In the broadest sense of the term, data are bits of information gathered to inform historical, social, and scientific processes. Long before the digital era, our data was collected, classified, and analyzed to design governmental policy, influence consumer habits, and establish proper civic behavior and normative gender identities. While scholars have debated the historical roots, uses, and management of data, fundamentally data are the substance of the archive. The ways in which digital and material data are collected, read, and made available has long been a source of debate.1 Through different modes of reading—against or along the grain—feminist and postcolonial scholars have uncovered silenced voices, untangled hierarchies of historical production, scrutinized gender biases, and made visible how certain sexual identities are condemned in traditional archival practices.2 Others have scrutinized the exclusionary mechanisms of the archive by expanding its limits to include oral traditions and reenactments as powerful and...
[Re]Activating Mamá Pina's Cookbook: http://www.criticalmediartstudio.com/RemediatingMamaPina/
Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda is an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. She is an interdisciplinary media artist and cultural historian whose research focuses on Latin American feminist media and the history and practice of contemporary art and design. She is currently working on a monograph on the histories of feminist media in 1970s Mexico. Her articles have been published in Platform: Journal of Media and Communication and Artelogie: Recherches sur les arts, le patrimoine et la littérature de l'Amérique latine.
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Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda; [Re]Activating Mamá Pina's Cookbook: http://www.criticalmediartstudio.com/RemediatingMamaPina/. Feminist Media Histories 1 July 2017; 3 (3): 159–166. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2017.3.3.159
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