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Nyx McLean

Nyx McLean is a caffeine-fueled transdisciplinary researcher who writes queerly about the internet, digital communities, and social movements. They are based at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology where they lecture in Human-Computer Interaction and Social Computing with an emphasis on troubling technology from an anti-racist queer feminist position. Pronouns: They/Them

Feminist talk

dot gay: what are the implications?

Posted Fri 17 Sep 2010 - 06:32 | 45,437 views
It was in a dynamic coalition session on freedom of expression and freedom of the media on the internet that Schubert announced that the domain name, “dot gay” was in the pipeline. The domain name hopes to incorporate all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer sites under one domain. Nyx looks at who is excluded, and the potential impact of a 'dot gay' domain on queer communities.

Feminist talk

“The youth are good for nothing”: session on social exclusion

Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 - 10:08 | 7,553 views
Nyx attended a session on social exclusion, where the portrayal of youth by a Kenyan MP, and his ignorance of what was going on even in the conference around him, caused her to reflect on youth and their engagement in governance processes.

Feminist talk

Reflecting on language and power

Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 - 05:57 | 7,403 views
Looks at how power is played out in the language and terminology used in the IGF discussions, even when the theme of the discussion is "Internet governance and human rights: strategies and collaboration for empowerment".