Events

March 2017

Keynote Lecture @McGill Anthropology Graduate Student Conference

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January 2017

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November 2016

Keynote Lecture at Tuning Speculation IV

2016-2017 Technoscience Salon

Organized by Michelle Murphy, Patrick Kielty and Natasha Myers

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2016 4S/EASST Conference, Barcelona, September 3

Elements Thinking

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Text from Natasha Myers’s talk: Photosynthetic Mattering: Rooting into the Planthroposcene

2016 Gellner Seminar, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

From Cosmos to Genes: New Materialist Methodologies Crossing the Humanities, Natural, and Technosciences

Lecture by Natasha Myers “Becoming Sensor in an Oak Savannah Photosynethetic Mattering, Kinesthetic Attunements, and Protocols for an Ungrid-able Ecology

Becoming Sensor in an Oak Savannah, Spring 2016

Kinesthetic Imaging and Listening to the compositions and decompositions of an Oak Savannah in Toronto’s High Park. Research Creation project with Ayelen Liberona.

See our site, Becoming Sensor in an Oak Savannah for more information.

Emily Carr University

Rust Never Sleeps: Growth and Decay in the Making of Art

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Public Lecture by Natasha Myers Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. Room 245, North Building

Opening Reception Tuesday, May 31, 7:30pm in the Charles H. Scott Gallery

Artists: Arnaud Desjardin, Jason de Haan, Raphael Hefti, Ruben Ochoa, Holly Schmidt

The title of Neil Young’s 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps speaks to the concept behind this exhibition of work by five artists who employ naturally occurring growth—salt, mould, rust, flowers and lichen spores—as their materials. The resulting works address commodity, use value, causality, chance and instability.

UCLA Center for the Study of Women, May 17, 2016

Speaker Series: Feminism + the Senses: Sense Data and Sensitivity in an Age of Precarity

Ungrid-able Ecologies: Cultivating the Arts of Attention in a 10,000 Year-old Happening

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The Gladstone Hotel’s Grow Op 2016

Artist’s Talks@Grow Op

The Gladstone Hotel is proud to present Grow Op 2016 from April 21-24, an annual art exhibition that boasts over 30 thought-provoking installations. With projects that probe our relationship to nature, Grow Op invites a dialogue about ecology and the environment, public spaces, urbanism and the future of Toronto. The exhibition brings together a range of diciplines to showcase innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape, art and horticulture. With these intersections, new ideas emerge. Join us in the Ballroom on Wednesday April 20 from 8-10pm for a free and lively discussion that will bring these ideas to life.

So let’s talk! Zahra Ebrahim will speak with Jason Logan (artist and entrepreneur with Toronto Ink Company), Natasha Myers (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Plant Studies Collaboratory at York University) and Joaquin Sevillano (twice exhibiting Grow Op artist and designer with LandArtDesign.)

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Gladstone Hotel – 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6, Canada – View Map

Sensing the Oak Savannah: A Multi-Sensory Walk Through a 10,000 Year-old Happening

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This multi-sensory tour of High Park’s Black Oak Savannah offers a glimpse into the deep-time of a remarkable ecology that is both in-the-making and coming undone. Guided visualizations, deep listening and close observations will vegetalize participants’ sensoria, tuning them in to the savannah’s ongoing transformations in a rapidly changing world.

Artists: Ayelen Liberona and Natasha Myers

RSVP to join the walk: Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24, 2016, 2 p.m.

Meeting Location: High Park Gates at Parkside Drive and High Park Boulevard, Toronto

Duration: 2 hours. Please dress for the weather.

Mutant Anthropologies Workshop and Public Lecture, Rice University, Department of Anthropology, April 5, 2016

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UC Davis, STS Public Lecture, February 17, 2016

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UC Berkeley, Department of Geography Colloquium, Feb 10, 2016

From Edenic Apocalypse to Gardens Against Eden: Plants and People in and After the Anthropocene

York Circle Alumni Events: A War on Science? The Politics of Evidence in Canada Today, September 29, 2015

Public Seminar, Environmental Humanities, University of New South Wales, Sydney

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Acting With Nonhuman Entities, Kyoto University

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Animal Exchanges, Oxford University

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The 2012-13 Technoscience Salon :: Ecologies

Organized by Michelle Murphy, Natasha Myers, and Astrid Schrader

The Politics of Care in Technoscience :: Workshop at York University

Organized by Aryn Martin, Natasha Myers, and Ana Viseu

 Keynote lecture at Between: Embodiment in Science Interdisciplinary Conference, Kings College London, June 2012

Keynote Lecture at Situate Yourself :: Embodied Knowledge in Art and Visual Culture, Concordia University, March 2012