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Natasha Myers, "Becoming Sensor for a Planthroposcene"
With special guest Natasha Myers, anthropologist, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Natasha Myers is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at York University. She is director of the Plant Studies Collaboratory and co-founder of Toronto’s Technoscience Salon. Her current ethnographic projects speculate on the contours of the Planthroposcene, with investigations spanning the arts and sciences of vegetal sensing and sentience, the politics of gardens, and the enduring colonial violence of restoration ecology. Her first book, Rendering Life Molecular: Models, Modelers, and Excitable Matter (Duke 2015) won the 2016 Robert Merton Book Prize from the American Sociological Association’s section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology. She is also the co-author, with Carla Hustak, of the recent book Le Ravissement de Darwin: Le langage des plantes (Éditions la Découverte, 2020), the French translation of their widely-cited 2012 essay, “Involutionary Momentum: Affective Ecologies and the Science of Plant/Insect Encounters.” Her website is http://natashamyers.org.

Oct 22, 2020 07:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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