Girl Powered Art and Technology
An Exhibition by Students in ICLT 300: Women, Technology, and Art
This exhibition showcases print, digital, and material artifacts that interpret the ways that women have engaged art and power in their work. It is divided into three sections, corresponding to texts we discussed addressing the influence of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein (1818), Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis (2000), and Nnedi Okorafor’s science fiction novel Binti (2015). Each of these writers take on humanity and technology differently and the projects students have created consider how they do so in new ways. As a result, our exhibition Girl Powered Art and Technology captures women’s textual and digital impact on society.
The purpose of this exhibition is to depict the roles women have had in shaping technology and art. Representing different cultures and time periods, each of the writers we read demonstrates innovative thinking that inspired our own.
Thank you to NYIT’s Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Digital Art and Design, and School of Architecture.
Amanda Golden is an Associate Professor of English at New York Institute of Technology. She is the author of Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (Routledge, 2020) and editor of This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton (UP of Florida, 2016). Her research and teaching interests include American and British literature from the nineteenth century to the present, modernism, poetry and poetics, literary archives, composition, and the digital humanities.