An example of an approach to scholarship that centers embodied community based practices, Local Autonomy Networks, or Autonets, seeks to develop networks of communication to prevent violence against queer and trans people, women and people of color. These networks will include mesh networked wearable electronics, low-fi alternative mechanisms and face to face agreements between people, inspired by community based, prison abolitionist responses to violence. As part of Autonets, I have facilitated three collective design workshops. These workshops build on “particle group”’s Science of the Oppressed, Gloria Anzaldúa’s conciencia de la mestiza, Michel Foucault’s subjugated knowledge and Lisa Duggan’s Femme Science.
- Micha Cardenas, Ph.D. , first generation Colombian American. Assistant Professor of Art & Design: Games + Playable Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. michacardenas.sites.ucsc.edu