I am an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at York University, the convenor of the Politics of Evidence Working Group, director of the Plant Studies Collaboratory, and on the editorial board of the journal Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. I work alongside Michelle Murphy as co-organizer of Toronto’s Technoscience Salon, and am co-founder of the Write2Know Project with Max Liboiron.
Becoming Sensor asks what modes of attention need to be cultivated to pay attention to these oak savannah lands that have been paying very close attention to all the transformations taking shape around them over millennia. How could our sensing practices do justice to documenting the beings and doings, not only of an oak tree, but also the vast numbers of creatures rooting, weaving, and winding their ways across these lands? Becoming sensor demands subtle attunements of our always already synesthetic sensoria. It demands cultivating new modes of embodiment, attention, imagination, and new ways of telling stories about lands and bodies.