Publications

Book

(2015) Rendering Life Molecular: Models, Modelers, and Excitable Matter. Durham: Duke University Press. Recipient of the 2016 Robert K. Merton Award from the Science, Knowledge and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association.

Podcasts

Natasha Myers talks Plants and the Planthropocene with Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer | Cultures of Energy Podcast | Episode 12

An Interview on Rendering Life Molecular with Carla Nappi, New Books in STS, New Books Network

A discussion about science and mechanism: Jessica Riskin and Natasha Myers, Interdisciplinary Radio

Research-Creation Projects

Becoming Sensor in an Oak Savannah, with Ayelen Liberona

Essays and Articles

(2016) ‘Photosynthesis,’ in ‘Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen,’ eds Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian, Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology Website, January 21, 2016.

(2015) ‘Conversations on Plant Sensing: Notes from the Field,’ NatureCulture 03: p. 35-66.

(2015) The Politics of Care in Technoscience, a Special Issue of Social Studies of Science, edited by Aryn Martin, Natasha Myers, and Ana Viseu. With essays by Michelle Murphy, Astrid Schrader, Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, Ana Viseu, and commentary by Martha Kenny, Kelly Ladd, Melissa Atkinson-Graham, Emily Simmonds, and Cameron Murray.

(2015) ‘Amplifying the Gaps between Climate Science and Forest Policy: The Write2Know Project and Participatory Dissent’ in Canada Watch, Special Issue on ‘The Politics of Evidence‘, edited by Colin Coates with Guest Editors Jody Berland and Jennifer Dalton. A Politics of Evidence Working Group and Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies Joint Publication.

(2015) ‘Edenic Apocalypse: Singapore’s End-of-Time Botanical Tourism,’ in Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments, and Epistemologies, edited by Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin (Open Humanities Press).

(2015) ‘Write2Know: Amplifying the Silences of Muzzled Scientists and Performing Participatory Democracy’ Centre for Imaginative Ethnography, Responding to Current Events Series

(2014) A Kriya for Cultivating Your Inner Plant, Imaginings Series, Centre for Imaginative Ethnography.

(2014) ‘Rendering Machinic Life,’ in Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited, edited by Michael Lynch, Steve Woolgar, Janet Vertesi, and Catelijne Coopmans (MIT Press): 153-176.

with Carla Hustak (2012) ‘Involutionary Momentum: Affective Ecologies and the Sciences of Plant/Insect Encounters‘ in differences: a journal of feminist cultural studies 23(3): 74-117. Special Issue “Feminist Theory Out of Science” edited by Sophia Roosth and Astrid Schrader.

(2012) ‘Dance Your PhD: Embodied Animations, Body Experiments and the Affective Entanglements of Life Science Research’, Body & Society 18 (1): 151-189. Special issue on Animation and Automation, edited by Jackie Stacey and Lucy Suchman.

with Joseph Dumit (2011) ‘Haptic Creativity and the Mid-Embodiments of Experimental Life’ in Mascia-Lees, Fran (ed), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (Wiley-Blackwell): 239-261.

(2011) ‘Poaching Mushrooms: Lessons from the Matsutake Worlds Research Group.’ Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers 99/100: 139-141

(2010) ‘Pedagogy and Performativity: Rendering Lives in Science in the Documentary Naturally Obsessed: The making of a scientist.’ Isis: Focus Section on Performing Science, 101 (4): 817–828.

(2009) ‘Performing the Protein Fold’, in Turkle, Sherry (ed), Simulations and Its Discontents (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

(2008) ‘Conjuring Machinic Life’Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 2 (1): 112-121.

(2008) ‘Molecular Embodiments and the Body-work of Modeling in Protein Crystallography’Social Studies of Science 38/2: 163-199.

(2006) ‘Animating Mechanism: Animations and the Propagation of Affect in the Lively Arts of Protein Modeling’, Science Studies 19/2: Special Issue on the Future of Feminist Technoscience: 6-30.

(2005) ‘Visions for Embodiment in Technoscience’, in Tripp, Peggy and Linda Muzzin (eds), Teaching as Activism: Equity Meets Environmentalism (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press): 255-67.