A.E. Osworth, author of We Are Watching Eliza Bright, discussed their debut novel about a brilliant, self-taught, woman video game coder, the industry-pervading misogyny she faces, and the resulting violence from male gamers after reporting workplace harassment. That’s only the beginning.
In conversation with Kim Wilkens, founder of Tech-Girls and board member of Charlottesville Women in Tech.
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RECOMMENDED BY THE SPEAKERS
If you’d like to take a deeper dive into topics related to We Are Watching Eliza Bright, the following are recommended by A.E. Osworth and/or Kim Wilkens:
- Everything is Gamergate feature in The New York Times Opinion
- No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
- Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler
- Several People Are Typing by Calvin Kasulke
- Deconstructing CS Culture with Dr. Amy J. Ko – 2021 IEEE RESPECT Keynote (video)
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Osworth offers a sharp take on the deeply disturbing misogyny that lurks online as well as a hopeful look at combatting it.” —Publishers Weekly
“Fiendishly clever, wildly engrossing, and both dark and timely, We Are Watching Eliza Bright is unlike anything I’ve read before. Osworth is a major talent with narrative tricks to spare. I devoured this book.” —Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body
“This brilliantly imagined novel is a first-rate thriller, but it is also a philosophically astute, deeply funny, and generous book that defies categories in all the best ways.” —Luis Jaramillo, author of The Doctor’s Wife
Thanks to our community partners for their help in sharing this event: Charlottesville Pride Community Network, Charlottesville Women in Tech, Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA, UVA Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality, UVA LGBT Committee for Faculty and Staff