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…

New Articles by Kira Lussier and Bretton Fosbrook

We are pleased to announce that TRU members Bretton Fosbrook and Kira Lussier have published in the most recent issue of Business History Review (90.4, January 2016).  Kira offers a history of “Managerial Intuition” and Bretton provides an analysis of the concept of Heterarchy in “The Evolution of the Heterarchical Organization.”  Kira and Bretton, along with Justin Douglas,…

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…