Book Launch: The Economization of Life — September 21

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Michelle Murphy’s book, The Economization of Life (Duke University Press 2017). This is Michelle’s third single-authored book but only her first launch! To kick-off the TRU’s 2017-18 events, many of her peers and collaborators want to celebrate her latest achievement, and to honor her as a colleague,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…