Feminist Makerspace’s Twitterbots

On October 15, two days after Ada Lovelace Day, UT Dallas  faculty and students met at the first session of Feminist Makerspace. My colleague Kim Knight led us in a tutorial on Twitterbots. I created Octavia Botler (for those of you unfamiliar with the work of the greatest African American female science fiction novelist, this is a play on Octavia Butler’s name), a bot that imagines a world where feminist science fiction is valued as much as male science fiction, and Hollywood turns classic feminist science fiction novels into film. You can see it at @OBotler.