SMRT Boler Team Attends HarassMap Talk

Recently two members of the SMRT boler team attended a talk hosted at Munk School of Global Affairs titled “Harassmap: Social Mapping Sexual Harassment and Violence in Egypt.” The presenter, Rebecca T. Chiao, is Co-Founder and Director of HarassMap. Combining community activism with mobile and internet technology, Harassmap is a volunteer initiative that strives toContinue reading “SMRT Boler Team Attends HarassMap Talk”

Dr. Chris Hables Gray visits our team, CBC’s Spark

Recently, our team had the privilege of meting with activist and author Dr. Chris Hables Gray a visiting scholar at OISE. Dr. Gray is a lecturer at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and at California State University at Monterey Bay. He is also onminds the leading minds on cyborg culture, and author ofContinue reading “Dr. Chris Hables Gray visits our team, CBC’s Spark”

forthcoming/upcoming talks and papers

Forthcoming publications: 3rd printing, Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times, ed. Megan Boler, MIT Press, 2013. Matt Ratto and Megan Boler, DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, MIT Press, 2014. Ian Reilly and Megan Boler, “The Rally to Restore Sanity, Pre-politicization, and the Future of Politics” Communication, Culture and Critique (forthcoming 2013) Megan Boler,Continue reading “forthcoming/upcoming talks and papers”

Event Summary: “Hacktivists, Cyberwarriors and International Relations”

In recent weeks, the International Relations Society hosted a conference on Hacktivism at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Given the event’s focus on social action via the Internet, a few members from the Boler Research Team attended. Here is a quick summary of some of the highlights. How secure are weContinue reading “Event Summary: “Hacktivists, Cyberwarriors and International Relations””

“To See or Not to See: Cyborgs, Veillance, and Materiality”

We hope to reschedule this Cyborg panel (cancelled by snowstorm).  Meanwhile, please check out interview with Dr Chris Hables Gr”ay, “MyCyborg MySelf CBC Spark Feb 15 [@16:00] http://t.co/5oSy8uQ8 (OISE/UT visiting scholar February 2013) This is a quick note with information on an upcoming panel event organized by Dr. Boler which will take place at the OISE/UT this Friday FebruraryContinue reading ““To See or Not to See: Cyborgs, Veillance, and Materiality””

Research Update: Interviewing Occupy Women, December 2012

Our research team is traveling the West Coast of the U.S., interviewing many amazing horizontal participant-leader women of occupy! Beginning December 12, PI Megan Boler landed in Los Angeles and has since met and interviewed six inspiring and diverse women in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, and soon more in OaklandContinue reading “Research Update: Interviewing Occupy Women, December 2012”

Social Movement Watch: Indigenous Women Lead in #IdleNoMore

Hello world! Averie from the Boler Research Team 2012-13 here, with an update on a fascinating social movement taking Canada by storm today. This is especially relevant given our current research into the role of women and feminist organizing in the Occupy movement. The Globe and Mail has just reported that more than 1,000 protestersContinue reading “Social Movement Watch: Indigenous Women Lead in #IdleNoMore”