Feminist Research at the Digital/Material Boundary

December 12, 2013 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Some of the material in this transcript has since appeared in two other publications: Suchman, L. (2015). Situational Awareness: Deadly bioconvergence at the boundaries of bodies and machines. Media Tropes, V(1), 1-24. Suchman, L. (2016). Confinguring the Other: Sensing […]

Black Data

February 13, 2014 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Shaka McGlotten: Why are Black people important? This is how comedian, geek, and author Baratunde Thurston began his 2009 SXSW slideshow, “How to Be Black (Online).” His playful intro, which I have appropriated in its entirety here, led into […]

Final Frontier: Heritage Villages, Collective Memory and Urban Futures

April 10, 2014 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Blake Williams: Good afternoon, thank you for coming. Today I have the honor and the privilege to introduce our special guest speaker from York University, who in a moment will deliver her talk “Final Frontier: Heritage Villages, Collective Memory […]

Enigma Symbiotica

Enigma Symbiotica is a multi-year project on the enigmatic riddle of our symbiosis with increasing technologized modes that are rapidly accelerating our demise. In this video, I begin to crack the code of the ideology of globalized neoliberal techno-capitalism, a modernist project that extends colonial violence. I want to agitate, hack and glitch the contemporary […]

User be Used: Leveraging the Play in the System

This article is reprinted with permission from New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader, ed. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Anna Watkins Fisher with Thomas Keenan (New York: Routledge, 2015). What does radical politics look like in the era of networks? In a moment of unprecedented connectivity, what room for maneuver remains in […]

Final Frontier: Heritage Villages, Collective Memory, and Urban Futures

French sociologist Bruno Latour has talked about the incredible career that the term “design” has had: “From a surface feature in the hands of a not-so-serious-profession that added features in the purview of much-more-serious professionals (engineers, scientists, accountants), design has been spreading continuously so that it increasingly matters to the very substance of production. What […]

“Feminist Bitches” and “Fucking Dykes”: Forging a Feminist Alliance in Digital Gameplay and Scholarship

February 6, 2014 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Chris Young: Jen Jenson is professor of pedagogy and technology in the faculty of education and director of the Institute for Research on Learning Technologies at York University. She received a BA and MA at the University of Washington […]

Local Autonomy Networks: Post-Digital Networks, Post-Corporate Communications

March 27, 2014 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Gabby Resch: micha cárdenas has one of those really rich, descriptive bios that looks great on paper and screen, but is so much more interesting and revealing when you peel back the layers and discover this really rich map […]

Trans of Color Poetics: Stitching Bodies, Concepts, and Algorithms

On October 6, 2015, Keisha Jenkins was shot and killed in Philadelphia, becoming the twenty-first trans woman killed in the US that year.[1] 2014 saw trans women of color gaining unprecedented visibility in the mainstream media, an increase in visibility that coincided with a dramatic increase in the number of murders, up from fourteen in […]

Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues: Understanding the Nonprofit Industrial Complex

In October 2013, BCRW and The Engaging Tradition Project at The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School co-convened a conference called Queer Dreams and Non-Profit blues to examine the critiques emerging from queer and feminist activists and scholars about the impact of funding on social movement agendas and formations. During the […]