The EDGI Toolkit — Built in Toronto!

The TRU is excited to announce the launch of the EDGI toolkit in support of data archiving events and #DataRescue. The toolkit was made possible by the efforts of TRU members and the Civic Tech TO community, and all those who participated at the Guerrilla Archiving Event. If you are thinking about hosting your own event,…

Guerrilla Archiving Event: Saving Environmental Data from Trump

Call to Action: Care about Trump, data, or the environment? Join us for a full day of hackathon activities in preparation for the Trump presidency. Date: 10am-4pm, December 17, 2016 Location: Bissell Building, 4th Floor, 140 St. George St. University of Toronto RSVP and up-to-date information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1828129627464671/ Bring: laptops, power bars, and snacks.  Coffee and Pizza…

CFP: Techniques of the Corporation

Call For Papers: Techniques of the Corporation Conference May 4-6, 2017 University of Toronto How do corporations know themselves and their world? Over the last 150 years, corporations, like universities and laboratories, have generated an abundance of knowledge-making techniques in the form of psychological test, efficiency technologies, scenario planning, and logistical systems. As dominant forms…

New Report on Flame Retardants and Failure of Canadian Regulations

A coalition of researchers between the Technoscience Resaerch Unit, Politics of Evidence Working Group, and Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) have produced a new report highlighting the failure of federal regulations to keep harmful flame retardant chemicals out of homes and consumer products.  Toxic by Design by the Endocrine Disruptors Action Group (EDAction) brings critical science…

Traversing Technologies Special Issue

Huge congratulations to Patrick Keilty on this wonderful special issue of Scholar and Feminist Online.  This issue is the culmination of a year long series Patrick organized on Queer and Feminist Technoscience at the University of Toronto. It includes articles by Shaka McGlotten, Scott Webel, Safiya Umoja Noble, Margaret Rhee, Lisa Cartwright, D. Andy Rice,…