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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


Technoscience Salon 2015-16 :: Unsettling Practices

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?

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New Book – Shiho Satsuka’s Nature in Translation

Congratulations to Shiho Satsuka on the publication of her book Nature in Translation: Japanese Tourism Encounters the Canadian Rockies (Duke University Press, 2015). Nature in Translation is an ethnographic exploration in the cultural politics of the translation of knowledge about nature. Shiho Satsuka follows the Japanese tour guides who lead hikes, nature walks, and sightseeing…