Join us for a night with Finn Brunton exploring the unknown histories of bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Brunton will be drawing from his new book, Digital Cash, which explores the social and political origins of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and its blockchain technologies. Copies of Digital Cash will be available for purchase on site.
Join us for an evening on digital Islamophobia with Tanner Mirrlees, Barbara Perry and Moska Rokay - from media resistance and new archival practices, to the the platforming of hate to the problem of legibility. This evening will have a very localized focus even while we talk about the digital realm. This Monday Night Seminar is a collaboration between the McLuhan Centre and the Centre for Islamic Studies.
Log Out! 2 brings together researchers and workers to discuss how digital capitalism can be confronted and subverted.
SPEAKERS Sareeta Amrute [University of Washington and Data & Society] Sreyan Chatterjee [Vidhi Center for Legal Policy, New Delhi] Nicole Cohen [University of Toronto] Niels van Doorn [University of Amsterdam] Silvia Masiero [Loughborough University] Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya [University of California Berkeley] Rida Qadri [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] Greig de Peuter [Wilfrid Laurier University] Winifred Poster [Washington University St. Louis] Jack Qiu [Chinese University of Hong Kong] Tanay Gandhi [Center for Internet and Society, New Delhi] Noopur Raval [University of California Irvine] Michael Siciliano [Queen’s University] Jamie Woodcock [Open University]
WORKER ORGANIZATIONS ROUNDTABLE Foodsters United Vice Union Tech Worker Coalition Game Workers Unite!
Reprising the Real World of Technology: Ursula Franklin Working Group presents a tri-campus hack-a-thon focused on rethinking the legacy of Franklin's contributions to conversations about technology and society. This is the first of three workshops in the series, held tomorrow at the UTSC Library Makerspace.
Reprising The Real World of Technology: Ursula Franklin Working Group presents a unique opportunity to rethink the way we conduct literature reviews, using approaches and ideas inspired by renowned philosopher of technology, Ursula Franklin. We will draw on key concepts from Franklin’s The Real World of Technology to understand how search engines (re)structure our relationships to libraries and to information more broadly. This text will also be the topic of the preliminary “lit review” that we’ll conduct as a group, uncovering the limits and bias found within common search tools and strategies, and sharing tips and strategies for how to use them more effectively and reflexively.
This is workshop 2/3 of the working group's tri-campus hack-a-thon series.
Reprising The Real World of Technology: Ursula Franklin Working Group presents a unique opportunity to rethink the legacy of Ursula Franklin’s prescient contributions to conversations about technology and society. This workshop will first present a synthesis of results from two earlier workshops that draw on key concepts from Franklin’s The Real World of Technology to map the intellectual impact of Franklin’s work and to create a lit review to unpack how search engines (re)structure our relationships to libraries and to information more broadly. Then we will explore how we can apply Franklin’s work to contemporary technological issues and events, suffused within the rhetoric of ‘innovation’ and ‘disruption,’ that have very real material impacts on equity, inclusion, diversity, social justice, privacy, resilient and environmentally sound communities, and peace.
This is the final workshop of the working group's tri-campus hack-a-thon series.