- What is the purpose of this project?
- How can I help or get more involved with the project?
- I have an idea for a month-long conversation. How do I get it included in the project?
- I have a piece I want to submit anonymously. Is that possible?
- I can't submit using the website. What should I do?
- My object contains explicit material of some kind including but not limited to graphic depictions of sex, genitalia, and vulgarity, is that ok?
- Can I submit digital materials that do not fit into the categories of stories, images and other files?
- When I submit materials to Hackgender, do I retain the copyright?
- Got a question that isn't answered here? Twitter @hackgender or email the Hackgender moderators.
What is the purpose of this project?
We want to encourage and archive conversations on gender that are already occurring throughout the web, often in closed communities. We encourage all types of submissions, not just blog posts. Submissions could be music playlists with commentary, image files, video clips, etc. "Hacking" has traditionally meant the breaking down of the system: in this case, we want to discuss and record the many ways the traditional system of gender binaries is being overthrown and deconstructed.
How can I help or get more involved with the project?
First and foremost, by submitting your stories, images, and other files through the website and telling your friends about it! You can also comment on works in the archive and pass them along through your own networks and communities. Other ways to get more involved include working on an overhaul for the look of the Omeka site or taking on a moderator position.
Why are some submissions tagged "early adopter"?
Work throughout the conversations includes responses to the original one week call for submissions: those pieces are tagged "early adopter." If you contributed a piece during that call and would like us to add it to the archive for you, let us know!
I have an idea for a month-long conversation. How do I get it included in the project?
If you have an area of interest or topic that is not yet well-represented within the archive, suggest it to us through email or twitter. Please also let us know if you would be interested in guest-moderating a call for submissions on that topic area: this would mean promoting the call, approving and responding to submissions, and generally pushing the project forward throughout that month as part of the team.
I have a piece I want to submit anonymously. Is that possible?
Absolutely! Many works in this archive are included under pseudonyms or anonymously. Part of the purpose of these conversations is to bring personal works into a safe public space where they can be appreciated without association to any individual. The contribution form has an option to either save a work with your name, but without publishing the name, or to save it privately as part of the archive that will not be displayed on the website. You can also request a change in how your work is attributed at any time.
I can't submit using the website. What should I do?
If for any reason you are unable to contribute a story, image, or other file through the web interface please email your contribution, your name, and any further information you feel is helpful to info - at - hackgender.org and we'll include it in the archive.
My object contains explicit material of some kind including but not limited to graphic depictions of sex, genitalia, and vulgarity, is that ok?
Yes! This is not a censored space. As long as the object that you are submitting furthers the discussion of gender, we welcome it. Still not sure? Please feel free to email us.
Can I submit digital materials that do not fit into the categories of stories, images and other files?
Of course! However, if your work cannot be easily submitted through the online interface, you may need to email us so we can add it to the conversation in a way that preserves your form and intent.
When I submit materials to Hackgender, do I retain the copyright?
Though your material is in the archive, the material belongs wholly and completely to you, the creator. This means that you can remove it or change it to a private submission or remove it from the conversation at any time. Works will not be released by us in any other form without your permission.