Woman a Machine: Gender, Automation, and Created Beings

Congratulations to Giorgina Paiella, who has curated a fascinating exhibition on female automata related to her Honors thesis/University Scholar project. The opening reception was held at the Dodd Center on March 10.

Woman a Machine: Gender, Automation, and Created Beings

Giorgina S. Paiella (curator)

Featuring a variety of materials sourced from Archives and Special Collections, and archives external to the University of Connecticut, Woman a Machine will explore the intersection of gender and automation from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. This exhibition explores the intertwined history of female created beings and human female embodiment, including representations of eighteenth- and nineteenth- century female android automata, the twentieth-century mechanized housewife, and cyborg imagery in twentieth- and twenty-first-century visual culture.