Call For Participants: Log Out! Resistance Within and Against Platform Labour

Our friends at the the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto invitesparticipants to an international symposium that will address forms of resistance within and against platform labour. An emerging wave of struggles in sectors such as logistics, food delivery, journalism, and other platform-based sites of labour has shown how workers resist…

Reblog: EDGI’s Pursuing a Toxic Agenda: Environmental Injustice in the Early Trump Administration

TRU is excited to share EDGI’s new report on environmental justice, toxics, and Trump: Pursuing a Toxic Agenda: Environmental Injustice in the Early Trump Administration. It shows how Trump administration actions on pipelines, pesticides, and chemicals is increasing environmental violence, especially for Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and low-income commun ities, as well as farm workers. It also…

EDGI Wins Making and Doing Distinguished Achievement Award from 4S!

Congratulations to EDGI on being awarded the Making and Doing Distinguished Achievement Award from 4S! From the Society for Social Studies of Science, “The STS Making and Doing initiative aims at encouraging 4S members to share scholarly practices of participation, engagement, and intervention in their fields of study. It highlights scholarly practices for producing and expressing…

Reblog: Towards an Environmental Data Justice Statement: Initial Thoughts

TRU members Michelle Murphy, Matt Price, Dawn Walker, and Patrick Connolly joined EDGI at their Enacting Environmental Data Justice event 4S pre-event. Breaking off into three tracks, Michelle co-facilitated the Writing a Statement on Environmental Data Justice, Dawn facilitated the Data Together track, and Patrick facilitated the Open Track: Rapid Prototyping Social Interventions. In the…

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…