Parsons faculty Anna Rabinowicz at Wesleyan Conference, “Sex, Gender, Species”

Parsons faculty Anna Rabinowicz’s abstract has been accepted for a poster presentation at a conference at Wesleyan entitled “Sex, Gender, Species”,  which will be held on February 25 & 26, 2011.  Her paper is entitled “Animal-based Prosthetics and Femininity”. It is an exploration of the various  new customized prosthetics generated by companies in the silicon valley this year, and focuses on a renewed discussion of the “cyborg” in relation to gender roles.

She has also recently given a speech entitled, “Biometic Exploration: Products that Are Sustainable by Design” at the annual SVA conference entitled “Green, Greener, Greenest: Romancing Nature Again,” with keynote speech given by Paola Antonelli.

With another paper accepted to a conference entitled “Animated Representations:  Animals, Media and Place,” sponsored by the Association of American Geographers, she will also be speaking in Seattle in April 2011. Her paper is entitled “Boundary-Blurring Devices:  Prosthetics Erode Distinction Between Animals and Humans.”