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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]