nstallation view of Soldadera, a series of works by Nao Bustamante exhibited at the Vincent Price Art Museum in 2015, curated by Jennifer Doyle. Foreground:  "Kevlar Fighting Costumes" (set of 5), 2015; background: Rebozo, 2015 (video) and Soldadera, 2015 (wall piece). Photo: Dale Grine.

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,…

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Motivated or Manipulated? by Kira Lussier

Read Kira Lussier’s guest blog “Motivated or Manipulated? Ernest Dichter and David McClelland at Work” published on the website Hidden Persuaders.  The essay  discusses a recent New York Times article on Amazon employees, placing its critique within the history of how motivational psychology has been used in the workplace.  Kira’s dissertation traces the twentieth century history of…

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Alterlife Four Campus Seminar

We are excited for the TRU to be part of the  Alterlife, Conditions, Aftermaths graduate seminar, a collaboration across four universities: University of Toronto, UC Davis, University of Chicago, and UC Berkeley.  The course is inspired by the Engineered Worlds Conference held in October of 2015, and organized by Joseph Masco in collaboration with Tim…

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Jan. 14th :: Developing Constipation :: Sarah Tracy with Sebastián Gil-Riaño

Sarah Tracy will be presenting “Developing Constipation: Dietary Fibre, Western Disease, and Industrial Carbohydrates, 1968-1984,” a paper written in collaboration with TRU alumni  Sebastián Gil-Riaño, on January 14th, 2016 at the UTSC series Culinaria’s event  and inaugural Connaught Seminar workshop, “Culinary Infrastructure,” Event Time: Thursday, January 14, from 3-4:00 (and entire workshop from 10-5:00) Location: HW525C at UTSC…

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“Desire by Design” Patrick Keilty

The TRU’s Patrick Keilty will be giving a lecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor’s School of Information on January 14th at 12:00 in the Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad Keilty’s talk, “Desire by Design,” examines the strategic interface designs of online pornography websites that pull viewers into a trancelike “flow” that requires no complex…

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Announcing Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience

The TRU is proud to be part of the editorial collective announcing the First Issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. Catalyst is a juried online journal that expands the feminist and critical intellectual legacies of science and technology studies into theory-intensive research, critique, and practice, supporting intersectional and transnational scholarship and fostering accessibility and experimentation…