Storytelling as a Nexus of Change in the Relationship between Gender and Technology: A Feminist Approach to Software Design

Justine Cassell
MIT Media Laboratory


Narrative might well be considered a solution to a problem of general human concern, namely, the problem of how to translate knowing into telling, the problem of fashioning human experience into a form assimilable to structures of meaning that are generally human rather than culture-specific. (White, 1981)

Women repeatedly used the metaphor of voice to depict their intellectual and ethical development; and for them the development of a sense of voice, mind, and self were intrinsically intertwined. (Finke, 1993)