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Welcome to TechnAct! We are Onur Kilic, Nadia Ruiz-Bravo, and Sama Khosravi Ooryad, three Ph.D. candidates from Gothenburg University, having conversations about the influence of technology on society. We touch upon subjects related to gender, sexualities, social movements, and more! Often times we have guests, but other times we are just the two of us talking. Join us in our conversations!
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We start Season 2 of the TechnAct podcast with a new member of our team, Sama Khosravi Ooryad. She is the new Ph.D. in our TechnAct cluster and is going to be a host in the podcast along with Nadia and Onur.In this episode, we are joined by Zeynab Peyghambarzadeh who is a bisexual activist and scholar with a long trajectory of feminist and LGBTQI+ activism. Listen to our insightful and interesting conversation with Zeynab about their translational Bi+ activism and their work with LGBTQI+ asylum seekers.Website: https://technactcluster.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmUjCYNnSKjYjPKfvAYjjpgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/technact
In this episode we have a really fun, insightful, and interesting conversation with Estefania Jimenez about fashion, gender, and gaming as well. Estefania is the creative director of Design of Textile Fashion unit in Lafayette, Colombia. Our conversation took us through the history of fashion, trends, and the role of digital platforms in them. Website: https://technactcluster.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmUjCYNnSKjYjPKfvAYjjpgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/technact
This is the 8th of March Special episode!We are commemorating this importantday with a lively conversation with Isil Kurnaz. Isil is a Human Rights lawyer and is currently doctoral candidate at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. In this episode we talk about 8th of March manifestations, gender based violence, LGBTQ+ struggles, Istanbul Convention, radical feminism and femonationalism.Website: https://technactcluster.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmUjCYNnSKjYjPKfvAYjjpgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/technact
We, Onur and Nadia, have a long (online) conversation about some things that happened in 2020. This is the second part of the wrap-up discussion and covers some distressing topics like femicides, LGBTQ+ struggles during the lockdowns among other themes.The link that Nadia talked about: https://repositorio.cepal.org/bitstream/handle/11362/46425/1/S2000874_en.pdfNew website: https://technactcluster.comYouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmUjCYNnSKjYjPKfvAYjjpgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/technact
We, Onur and Nadia, have a long (online) conversation about some things that happened in 2020. This is the first part of the wrap-up discussion and covers the co-optation of different movements by right-wing populists among other themes.The link that Onur suggested: https://revistaidees.cat/en/losers-in-the-crisis-europes-radical-right-wing-in-the-covid-19-pandemic/New website: https://technactcluster.comYouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmUjCYNnSKjYjPKfvAYjjpgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/technact
This is the first episode that was recorded completely online because of COVID19. We had an interview with Associate Professor Mahya Ostovar from the Paris School of Business where we talked about the effects of the pandemic situation in academic work, social movements, and the new ways of protesting on digital platforms. Hosts: Nadia Ruiz-Bravo and Onur KilicWebpage: https://technactcluster.comFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/technact/  
This episode is a pre-COVID19 interview with Senior Lecturer in Digital Politics Adi Kuntsman from the Manchester Metropolitan University. We talk about algorithmic politics, selfie citizenship, and surveillance.Hosts: Nadia Ruiz and Onur KilicWebpage: https://technactcluster.comFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/technact/ 
In this episode, we have a lovely chat with Professor Cathy Urquhart from the Manchester Metropolitan University about how technology and algorithms in social media influence new social movements of our digital age.Hosts: Nadia Ruiz and Onur KilicWebpage: https://technactcluster.comFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/technact/ 
This is the launching episode of TechnAct where our cluster members (Mia Liinason, Lena Martinsson, and Lisen Selander) introduce themselves and our research project.Hosts: Nadia Ruiz and Onur KilicWebpage: https://technactcluster.comFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/technact/
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