-linux.diebin.at/code-of-conduct/ (currently only available in german)

In order for everyone to feel really welcome and accepted though, we want to be actively aware and foster a social environment that we describe here: https://feminist-linux.diebin.at/sozialer-rahmen/ (currently only available in german)

(*2) Details on the location and environment:

The closes public transport stations are the tram stations Eichenstraße and Marx-Meidlinger-Straße. Under the following link you find an excerpt of the wien.gv.at/stadtplan with the entry door to the common room marked: https://nextcloud.tantemalkah.at/index.php/s/HASFNEWsizRJWNX. In case you feel unsure about just walking in, you can also just walk around the corner and check out the situation first through the huge glass front of the common room.

The room itself is on the ground floor and accessible without any steps. The two toilets attached to the room unfortunately are not completely wheel-chair-accessible (they are big enough, but handles are missing). A weel-chair accessible toilet is available in the house’s other common room on the 8th floor. If needed, please write us in advance to femlimup (ät) diebin.at, so we can reserve the other room too. In the food hall next to the building there is also a wheel-chair-accesible toilet.

At our meetups we usually already have some snacks and drinks prepared. For further food needs there is a supermarket in the house, and next door there is a food hall, in which several stands also offer food for take-away.