Replicunts: The Future of Cyberfeminism (02 of 09) - VIRTUAL FUTURES 1995

Posted: May 8, 2011

Virtual Futures 1995 Plenary Panel 28/05/1995 REPLICUNTS: THE FUTURE OF CYBERFEMINISM Liana Borghi, Pat Cadigan, Gwyneth Jones, Francesca da Rimini, Josephine Starrs, Sadie Plant (chair) The virtual revolution is also a sexual revolution. All New Gen plays with cyberspace amazons, and the Puppet Mistress weaves webs on the net. What are the virtual futures of gender and sexuality? What happens to masculinity and feminity as the Cyberflesh Girlmonsters come on line? Can patriarchy survive the emergence of cyberspace? Is anything straight in a non-linear world? Does the cyborg have a sex? Is a new sexual politics -- or post-politics of some kind -- gathering pace in the midst of the digital revolution?