Patrick Keilty is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, and teaches in the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies there. His research considers what digital technologies mean for feminist and queer politics, art, and culture. He particularly focuses on visual culture, metadata and database logic, phenomenology, and visual culture. He is the co-editor of Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader and his monograph project examines how our embodied engagements with labyrinthine qualities of database design mediate aesthetic objects and structure sexual desire.
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Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience

Thu Nov 14, 2013 16:00 - Thu Apr 10, 2014

Toronto, Canada

Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience is a SSHRC-funded colloquium series hosted by the Faculty of Information (iSchool) at the University of Toronto (UofT), which runs from November 2013 - April 2014. UofT co-sponsors include the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Visual Studies, the Centre for the Study of the United States, the Institute for the History and Philosophy and Science and Technology, and the Women and Gender Studies Institute.

The colloquium series examines the current state of feminist and queer approaches to technoscience, including cyber-feminism, eco-feminism, postcolonial technoscience, data and information, epistemology, object-oriented ontology, critical design studies, new media art, hacktivism, artivism, embodiment and technology, performance and technology, and visual culture in technoscience.

Public talks by Sandra Harding (Nov. 14), Anna Watkins Fisher (Dec. 5), Lucy Suchman (Dec. 12), Shannon Bell (Jan. 16), Lisa Cartwright (Jan. 30), Jennifer Jenson (Feb. 6), Shaka McGlotten (Feb. 13), Michelle Murphy (Feb. 27), David Phillips (March 6), Vera Frenkel (March 13), Kavita Philip (March 20), micha cárdenas (March 27), Zabet Patterson (April 3), and Janine Marchessault (April 10). All talks will be held at the iSchool, 140 St. George Street, Room 728, from 4-6pm, unless otherwise indicated. Free and open to the public. All talks will be webcast, recorded, and transcribed.

All speakers will host a faculty and graduate student workshop. Please inquire with Professor Patrick Keilty for more details: