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Rosie Cross (born 1958) is an Australian Internet publisher, best known as the founder of Geek girl, a popular Australian magazine and website that began in 1995.

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Rosie (X) Cross

Rosie Cross, lives in Newtown, Australia, which is a suburb of Sydney. She can be also known as Rosie X, and is the founder of Geek girl, a popular Australian magazine and website that began in 1995. The technology community sees Rosie as a computer geek. Twitter (@rosiex), is another outlet where she gives her thoughts on cyber-feminism.

Background

Rosie Cross received a bachelor's degree of Communications (arts degree - journalism) from Mitchell College of Advanced Education, Bathurst in 1986. She initially worked as a freelance radio producer and writer. She mainly wrote about the Internet culture and how it was shifting. She did programs about the same topic that were broadcast on ABC. Rosie then created the first ever cyber-feminist e-zine (Geekgirl). She has appeared in Wired and Australian magazines such as 21•C magazine.

With the website Geekgirl Rosie combined her interests in print, radio, and video. She promoted the idea that women now had technology tools to achieve new possibilities that they could not achieve before. She also believed the opportunities for women were greater. To her, the World Wide Web was the start of a new beginning for women.

Recognition

She has been recognized numerous times for her work on Geekgirl. From 1993-2015 (geekgirl.com.au) has been recognized as Australia's longest and continuously running online publication. Cross won the Intel Achievement Award for Excellence in 2002.

Her work has been archived by a number of museums, including the National Museum of Australia and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Warhol told her that if Andy Warhol were alive, he would enjoy what she has done.

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Rosie Cross Wikipedia


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