Techniques of the Corporation Reception

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Massey College

4 Devonshire Place

Toronto, ON M5S 2E1

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Dear Colleagues:

Please join us for the Techniques of the Corporation Conference Reception following the Keynote lecture by Professor Joseph Dumit (Anthropology, UC Davis). The talk will begin at 4 pm at the George Ignatieff Theatre, with a reception to follow in the Common Room at Massey College from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available at the reception.

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I—like many, if not most of you—like to think of futures with ethics in mind, what is best for people or the planet: regulations and policies that could command consensus—some sort of social contract, however weak. Then I watch how corporations act and make decisions. And realize how little I understand these creatures. When they speculate, worlds are terraformed. In this talk, I’d like to share three examples of terraforming—health/pharma, climate/energy/public relations, and politics/fracking—and then offer a playful approach to seeing like a corporation. Because it is one route to understanding how little we want to know about how little they care, about us.

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Toronto, ON M5S 2E1

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