by Mindy Seu

The internet is not only a network of cables, servers, and computers. It is an environment that shapes and is shaped by its inhabitants and their use. Edited by designer, professor, and researcher Mindy Seu, CYBERFEMINISM INDEX includes more than 700 short entries of radical techno-critical activism, academic articles, hackerspaces, software education, net art, and more. Both a vital introduction for laypeople and a robust resource guide for educators, CYBERFEMINISM INDEX—an anti-canon, of sorts—celebrates and makes visible cyberfeminism’s long-ignored origins and its expansive legacy.

CYBERFEMINISM INDEX is published by Inventory Press and distributed by Distributed Art Publishers and generously funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Rhizome, and Feral File, and is made possible in part by the Rutgers University Research Council, Pratt Institute, Pioneer Works, and Cita Press.

Foreword: Julianne Pierce of VNS Matrix
Afterword: Legacy Russell
Collections: Annie Goh, Charlotte Webb of Feminist Internet, Cornelia Sollfrank, Cyborgrrls, Helen Hester of Laboria Cuboniks, Irina Aristarkhova, Legacy Russell, Klau Chinche (Klau Kinky) of Gynepunk, Mary Maggic, Melanie Hoff of School for Poetic Computation, Neema Githere of Data Healing, Paola Ricaurte Quijano, Skawennati, VNS Matrix

Design: Laura Coombs
InDesign Scripting: Lily Healey
Editing: Andrew Scheinman
Editing Support: Eugenia Bell
Image Permissions: Danielle Wu
Image Permissions Support: Michelle Ding and Lauren Studebaker
Lithography: Marjeta Morinc
AR app: Tommy Martinez
Website Support: Angeline Meitzler


Mindy Seu has gifted us the extraordinary Cyberfeminism Index, a critical demonstration of the possibilities of techno-social systems informed by feminist discourse. This index of indexes is a compelling counter-narrative to the prevailing histories of tech, and should be required reading for anyone interested in the internet.
—Safiya Umoja Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression

This invaluable research tool will hugely expand, update, and perhaps even revolutionize the feminist discourse. It might even be considered a work of conceptual art in itself.
—Lucy R. Lippard, author of Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972

This book served as my doorway to cyberfeminism and I now see what an energetic continent awaits me. Anywhere I stepped it burned my hair off, it’s that brilliantly intense.
—Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired magazine

My index finger scrolls through the pages, the years, the generations of this volume. … The Index is a structure, a register, a pointer, a trigger. The open-ended pages invite the next intervention, variants vivant of ever mutating cyberfeminism.
—Shu Lea Cheang, artist

You can use it as a reference, follow a thread, or just access it at random and it delivers wit and wisdom from over three decades of one of the most politically and intellectually challenging movements of our era. What happens between sexed flesh and gendered tech? More than ever we all need to know.
—McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto

This is an archive perfectly suited to its material: at ease with impermanence, richly appreciative of contradiction, and expansive in scope. Mindy Seu and her cohort of collaborators celebrate the polyrhythmic chorus of voices that have made cyberfeminist thought so delightfully difficult to define—and invite new, kaleidoscopic reinterpretations of our last three decades of life online.
—Claire L. Evans, author of Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

The Cyberfeminism Index celebrates, troubles, and critiques the histories and futures of struggle against networked patriarchy—from its first libidinous eruptions to tenacious tactical disruptions and mutations. For theorists and hegemony hackers alike the Index offers an inspirational and educational resource for the urgent work of glitching and decolonizing intersectional internets now.
—Ruth Catlow, founder of Furtherfield

2023 JAN 30
London, UK

Thank you, Audrey Samson.

2023 JAN 30
The Word Bookshop
with Agnes Cameron
London, UK
RSVP + link

Thank you, Audrey Samson and David Brett.

2023 JAN 31
Singapore Biennial
with Irina Aristarkhova, Maria Fernandez, and Margaret Tan
Singapore (remote)

Thank you, Jeannine Tang.

2023 JAN 31
with Kathryn Bishop
Copenhagen, Denmark

Thank you, Sheila Fakurnejad and Yasmina El-Khouri.

2023 FEB 2
Central Saint Martens
with Library Stack (Benjamin and Erik)
London, UK (remote)

Thank you, Matthew Chrislip.

2023 FEB 4
with AM Kanngieser, Brett Story, Cassandra Troyan, Vienne Chan, Zoé Samudzi, moderated by Mindy Seu
Please note: this will not include a Cyberfeminism Index performative reading.
Berlin, Germany

Thank you, Elise Hunchuck, Bani Brusadin, Jade Barget, and Nora O Murchú.

2023 FEB 5
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Thank you, Roland Frueh and Barbara Biederman.

2023 FEB 7
Los Angeles, CA (remote)

Thank you, Benjamin Bratton, Nicolay Boyadjiev, and Jade Clemons.

2023 FEB 8
11:00am *time tbc*
with Morgan Ruby
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thank you, Morgan Ruby and Saba Babas-Zadeh.

2023 FEB 8
University of Amsterdam × Perdu
with Inte Gloeric and Ruben Pater
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thank you, Natalia Sánchez Querubín and Ada Popowicz.

2023 FEB 9
Design Museum Gent
with Vera Saccheti, moderated by Anna Luyten
Ghent, Belgium

Thank you, Sara De Bondt and Heleen Sintobin, Thomas Desmet, Hilde Bouchez, Ronny Duquenne, and Bracke Evelien.

2023 FEB 10
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thank you, David Bennewith.

2023 FEB 12
5:00–7:00, followed by dinner
Rotterdam, Netherlands
english link + dutch link

Thank you, Benjamin Earl, Artemis Gryllaki, and Simon Browne.

2023 FEB 15
with Annie Goh and a sonic cyberfeminism listening session
Helsinki, Finland

Thank you, Helen Kaplinksy.

2023 FEB 16
Berlin, Germany
with Anja Lutz

Thank you, Anja Lutz.

2023 FEB 17
with Maya Indira Ganesh
Berlin, Germany

Thank you, Sara Morais dos Santos Bruss.

2023 FEB 18
After 8 Books
with Shu Lea Cheang
Paris, France

Thank you, Antonia Carrara.

2023 FEB 20
Lafayette Anticipations
with Madeleine Planeix-Crocker
Paris, France

Thank you, Nicolas Olier, Oksana Delaroff, Elsa Coustou, and Madeleine Planeix-Crocker for facilitation, and Guillaume Heuguet for the introduction.

2023 FEB 21
Yvon Lambert
Paris, France

Thank you, Bruno Mayrargue.

2023 FEB 24
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) × Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH)
with Sarah Owens
Zurich, Switzerland

Thank you, Jonas Vogeli, Sarah Owens, and Geraldine Tedder for facilitation, and Emilie Appercé and Jürg Lehni for the introduction.

2023 FEB 25
Easy Lessoning
Zurich, Switzerland

Thank you, Roland Frueh.

2023 FEB 27
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA)
Milan, Italy

Thank you, Arianna Rubi Mainardi.

2023 MAR *date tbc*
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Boston, MA

Thank you, Malkit Shoshan.

2023 MAR 15
Miércoles de SOMA
with Doreen Rios
Mexico City, Mexico

Thank you, Carolina Diaz and Laura Lopez.

2023 MAR *date tbc*
Casa Bosques
with Cyborgrrrls
Mexico City, Mexico

Thank you, Melissa Aguilar and Jorge de la Garza.

2023 MAR *date tbc*
Casa Galván
with Paola Ricaurte Quijano
Mexico City, Mexico

Thank you, Paola Ricaurte Quijano.

2023 MAR 24
Moderna Museet × Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden (remote)

Thank you, Rut-Karin Zettergren.

2023 APR 6
Hammer Museum × UCLA
with Lauren Lee McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Thank you, Claudia Bestor and Ikechúkwú Onyewuenyi.

2023 APR 7
California College of Art (CCA)
San Francisco, CA

Thank you, Jon Sueda and Rachel Berger.

2023 APR 8 *date tbc*
Portland, OR

Thank you, Cole Johnson.

2023 APR 19
CalState Los Angeles × Southland Institute
with Dorothy Santos, A.M. Darke, Nora Khan, Cesia Dominguez, and Anika Sarin
Los Angeles, CA

Thank you, Joe Potts.

2023 MAY *date tbc*
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA)
Los Angeles, CA

Thank you, Hailey Loman.

2023 MAY *date tbc*
X-TRA Magazine’s Project X
Los Angeles, CA

Thank you, Nora Khan.

JUNE, JULY — (ASIA / AFRICA coming soon)
2023 FALL *date tbc*
The Kitchen
Brooklyn, NY

Thank you, Legacy Russell.

2023 FALL *date tbc*
Amant Foundation
Brooklyn, NY

Thank you, Patricia M. Hernandez.

2023 NOV *date tbc*
Trinity Square Video
Buffalo, NY

Thank you, Emily Fitzpatrick.

2023 NOV *date tbc*
Squeaky Wheel
Toronto, Canada

Thank you, Ekrem Serdar.

2022 OCT 13–15
New York Art Book Fair
Dia Chelsea
New York, NY

On the occasion of the NYABF, Inventory Press and Boot Boyz made a limited edition hat inspired by White Hat / Black Hat Hackers. The graphic was adapted by Laura Coombs from the 1993 website DarkCore by Gashgirl and then redrawn by Boot Boyz.

Image by Sunny Ali.

Thank you, Shannon Harvey, Adam Michaels, and Mary Thompson.

2022 NOV 14
New Museum
with McKenzie Wark, Prema Murthy, Tega Brain, and E. Jane
New York, NY
New Museum link + Rhizome link + recording

Images by Shina Peng.

Thank you, Celine Wong Katzman, Kayla Drzewicki, Derek Wright, and Michael Connor.

2022 NOV 17
Graham Foundation
with Lee Blalock
link + recording
Chicago, IL

Image by the Graham Foundation.

Screenshot from video recording by the Graham Foundation.

Thank you, Sarah Herda, Ava Barrett, and Alexandra Lee Small.

2022 NOV 28
Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, NY

Thank you, Mendi Obadike.

2022 NOV 30
School of Visual Art (SVA)
with Briana Rengifo
New York, NY

Thank you, Barbara Calderon.

2022 DEC 2
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
with Libby Marrs & Marisa Katz
Providence, RI

Image & poster by Jon Chen, modeled by Maggie Chang.

Image by Sunny Ali.

Image by Daniela Bologna.

Image by Daniela Bologna.

Thank you, Maggie Chang, Jonathan Chen, and Vincent Li.

2022 DEC 3
12:15pm EST
HfG Karlsruhe
Shaking the Archive Symposium
Karlsruhe, Germany (remote)

Thank you, Chiara Siravo, Mustafa Emin, and Víctor Fancelli Capdevila.

2022 DEC 5
Princeton University
with Laura Coombs and Lily Healey
Princeton, NJ

Image by Mindy Seu.

Video by Laura Coombs.

Thank you, Laura Coombs, Marion Young, and Jeff Whetstone.

2022 DEC 6
Northeastern University
Boston, MA (remote)
link + recording

Thank you, Matthew Choi Taitano, Sarah Connell, and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram.

2022 DEC 9
Creative Coding Utrecht
Iterations Conference
Utrecht, Netherlands

Images by Iterations team.

Thank you, Vera van de Seyp.

2022 DEC 9
Center for Book Arts
with Laura Coombs
New York, NY
link + recording

Image by Ana Roman.

Image by Kate Doyle.

Thank you, Camilo Otero.

2022 DEC 11
Pioneer Works
with Laura Coombs
Brooklyn, NY

Photo by Walter Wlodaryczk. Courtesy of Pioneer Works.

Photo by Walter Wlodaryczk. Courtesy of Pioneer Works.

Photo by Walter Wlodaryczk. Courtesy of Pioneer Works.

Photo by Walter Wlodaryczk. Courtesy of Pioneer Works.

Thank you, Christina Daniels and Chris Masullo.

2022 DEC 14
O MediaLab
with Ellex Swavoni, moderated by Stefania Antonucci
Atlanta, GA

Image by Sunny Ali.

Thank you, Branden Collins, Ami Sueki, and Christopher Knowles.

2023 JAN 15
Wendy’s Subway
Brooklyn, NY

Photo of Sanie Irsay, image by Nadia Tahoun.

Image by Mindy Seu.

Thank you, Rachel Valinsky, Flo Li, Sanjana Iyer, and Marian Churnovsky.

2023 JAN 23
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany

Poster designed by Gerrit Brocks from the Fine Arts Leipzig’s Typography class. Photo by Anja Kaiser.

Image by Mindy Seu.

Image by Mindy Seu.

Book table by Rotor Books. Image by Mindy Seu.

Thank you, Anja Kaiser.

2023 JAN 24
Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) Hamburg
with Megan Dieudonné
Hamburg, Germany

Image by Christoph Knoth.

Image by Mindy Seu.

Image by Andrea.

Thank you, Christoph Knoth.

2023 JAN 25
with Cornelia Sollfrank
Berlin, Germany

Image by Sam Hart.

Thank you, Lina Martin-Chan and Arthur Röing Baer, and Sam Hart for the introduction.

2023 JAN 26
Whitechapel Gallery
with Ruth Catlow, Seetal Solanki and Joanna Walsh
London, UK
Get tickets!

Thank you, Richard Martin, Olivia Bailey, and Jane Scarth.