Black Technoscience “Here”: 2018-19 Technoscience Salon

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Signifying a simultaneous disruption to and opening up of technoscience,  Black Technoscience “Here” engages with the rich body of aesthetic, artistic and scholarly work on (anti)blackness, science, technology, material cultures, health, consent and ethics both within North America and throughout the African diaspora to collectively question what it means to activate black technoscience thought “here”, in Toronto, at this moment, within the confines of the neoliberal university.  Black Technoscience “Here” is presented by the Technoscience Salon/McLuhan Centre.  Read the full provocation here

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 7 :: #BlackGirlMagic: On Disability and Possibility in the Digital Age

Time :: 4:30-6 pm (reception at 3:30)

Location :: MiST Theatre, 3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

Speakers :: Moya Bailey (Northeastern University)

Past Events:

Monday, October 1 :: Black Technoscience “Here” and the McLuhan Centre Monday Night Seminar presents…

Building: Black Feminist / Queer Digital Justice > Query: Community Activators

Time :: 6-8 pm

Location :: McLuhan Centre, 39 Queen’s Park Cres E, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3

Speakers :: Ladan Siad (OCAD/TRU) and Nasma Ahmed (Digital Justice Lab)


Community organizers and researchers Ladan Siad(Data Justice Researcher, Technoscience Research Unit, Toronto) and Nasma Ahmed (Director, Digital Justice Lab, Toronto) will be in conversation on how data justice practices and visions are being created among Black feminist/queer data justice communities in the city of Toronto and beyond. The event reflects the Black Technoscience “Here” Working Group’s mission to disrupt understandings of technoscientific thought through artistic, aesthetic, technological and scholarly work on (anti)blackness, science, technology, and material cultures within North America and throughout the African diaspora.

Monday, October 15 ::  Agency, Unveiling, Grammar, Refusal :: Sandra Harvey in Conversation with Nicole Charles and OmiSoore Dryden

Time :: 4-6 pm

Location ::  Rotman School of Management Building,  Room 1020, 105 St. George St.

Speakers :: Sandra Harvey(University of California at Irvine) in conversation with Nicole Charles (University of Toronto) and OmiSoore Dryden (Thorneloe University) 

Thursday, December 7 :: Activating Here Where Our Future is Now”

Time :: 4-6 pm

Location :: TBD

Speakers :: d’bi.young anitafrika and Najla Nubyanluv (Watah Theatre)

All salons are free and all are welcome.

Thank you to Black Technoscience “Here” Sponsors ::  McLuhan CentreTechnoscience Research UnitWGSI