Patrick Keilty
Works in Toronto Canada

Patrick Keilty is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. He works at the intersection of media studies, technology studies, and information studies. His primary teaching and research field is new media studies, with a particular focus on digital theory, visual culture, new media art, gender, sexuality, and critical theory. He is co-editor of Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader (2013). His SSHRC-funded research has or will have been published in Scholar & Feminist Online, The Information Society, Knowledge Organization, Library Trends, Proceedings of ASIS&T, and Proceedings of the iConference. He recently presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies; Society for Literature, Science and the Arts; Contours of Algorithmic Life; Women and Technology Conference; Congress on Research in Dance; and the American Society for Information Science & Technology. He has been invited to give talks at the National University of Singapore, Temple University, York University, and OCAD. He has written on topics as varied as embodiment and technology, algorithmic display, the history of information retrieval, technological transformations of gendered labor, women in computing, design and experience, compulsion and control, metadata and the creation of fetishistic networks, new forms of sexual nomenclature as taxonomies for navigating pornographic databases, and feminist and queer new media and technoscience issues generally.
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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: