Featuring Women in Electronic Music: Estrogenesis

CDM is pleased to get a full report on Estrogenesis, an event in San Francisco highlighting women in electronic music, from its creators, Lynda Arnold and Rena Jones. -PK This year, we formed Digital Bliss Productions to showcase the newest and best in electronic music and multimedia performance. Our first annual event, Estrogenesis, gave female digital music creators an outlet for performance and much-needed public attention. DigitalBliss found women who are expressing themselves in every genre of electronic-based music and taking different approaches to drum sounds, programming, melody writing, and acoustic instrument treatments. The women of electronic music are truly …

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Styleaholics: Open Call for Female DJs

Okay, as we talk today about equal opportunities for female music makers today, I'm not sure how encouraging it is that the open call for female DJs is at a fashion event. But hey, there's menswear, too, and a DJed event with independent fashion designers is something I'd go to.  (Press pass, anyone?) $50/hr pay if you make it; if you're looking for more exposure and can get to Manhattan, give it a shot. Styleaholics' open audition is here in NYC December 16. (via Remix Magazine) (Incidentally, if you want UNPAID work, and you're male OR female, stay tuned — …

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Female Tech Power on the Rise, Says Intel

Women are closing the gender gap in tech savvy, according to Intel-funded research by Harris Interactive (of Harris Poll fame). Experts from Intel and Harris, including a cultural anthropologist, say women are just as enthusiastic about technology as men; young women are actually more likely than young men to buy a laptop and more likely to desire wireless Internet features. Now, of course, there's a certain pro-tech bias, and speaking as someone who writes for tech magazines (Macworld and Keyboard) with overwhelmingly male readership, there seem to be some remaining disconnects or barriers for women and technology that I find …

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