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Monday Night Seminar: #Fitter #Happier #MoreProductive

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McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology

39A Queen's Park Crescent East

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The “Monday Night Seminar” carries on the tradition of Marshall McLuhan's public seminars at the University of Toronto. All seminars take place within the same intimate Coach House setting where McLuhan once held court. In this up-close and personal environment, a range of thinkers – academics, activists, scientists, artists, designers and planners – will explore digital culture from a feminist perspective.

The Monday Night Seminars are designed to challenge prevailing cultural notions about technology and provoke new insight on the possibilities for a more equitable technological future. Join us!

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#Fitter #Happier #MoreProductive

Hosted by Terro Karpi's McLuhan Centre Working Group.

Including a book launch for Melissa Gregg's Counterproductive: Time Management in the Knowledge Economy (Duke UP). Copies will be available for purchase during the event.

Melissa Gregg is a Principal Engineer and Research Director at Intel Corporation specializing in workplace futures. Her publications include Work’s Intimacy (Polity 2011), The Affect Theory Reader (co-edited with Gregory J. Seigworth, Duke 2010), Cultural Studies’ Affective Voices (Palgrave 2006) and now Counterproductive (Duke UP). Prior to joining Intel, Melissa was on faculty in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney (2009-13) following successive postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland (2004-8).

Alison Hearn is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Her research focuses on the intersections of digital media, self-presentation, reputation and the credit economy, and emerging forms of digital work. She also writes on the university as a cultural and political site. She is a past president of the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA), and a current member of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). She has published widely in such journals as Continuum, Journal of Consumer Culture, and International Journal of Communication, and in edited volumes including The Media and Social Theory, Blowing Up the Brand, and Commodity Activism. She is co-author, with Liora Salter, of Outside the Lines: Issues in Interdisciplinary Research.

Natasha Dow Schüll is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is the author of Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas (2012), an ethnographic exploration of the relationship between technology design and the experience of addiction. Her current book project, Keeping Track (forthcoming), concerns the rise of digital self-tracking technologies and the new modes of introspection and self-governance they engender. She has published numerous articles on the theme of digital media and subjectivity, and her research has been featured in such national media venues as 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, and The Atlantic.

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