Becoming Sensor | Research-Creation Projects

Root into the Planthroposcene, Ayelen Liberona and Natasha Myers (2019)

Alchemical Cinema, Take 1: Nightfall in an urban oak savannah, Ayelen Liberona and Natasha Myers (2017)

Becoming Sensor in an Oak Savannah, Ayelen Liberona and Natasha Myers (2015-present)

Essays and Articles

Natasha Myers (2019) “From Edenic Apocalypse to Gardens Against Eden: Plants and People in and after the Anthropocene,” in Infrastructure, Environment, and Life in the Anthropocene, ed. Kregg Hetherington, Duke University Press: 115-148.

Natasha Myers (2018) “How to grow livable worlds: Ten not-so-easy steps,” in The World to Come, edited by Kerry Oliver Smith, Harn Museum of Art, Gainsville, Florida, p. 53-63.

Natasha Myers (2017) “An anthropologist among artists in the garden,” in Botanical Drift: Protagonists of the Invasive Herbarium, ed by Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Berlin: Sternberg Press: 69-72.

Natasha Myers (2017) ‘Protocols for an Ungrid-able Ecology: Kinesthetic Attunements for ta More-than-natural History of a Black Oak Savannah,’ in Naturally Postnatural: Catalyst: Jennifer Willet, ed. Ted Hiebert, Catalyst Book Series, Noxious Sector Press: 105-125.

Natasha Myers (2017) ‘Becoming Sensor in Sentient Worlds: A More-than-natural History of a Black Oak Savannah‘ in Between Matter and Method: Encounters in Anthropology and Art, ed. Gretchen Bakke and Marina Peterson, Bloomsbury Press: 73-96.

Natasha Myers (2017) ‘Ungrid-able Ecologies: Decolonizing the Ecological Sensorium in a 10,000 year-old NaturalCultural Happening,’ Catalyst: Feminism, Theory Technoscience 3(2): 1-24.

Natasha Myers (2017) ‘From the Anthropocene to the Planthroposcene: Designing Gardens for Plant/People Involution,’ History and Anthropology 28 (30): 297-301.

Natasha Myers (2017) ‘Photosynthetic Mattering: Rooting into the Planthroposcene‘ in Moving Plants, edited by Line Marie Thorsen, Rønnebæksholm Press: 123-129.

Natasha Myers (2016) ‘Photosynthesis,’ in ‘Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen,’ eds Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian, Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology Website, January 21, 2016.

Natasha Myers (2015) ‘Edenic Apocalypse: A Photo Essay on Singapore’s End-of-Time Botanical Tourism,’ in Art and the Anthropocene, edited by Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin (Open Humanities Press): 31-42

Natasha Myers (2015) ‘Conversations on Plant Sensing: Notes from the Field,’ NatureCulture 03: p. 35-66.

Natasha Myers (2015) ‘Amplifying the gaps between climate science and forest policy: The Write2Know Project and participatory dissent,’ Canada Watch Fall 2015 Special Issue on ‘The Politics of Evidence,’ edited by Jody Berland, Jennifer Dalton, and Colin Coates, p. 18-21.

Astrid Schrader, Roberta Buiani, Jessica Caporusso, Lisa Cockburn, Peter Hobbs, Kelly Ladd, Darren Patrick (2013) Querying Eco-logics, A Technoscience Salon & Plant Studies Collaboratory Joint Publication, Featured on the Technoscience Research Unit Website.

Natasha Myers (2014) “A Kriya for Cultivating Your Inner Plant,” Imaginings Series, Centre for Imaginative Ethnography.

Carla Hustak and Natasha Myers  (2012) “Involutionary Momentum: Affective Ecologies and the Sciences of Plant/Insect Encountersdifferences: a journal of feminist cultural studies. Special Issue edited by Sophia Roosth and Astrid Schrader 23 (3): 74-117.

Select Presentations

Natasha Myers (2016) ‘From Edenic Apocalypse to Gardens Against Eden: Plants and People in and After the Anthropocene,’ UC Berkeley, Department of Geography, Feb 10.

Natasha Myers, Invited Lecture, “Toward an anthropology of the vegetal sensorium,” 3rd International Symposium on Plant Signalling and Behaviour, Paris, June 29-July2, 2015.

Natasha Myers, “Plant Intelligence or Plant Signalling?” Science and Justice Research Centre, University of California, Santa Cruz, February 20, 2015

Natasha Myers, Public Seminar, “The Vegetal Sensorium,” STS Seminar Series, Cornell University, October 20, 2015

Natasha Myers, Keynote Lecture, “Interrupting the Order of Things: Experiments in Plant Sentience,” Interruptions:  Sciences, Feminisms, Knowledges, UC Berkeley, April 17-19, 2014.

Natasha Myers, Public Seminar, “Plant Vocalites: Articulating Botanical Sensoria in the Experimental Arts and  Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, October 15, 2013.

Natasha Myers, Invited Speaker, “Sensing Botanical Sensoria,” Acting with Nonhuman Entities, Kyoto University, September 21, 2013.

Natasha Myers, Invited Speaker, “Affective Ecologies, Atmospheric Chemistries, and the Sciences of Plant/Insect  Communication,” Animal Exchanges: Anthropologies Between and Beyond Species, Oxford University, May 24, 2013.

Natasha Myers, Roundtable Participant, “Excitable Tissues: Temporalities and Vocalties in Botanical Experiments,” Perception and the Nonhuman, Pembroke Centre, Brown University, April 12-13, 2013.

Natasha Myers,  Keynote Address, “Feeling/Knowing, Making/Growing: Artists, Scientists and Botanical Experiments.  Situate Yourself: Embodied Knowledge in Art and Visual Culture, Art History Graduate Student Conference, Department of Art History, Concordia University, March 16-17, 2012

Natasha Myers, “Sensing Botanical Sensoria,” American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec, November 16-20, 2011

Natasha Myers, “Experimental Lag: Lived-time and Response-time in Botanical Experiments,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Cleveland Ohio, November 2-5, 2011

Heather Cruickshank, “Anti-Vegetarian Vegetables:  Encountering Venus Fly Traps as Plants That Eat”, Plant Encounters Workshop, University of Toronto, May 2, 2011

Andrew Schuldt, “Sowing New Seeds:  A Collaboration with Honey Crisp Apples,” Plant Encounters Workshop, University of Toronto, May 2, 2011

Carla Hustak, “‘New Creations of Value’:  Luther Burbank’s Intimate Partnerships with Plants in Affective Experimental Gardens, 1880-1920,″ Plant Encounters Workshop, University of Toronto, May 2, 2011

Natasha Myers, “Sensing Botanical Sensoria,” Plant Encounters Workshop, University of Toronto, May 2, 2011

Natasha Myers, “Whorled Lives and Times: Artists, Scientists, and Botanical Experiments,” American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, November 17-21, 2010