Technoscience Salon

2010-11 :: Open Concept


Open Concept

This year the Salon gathers up scholars, artists, and scientists to spark collective interventions in ways of reckoning with power, relations of exchange, and forms of life in technoscientific worlds.

We are propelled by the provocation: What now? What might follow from the conceptual and political labor that has shaped current thinking about the lives and worlds of technoscience?

The Open Concept Salons invite you to join us to work intensively and creatively on a series of keywords that have been or might become generative for rethinking relations in technoscience.

Conceptual Practice

Conception means both the formation of thought and the generation of life.  Acts of conception and practices of conceptualization produce real material effects. Feminist technoscience scholars remind us that we need to take good care of our concepts. The Open Concept Salon opens up inquiry into the agencies, effects, and affects of concepts, and offers a site for doing the conceptual work of reckoning with what matters in contemporary technoscience.

The 2010-11 Salon was organized by Michelle Murphy (UofT), Natasha Myers (York), Emily Simmonds (York), and Sarah Tracy (UofT)


Concepts & Conceptacles :: Friday October 1

Open Concept Opening Party, 4-6 p.m.@ Magpie, 831 Dundas Street West

Michelle Murphy (UofT), Joe Dumit (UC Davis), and Natasha Myers (York)

Forgiveness :: Friday October 22

Alexis Shotwell (Laurentian) and Alice MacLachlan (York)

Experiment :: Friday November 12

Natalie Jeremijenko (NYU) and Lucy Suchman (Lancaster)

Propagation :: Friday January 14

Natalie Loveless (UCSC), Shiho Satsuka (UofT) and Joan Steigerwald (York)

Ecology :: Friday February 11

Jaime Yard (York), Carla Hustak (UofT),  Shubhra Gururani (York)

Logistics :: Friday March 4

Joe Masco (U of Chicago) and Deborah Cowen ( UofT)

Medias in res :: Friday April 22

Melissa Atkinson-Graham (York), Sebastián Gil-Riaño (UofT), and Marc Lafleur (York)