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Selected Book Reviews 

Uncovering Hidden HERstories of Women in the Digital Arts, Rebecca Perry, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog 

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society,  Tristan M. K. Draper, • 112 : 1 (Spring 2019) 

The Early History of Women in the Digital Arts, Angelica Frey, Hyperallergic 

Women leaders in the digital world, by Cinda Ackerman Klickna in Illinois Times 

Symposia, Special Events & Book Signings 

Lightening Talks

HERSTORY Zoom Panel: A Live Q&A Dialogue, Moderated by Co-Editor Ellen Sandor, featuring 12 New Media Futures Book Contributors, University Club of Chicago, June 23, 2020


HERSTORY: Digital Innovations, CAA New Media Caucus, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @10:30 am-noon, Wilford C, Chicago Hilton 

Ellen Sandor, celebrated guest author for New Media Futures, Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library's Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, October 10, 2019


EXPO CHICAGO BOOK SIGNING | NEW MEDIA FUTURES, Northern Trust VIP Lounge, Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Saturday, 9/21/19 @ 2-3:00 pm


Untold HERstories: An Homage to SIGGRAPH, Book Signing + Birds of a Feather Q&A, July 31, 2019 

SIGGRAPH Diversity and Inclusion Summit Panel: HERstories: Women Leaders in the Digital World, July 28, 2019 

Book Signing for: PHSColograms, Ellen Sandor and (art)n, Galerie Olivier R. Bijon, Arles, France, July 1-21, 2019 

Book Signing for: Chicago New Media 1973–1992, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 1-December 13, 2018; Friday December 7, 2018 

Book Signing for: Donna Cox’s Visualizing Women, Chicago Humanities Festival, November 4, 2018 

HERSTORY: Digital Innovations Symposium & Book Signing at NCSA, October 26, 2018 


EXPO Chicago Book Signing for New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts, September 26, 2018 

Book Signing for: It is Two Minutes to Midnight, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL, May 11 - May 19, 2018 

Celebrating Women in New Media Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, March 18, 2016 


“Those who came of age, biographically or intellectually, in the places of the Midwest spread their insights, innovations, theories, and artworks in all directions. Not rooted to place, their ideas are free to travel the globe.” 

Dr. Anne Balsamo 

Inaugural Dean, School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication 

University of Texas at Dallas 

“Since 2003 when my book Women, Art, and Technology was published, the New Media Arts have become more integral in the cultural landscape. Contingently, a decline in women in computer sciences and even at times an undercurrent of hostility persists, despite the fact that “Diversity in the workforce contributes to creativity, productivity, and innovation. Women’s experiences—along with men’s experiences—should inform and guide the direction of engineering and technical innovation,” as a recent report from the American Association of University Women emphasizes. 

We are urgently in need of examples of how this innovation can occur. The strength of New Media Futures, therefore, is founded on its recognition of the work of the women of the “Silicon Prairie” and on the rich environment of collaboration, teaching, research, scholarship, and the making of art that is core in their histories. As digital culture becomes more central in our lives and scholarship, their histories provide guidance and inspiration on the path to equal inclusion and equal recognition of women in the New Media Arts.” 

Judy Malloy 


Women, Art, and Technology 


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