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February 2020

KMDI Speaker Series Presents: Vicissitudes of a Transdiciplinary Maverick

Thu, February 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 728, Bissell Building, 140 St. George St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G6 Canada
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KMDI Speaker series - Nina Czegledy

KMDI Speaker Series Presents: Vicissitudes of a Transdiciplinary Maverick About this Event The KMDI Speaker Series presents Nina Czegledy, an independent media artist, curator, and researcher.   About Speaker: Nina Czegledy, independent media artist, curator, and…

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March 2020

CANCELED: Reprising Franklin’s Real World of Technology: “Hacking” the Lit Review

Fri, March 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Digital Coworking Space, Rooms MN3233 + MN33235, University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ONTARIO ON L5L 1C6 Canada
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Hacking-The Literature Review event

Reprising The Real World of Technology: Ursula Franklin Working Group presents a unique opportunity to rethink the way we conduct literature reviews, using approaches and ideas inspired by the renowned philosopher of technology, Ursula Franklin.…

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CANCELED: KMDI Speaker Series and the Faculty of Information Presents: The Promise of AI – Reckoning and Judgment

Thu, March 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 728, Bissell Building, 140 St. George St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G6 Canada
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KMDI Speaker series - The Promise of Artificial Intelligence

About this event: The KMDI and the Faculty of Information are proud to present a book talk and reception celebrating the publication of Professor Brian Cantwell Smith's new monograph “Reckoning and Judgment – The Promise…

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CANCELED: Reprising Franklin’s Real World of Technology: Synthesis + Applying The Real World Today

Fri, March 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Inforum, 4th floor, Bissell Building, 140 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3G6 Canada
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Synthesis and Applying the Real World Today event

Reprising The Real World of Technology: Ursula Franklin Working Group presents a unique opportunity to rethink the legacy of Ursula Franklin’s prescient contributions to conversations about technology and society. This workshop will first present a synthesis…

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November 2020

Critical Technology Podcast – Ep1. Platforms and Cultural Production

Mon, November 30, 2020 - Fri, April 30, 2021
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As the media and cultural industries have shifted to digital platforms (like Facebook, Apple, and Amazon), massive changes in how cultural content is made, distributed, and consumed have unfolded. In this episode, Dr. Sara Grimes…

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December 2020

Critical Technology Podcast – Ep2. Educational Technologies in Refugee Camps

Mon, December 7, 2020 - Fri, April 30, 2021
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Educational technologies and online learning have received a lot of attention lately, as schools worldwide shifted to remote delivery. But for children and youth in refugee camps, access to education has long been embedded in…

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Critical Technology Podcast – Ep3. The City as Platform

Mon, December 14, 2020 - Fri, April 30, 2021
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The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) across our devices, information systems, and built environments is reshaping the design and function of the technologies that surround us. From AI-generated designer chairs to smart cities, this shift…

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March 2021

Critical Technology Podcast – Ep4. Distributed Blackness

March 8 - April 30
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In his critically acclaimed new book, Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures (2020, New York University Press), Dr. Andre Brock Jr, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, positions Blackness at the very centre of Internet…

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Critical Technology Podcast – Ep5. Transgressive/Toxic Play

March 15 - April 30
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Digital gaming is a vital source of fun, relaxation, learning and social connection for kids and adults alike. But people don’t always “play nice” and games can also become the sites of interpersonal conflict, trolling,…

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Critical Technology Podcast – Ep6. Creativity Everything

March 22 - April 30
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From sourdough starters and "covid gardens," to homemade face masks and Sea Shanty TikToks, the pandemic has inspired a boom in crafting, making, artistic expression, and everyday creativity. In this episode, Dr. Sara Grimes (Director…

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