25 / 07 / 2019

#04: Radioactive Test Tubes

 What would Barbarella do?’, in this sonic space Arrate Hidalgo dissects the key topics on current feminism through science fiction. With scalpel in hand, she takes a speculative text and extracts the debate to look for its mutations in other fiction styles and in contemporary feminist thought. She is accompanied by the critic Laura Lazcano in her section dedicated to audiovisual.

Episode No. 4. Radioactive Test Tubes

How many of us are able to name a female scientist other than Marie Curie? Where are the female doctors Frankenstein, Jekyll, or Strangelove? Were they forgotten like so many other women, erased from the history of science by their male colleagues, husbands, or mentors? In this episode we will be delving into the genealogy of family scientists who inhabit the speculative gender and their different relations with patriarchal society from Western science, with special emphasis on the novel Life, by Gwyneth Jones. On an audiovisual level, Laura Lazcano will review the figure of the female scientist in the 1950s B films and her progression in current films. Throughout this review we will be using as backup the essay by S. García Dauder and Eulalia Pérez Sedeño entitled The ‘Scientific Lies’ about Women, together with our special guest, the Mexican authoress Gabriela Damián Miravete, winner of the 2018 Tiptree Award with her story They will dream in the garden.

Como la vida misma - Gwyneth Jones (t. Aitor Solar y Omar El-Kashef)
Las “mentiras” científicas sobre las mujeres - S. García Dauder y Eulalia Pérez Sedeño
“La tarde y la mañana y la noche” (in Hija de sangre y otros relatos) - Octavia Butler (t. Arrate Hidalgo)
“The potter of bones” - Eleanor Arnason
“Soñarán en el jardín” - Gabriela Damián Miravete

Films and TV shows
Cohete K-1 (1950, Kurt Neumann)
Surgió del fondo del mar (1955, Robert Gordon)
Tarantula (1955, Jack Arnold)
La humanidad en peligro (1954, Gordon Douglas)
Contact (1997, Robert Zemeckis)
Interstellar (2014, Christopher Nolan)
Aniquilación (2018, Alex Garland)

Dígito binario dudoso - Hidrogenesse
Sally Ride - Janelle Monáe
Emily - Joanna Newsom
Berta multiplicada - Christina Rosenvinge
Weird science - Oingo Boingo