Technoscience Salon

Launched in 2008, the Technoscience Salon is an open forum for entangling intellectual and political questions about technoscience while remixing the disciplines composing Science and Technology Studies. Meeting monthly, the Salon aims to create a lively community of thinkers with interests in technoscience studies from around the GTA and beyond.  The Salon takes up a new theme each year. Drawing participants from multiple universities as well as artistic and technical communities, the Salon aspires to prompt playful and experimental engagements, as well as new collaborations and conversations.  The Salon is co-organized by Michelle Murphy, Natash Myers, and collaborators.  From 2008-2013, the Salon was funded by the  SSHRC Situating Science Cluster Grant

Unsettling Practices:: 2015-16 Technoscience Salon

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The theme of the 2015-16 Technoscience Salon is Unsettling Practices.   Practices are more than pragmatic protocols – they are ways of composing and cutting relations, of recognizing and denying responsibilities, and of opening and foreclosing potentials. This year’s salon invites the critical cultivation of skills that can disturb, stir up, and set into motion the sedimented relations that make up what and how we know and do.  How might practices be unsettled? How do practices make trouble?  Read the full provocation here  

Past Salons 

2014-15 :: Activitating Evidence (Organized by Natasha Myers and Metalab)

2013-14 :: Critical Itineraries (Organized by Michelle Murphy, Shiho Satsuka, and Sebastian Gil-Riaño.

2012-13 :: Ecologies (Organized by Michelle Murphy, Astrid Schrader, and Natasha Myers)

2011-12 :: Extensions (Organized by Michelle Murphy, Natasha Myers, and Sofie Afriat)

2010-11 :: Open Concept (Organized by Michelle Murphy, Natasha Myers, Emily Simmonds, and Sarah Tracy)

2008-09 & 2009-10 :: Mix and Stir (Organized by Edward Jones-Imhotep, Michelle Murphy, Natasha Myers & Sergio Sismondo)

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