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,…

New Catalyst :: Digital Militarisms

The TRU is thrilled to announce that Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience Issue 2(1) is now live at http://catalystjournal.org/ojs/index.php/catalyst/issue/view/6 This issue has a feature section Digital Militarisms and cover art from Nao Bustamante. the issue includes work by Isra Ali, Jennifer Terry, Lucy Suchman, Marisa Brandt, Katherine Chandler, Emily Cohen Ibañez, D. Andy Rice, Eva Mae Gillis-Buck,…

Congratulations to Sarah Tracy, PhD

Congratulations to TRU member Sarah Tracy for successfully defending her excellent PhD thesis “Delicious: A History of Monosodium Glutamate and Umami, the Fifth Taste Sensation.”  Sarah’s beautifully written dissertation narrates the histories of two interrelated objects: the global commodity and flavour enhancer MSG, and umami (roughly translated from the Japanese as “delicious”), the fifth basic taste…

Towards a Precautionary and Strategic Approach to Hazardous Chemicals?

“Towards a Precautionary and Strategic Approach to Hazardous Chemicals?”  Keynote Speaker: David Gee, PhD  Visiting Fellow, Institute of Environment, Health, & Societies, Brunel University, London.    Discussants:  Ray Copes, Chief, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Ontario  Dayna Scott, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University  Miriam Diamond, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, U…

Keywords for Radicals

Congratulations to Kelly Fritsch, co-editor of Keywords for Radicals from AK Press. Bringing together the insights of dozens of scholars and committed troublemakers, Keywords for Radicals constellates a vocabulary of contested words that shape today’s political landscape. Beginning from a consideration of the current radical context, each entry highlights a term’s contested variations, traces the evolution…