EDGI Receives J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award from Society of American Archivists!

  Once again, congratulations to the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) on their J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA)! TRU member and Technology Lead Matthew Price traveled to Portland, Oregon to accept the award on July 26, 2017. For immediate release, June 2017/Society of American Archivists: “CHICAGO—The Environmental Data…

Corporate Speculation -May 4th Keynote by Joe Dumit

Announcing the Techniques of the Corporation public keynote Corporate Speculation: Techniques for Calibrating Our Future by Professor Joseph Dumit  (UC Davis, Anthropology) Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 4-6 George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place. Reception to follow.  Please RSVP for reception here   Abstract: I—like many, if not most of you—like to think of futures…

Position Opening: Technoscience Research Unit Program Assistant

Job Description: TRU Program Assistant           The Technoscience Research Unit (TRU) at the University of Toronto is searching for a program assistant who will work in close collaboration with the Director and TRU members. The TRU is a cross-faculty hub for critical and creative research on the politics of technoscience. The TRU is affiliated with…

Plant/People Futures :: April 7th Salon

2016-17 :: (De)Composing Futures April 7 :: Decomposing and Recomposing Plant/People Futures Join us for the Technoscience Salon’s final event of the season where we explore ways to restage plant/people relations in order to cultivate more livable futures for all. Our speakers and stirrers share insights from their work in postcolonial feminist science studies, anthropology, and…

Patrick Keilty on Tedious Feminized Tech Labor

Read TRU member’s Patrick Keilty new article on “Tedious: feminized labor in machine-readable cataloging” in the latest issue of Feminist Media Studies.  Abstract This essay examines previously unexplored IBM reports and manuals that document the development of Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) in the 1960s to understand gendered assumptions manufacturers made about the labor of information retrieval…