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…


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…


Essay :: Querying Eco-logics

Read and share this collectively written essay that queries ecology along with the Technoscience Salon.
“Querying Eco-logics: A collective experiment in affective ecologies and the politics of form and function” by Astrid Schrader, Roberta Buiani, Jessica Caporusso, Lisa Cockburn, Peter Hobbs, Kelly Ladd, Darren Patrick