Install party free software vs gender codes

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Title of the tutorial Install party free software vs gender codes
Kind of learning session Gender and Tech
Tutorial category Icebreaking, Discussion
Duration (hours) 1-2
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Learning objectives - Increase the philosophical and political understanding of free software

- Understand and think about the possible parallels between free software and feminism / radical gender policies

- Learning and sharing concepts around gender

- Meet within a group

- Create a live P2P system

Prerequisites No prerequisite, the exercise is structured as a way to expand understanding of free software. This activity is good for a new in order to better know each other.
Methodology 1) First briefly introduce what is an install party and P2P systems to share data (not mediated by a centralizing server). Ask if participants in the room can explain those concepts with their own words. Then describe parallels between proprietary software systems where the code is closed and can not be reviewed and modified and heterosexual sex-gender systems (we know how they work but we can not easily change them).

Brief discussion. (10 minutes)

2) Start the install party. Each person writes in post-it's (or in a usb scheme, see document attached) concepts that have to do with gender, feminism, sexual dissidence, sexuality, or any specific knowledge/skills they can share with another person. A copy of these post-it's / identifiers are listed in a wall and another on their body. On the other hand every person write a concept, situation, habit they want to remove or un-install (for instance patriarchy, sexism, transphobia etc) . They also stick one copy on their body and another one on the wall. (10 minutes)

Give time to the group to review the different concepts (installing and un-installing) of the wall. Check for repetitions and unify/cluster concepts. (10 minutes)

3) The installation begins. The group has to be divided into two parts, one will be the first "installers" and another of those who will be "installed". The "installed" group is individually choosing a concept they wish to install /learn and will have to look for the person who has that sign in their body. Every person meet their installer and share information for 5 minutes around that concept. After these 5 minutes the "installed" person can already become "installer" of that concept to other persons, placing the iconographic (or post-it) sign on his body.

It is possible that during the installation several people want to install the same concept at the same time, in that case, they will be able to joining in group where the "installer" can make a more collective transference.

The dynamic is free and organic, the group accommodates to its own pace.

Although at the beginning it seeks to collect new concepts, it is also interesting to receive concepts that one already knows to learn new edges of it. The installation becomes a situation of exchange, amplification of the understandings and practical experience around the freedoms of free software applied to gender codes.

This dynamic can be extended for about 40-60 minutes.

Finally, a round of evaluation, impressions, learning takes place (10 minutes)

Number of facilitators involved 1-2 depending of the size of the group
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Technical needs - Post-it's many colours / usb's printed graphs

- Pens or pencils

- You can have a list of concepts previously to suggest (although it would be very strange that they did not emerge naturally). For example: heterosexual; LGTIQ, Sex-gender system; trans, intersexuality, transhackfeminism;,cyberfeminism, gender system, heteronormativity, gender technologies, queer; sexual dissidences, privilege, gender performances, violence, ecosexuality, subversive, dildo, postpornography, tomboy, drag king, sexual work, etc

Theoretical and on line resources [[Theoretical and on line resources::One example in Spanish:

Install Party definition:

P2P definition: