[artinfo] n.paradoxa's open online course
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n.paradoxa's MOOC (mass open online course)
10 lessons on feminism and contemporary art
Free and open to join anytime!
Browse at your own pace!
n.paradoxa's MOOC (mass open online course) on contemporary art
(post-1970) and feminism has just opened at:
This online course was written by Katy Deepwell, editor of
n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal.
n.paradoxa's MOOC is free and users just have to register their email
to join it. Users can join anytime and continue at their own pace.
There are 10 lessons ranging from 'Feminism as a Cloud' to 'Feminism
as an Avant-garde'. In addition to the lessons, there are open forums
for people to respond to the lessons and post their own ideas for
This connectivist model of learning is closer to femtechnet's
description of a DOCC (rather than a MOOC) because the lessons link
to many resources online and are designed to be read anytime at the
user's own pace. (A DOCC= Distributed Open Collaborative Course is a
feminist retooling of the popular genre of networked learning called
This course is open to anyone but it is expected that the largest
interest in the course will be from young artists, curators and
scholars (especially 18-25 year olds) i.e. graduates and
postgraduates needing an introduction to feminism and contemporary
art and who wish to learn how to negotiate the internet as a resource
for research and scholarship (without reference to Wikipedia or Ted
The MOOC uses many resources from the internet, among them those
gathered for n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal's website
The journal, n.paradoxa, continues on a separate site to this new
MOOC. Vol. 39 (Jan 2017) of n.paradoxa: international feminist art
journal on Organising/Organisations (previously announced on
e-artnow) marks 20 years of publication of this journal.
n.paradoxa's MOOC is published by KT press as an independent
production using Wordpress and was supported by a grant from Innovate
The motivation for setting up this online course on contemporary art
and feminism is the scarcity of information provided on this subject
in general course curriculums for fine art / art history / visual
culture and the growing demand of young people for discussion of
these issues, especially the relationship between art and politics.
This is the first MOOC dedicated to this subject and written by the
editor of the only international feminist art journal in the field.
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