Queering Surveillance Research

March 6, 2014 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Stephanie Perrin: Hi, my name is Stephanie Perrin and I am honored and privileged to be one David’s students. In that capacity, I must say I asked him how he would like to be introduced and he—no, not close […]

J. G. Ballard and the Pornographic Imaginary

April 3, 2014 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Ashley Scarlett: Dr. Zabet Patterson is a force. Since completing a PhD in rhetoric at UC Berkeley in 2007, she’s not only taken up an assistant professorship in the art department at Stony Brook but also has a forthcoming […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Hero: A Media Archaeology of Body-Mounted Technologies of the Self

January 30, 2014 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Ashley Scarlett: Lisa Cartwright is an artist and a professor at UC San Diego, where she is appointed in the department of communication, science studies, critical gender studies and visual arts. Lisa works across film, media, and visual studies; […]

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 […]

My Hero: A Media Archaeology of Tiny Viewfinderless Cameras as Technologies of Intra-Subjective Action

This essay draws from visual studies, feminist science and technology studies, and performance studies to put into historical perspective the popular phenomenon of the small viewfinderless action camera. We are interested in how camera technology and camera practice are enmeshed in the gendered performance of subjectivity and intersubjectivity in an era during which the viewfinderless […]

Shooting Theory – An Accident of Fast Feminism

January 16, 2014 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Rebecka Sheffield: I am very excited to introduce our speaker today, Dr. Shannon Bell. Dr. Bell is a performance philosopher who lives and writes philosophy in action and experimental philosophy. She is also the founder of fast feminism, or […]