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4 First Steps Toward an Ethical Representation of Queer Bodies Onstage

In October of 2014, 19-year-old gay student Clayton Pettet, a virgin, announced he would perform live sex with a man as part of a...

Teaching Wildness

The practice of dance and theatre is full of non-consensual shit, and it begins in the training. In 2012 I started a conversation called Talking,...

Holding a Monster

A couple weeks ago I downloaded an app that tracks how much time I spend on my phone. Among the many ways in which...

5 Ways Not to Be a Creep

Sexual harassment is as much about sex as racism is about race. In both cases, what we’re really talking about is power. Who has...

Podcast: Creating in CdnStudio

Join host Camila Diaz-Varela as she explores the process of creating The Revolutions this past September at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts...

Podcast: Starting The Revolutions

Today SpiderWebShow is two weeks into a hybrid digital live performance rehearsal process for The Revolutions. Artists at The Isabel Bader Centre for the...

announcinG foldA: festival of live digital Arts

Last week on Twitter, SpiderWebShow announced the first installment of foldA, a a nation-wide festival of live digital art. https://twitter.com/SpiderWebShow/status/884767020801290240 foldA is the only festival of its kind...
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Rage-ing With and Against The Machine

SEX. I realize now I prefer to write about sex. Maybe I can meander my way from technology to my preferred topic. Facebook friends chimed in on my wall with ideas. Many offered up suggestive descriptions of banal tasks, like “plugging in” USB keys, or “turning on” electricity. Techroticism, I’ll call it. Aside from the innuendo, people seem to believe that technology is mostly about sex anyway, that our interactions with it are laden with sexual gestures and motifs.

Shooting for Utopia

Artist Jan Derbyshire introduced me to the concept of inclusive design. Jan and I have been working together for almost four years, and have...