Articles and Interviews


Before there were word processing applications, portable computers, and laser printers, papers were were edited with scissors, tape, and the copy machine. In this 1988 image, I’m literally cutting and pasting a paper copy of a conference talk the morning before the presentation.


The Cultural Work of Citizen R&D” in Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Per Blenker and Britta Timm Knudsen, eds. Enterprising Initiatives: Approaches to transformations of social worlds. Routledge, UK. 2014.

The Distributed Museum” (with Susana Bautista) in Museums and Higher Education: Learning at the Interface, in Isobela Creed, Anne Boddington, Catherine Speight, Dr. Jos Boys, eds. Ashgate, UK. 2013.

A Work of Feminist Technocultural Innovation: Creating an Alternative Genre of MOOC. SPECTRA (March 2013): 7-10.

“Learning from Failure: Feminist Dialogues on Technology, Part II:  An Interview with Anne Balsamo,” by Liz Losh.  August 9, 2012.

W/Alex Juhasz.  “An Idea Whose Time is Here:  FemTechNet–A Distributed Online Collaborative Course,” ADA: Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology.  Issue #1.

“Interdisciplinarity in Ethics and the Ethics of Interdisciplinarity,” Anne Balsamo and Carl Mitchem, in The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity, Oxford UP, 2010: 259-72.

“Working the Paradigm Shift: Educating and Inspiring the Technological Imagination,” in Daniel Araya and Michael A. Peters, eds. Education in the Creative Economy, Peter Lang, 2011: 423-446. (Excerpt from my book Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work, Duke UP, 2011).

“Designing Woman: An Interview with Anne Balsamo (Part One).“  By Henry Jenkins.  Posted October 3, 2011.

 “Designing Woman: An Interview with Anne Balsamo (Part Two).”  By Henry Jenkins.  Posted October 3, 2011.

“Our approach to pedagogy must shift from being teacher-centered to being learner-centered”. “An Interview with Anne Balsamo.” @tic. revista d’innovació educativa. (4) [the Pergola] 2010.

IPhone, I Learn,” in Pelle Snickars and Patrick Vonderau, eds. Moving Data: The iPhone and the Future of Media, Columbia University Press, 2011: 251-264.

“The Digital Humanities and Technocultural Innovation,” in Bill Aspray and Megan Winget, eds. Digital Media, Scarecrow Press, forthcoming.

“Response to Michael Golec by Anne Balsamo” in Glenn Adamson, Giorgio Riello, and Sarah Teasley, eds. Global Design History, Routledge 2011: 95-98.

“Keyword: DESIGN.”  In the International Journal of Learning and Media. Vol. 1, no 4. MIT Press, 2010: 1-10.


“A Pedagogy for Original Synners,” Steve Anderson and Anne Balsamo, in Tara McPherson, ed. Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning.) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007: 241-259.

“Taking Culture Seriously: Educating and Inspiring the Technological Imagination,” www.academiccommons.org, Dec. 2005.

“Women making Multimedia: A blueprint for Feminism Action,” Mary Hocks and Anne Balsamo in Beth Kolko, ed. Virtual Publics. MIT Press, 2003: 192-214.

“Designing Innovative Reading Experiences for a Museum Exhibition.” Maribeth Back, Rich Gold, Anne Balsamo, Mark Chow, Matthew G. Gorbet, Steve R. Harrison, Dale MacDonald, Scott L. Minneman, IEEE Computer (2001) 34 (1): 80-87.

“The How of XFR: Genre as a Way of Design,” Steve Harrison, Scott Minneman, and Anne Balsamo, Interactions (May-June, 2001): 31-41.

“The What of XFR: eXperiments in the Future of Reading,” Steve Harrison, Scott Minneman, Maribeth Back, Anne Balsamo, Mark Chow, Rich Gold, Matt Gorbet and Dale Macdonald, Interactions (May-June, 2001): 21-30.

Entry on “Cultural Studies,” Women’s Studies Encyclopedia, eds. Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender, New York: Harvester, Wheatsheaf (Simon and Schuster International), 2001. Peer-Reviewed

Entry on “Culture,” Women’s Studies Encyclopedia, eds. Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender, New York: Harvester, Wheatsheaf (Simon and Schuster International), 2001. Peer-Reviewed

“Teaching in the Belly of the Beast: Feminism in the Best of all Places,” in Kim Sawchuk and Jeannine Marcessault, eds. Wild Science: Feminist cultural studies of science, technology and medicine Routledge, 2000: 185-214.

“Engineering Cultural Studies – The Postdisciplinary Adventures of Mindplayers, Fools, and Others” in Sharon Traweek and Roddey Reid, eds. Science + Culture: Doing cultural studies of science, technology and medicine Routledge, 2000: 259-274.

“Notes toward a Reproductive Theory of Technology,” in E. Ann Kaplan and Susan Squier, eds. Playing Dolly: Technocultural formations, fantasies, & fictions of assisted reproduction New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1999: 87-100.

“Science, Technology, Culture: Review Essay,” The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Volume 5., ed. Kate McGowan, Leicester, England: Basil Blackwell, (for the English Association), 1998: 246-255.

“Myths of Information: On the Meaning of New Information Technologies,”Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, vol. 8, no. 3 (1996): 341-348.

“Signal to Noise: On the Meaning of Cyberpunk Subculture.” in Frank Biocca and Mark Levy, eds. Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality Laurence Earlbaum Press, 1995: 347-368. REPRINTED IN SWEDISH: “Signal/brus—Om cyberpunkens mening,” in Oscar Hemer and Jan Olof Nilsson, eds. I Transformation: Kulturen I den virtuella staden (Lund, Sweden: Ægis Förlag, 1998.

Entry on “Cultural Studies,” Feminist Literary Theory: A dictionary, ed. Beth Kowaleski-Wallace, New York: Garland Publishers, 1997: 95-97. Peer-Reviewed

“Crafting the Gendered Body: Feminist Bodybuilding.” Women, Sport and Culture, eds. Susan Birrill and Cheryl L. Cole. Champaign, IL: Human Kinesthesics Publishers, 1994: 341-352.

“Writing Spaces by Degrees: A Conversation with Jay Bolter and Anne Balsamo,”Issues in Writing, vol. 7, no. 2 (Spring/Summer, 1996): 122-144.

“Under the Sign of Semiotext(e): A history of an Alternative Press,” co-authored with Henry Schwarz, Critique (Spring, 1996) 37.3: 205-220.

“Forms of Technological Embodiment: Reading the Body in Contemporary Culture,” Body and Society (1995) 1.3/4: 215-237. (Revision subsequently published in my book:  Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women, Duke UP, 1996.)

“Displacing Literature: Cultural Studies, Pedagogy, and the Literature Classroom.” Co-authored with Michael Greer. Changing Classroom Practices: Resources for Literary and Cultural Studies, ed. David Downing, National Council of Teachers of English Press, 1994: 275-307.

“Cultural Studies and the Undergraduate Literature Classroom,” Cultural Studies in the English Classroom, eds. James Berlin and Michael Vivion. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1993: 145-164.

“Feminism for the Incurably Informed,” South Atlantic Quarterly 92.4 (Fall, 1993): 681-712. (Revision subsequently published in my book: Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women , Duke UP, 1996.)

“The Virtual Body in Cyberspace,” Journal of Research in Technology and Philosophy 13 (1993): 119-139. (Revision subsequently published in my book:Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women, Duke UP, 1996.)

“On the Cutting Edge: Cosmetic Surgery and the Technological Production of the Gendered Body.” Camera Obscura 28 (1992): 207-237. (Revision subsequently published in my book:  Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women, Duke UP, 1996.)

“Feminism and Cultural Studies.” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 24.1 (Spring 1991): 50-73.

“Introduction: Feminist Cultural Studies.” With Paula A. Treichler. and Women and Language 13.1 (1990): 3-6.

“Reading the Body in Contemporary Culture: An annotated bibliography.”Women and Languagee 13.1 (1990): 64-85.

“Rethinking Ethnography: A Work of the Feminist Imagination.” Studies in Symbolic Interactionism, 11 (1990): 75-86.

“Imagining Cyborgs: Postmodernism and Symbolic Interactionism.” Studies in Symbolic Interactionism, 10 (1989): 369-79.

“Reading Cyborgs Writing Feminism.” Communication 10 (1988): 331-344. (Revision subsequently published in my book:  Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women, Duke UP, 1996.)

“Unwrapping the Postmodern: A Feminist Glance.” Journal of Communication Inquiry 11.1 (1987): 64-72.