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Break, Make, Retake: Interrogating the Social and Historical Dimensions of Making as a Design Practice
Making and digital fabrication technologies are the focus of bold promises. Among the most tempting are that these activities and processes require little initial skill, knowledge, and expertise. Instead, they enable their ...
Inventing Psychiatric Drug Maintenance
This dissertation explores a major change in the way the maintenance of recovery from mental illness was authoritatively represented between the mid 1950s and the present. A shift from individual case reports to clinical ...
Anticipating the Astronaut: Subject Formation in Early American Space Medicine, 1949-1959
This project expands the scope of existing Space Race histories of the American astronaut mostly focused on daring test-pilots in the 1960sby examining a prior decade of research conducted by doctors and psychologists in ...
Mediating Public Science: Experts, Politics, and Climate Change in the News Media in Canada
This project offers a reconstructionist science and technology studies (STS) analysis of climate change coverage in three Canadian newspapers, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Toronto Star from 2006 to 2013. ...
Never Before Seen: Spectacle, Staging, and Story in Wildlife Film's Blue-Chip Renaissance
The topic of this dissertation is wildlife film and its representation of animal behaviour. I identify a blue-chip renaissance of wildlife documentary filmmaking in the early twenty-first century featuring conventional ...
Edible Subjectivities: Meat in Science Fiction
This dissertation argues for the critical urgency of both challenging the constitution of subjectivity itself and disputing the a priori exclusion of other animals from attaining some kind of ethico-political subject-status. ...