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February 2019

Digital Games: A Canary in the Coal Mine of Capital

February 28 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Not everyone plays digital games, but with the rise of casual, mobile-based gaming, we all know someone who does. With global sales revenues that far exceed global Hollywood’s annual box office, the digital games industry is a leading and fast growing sector of digital capitalism, and the logics and mechanics of digital games are spreading through the wider economy at a breakneck pace, with the insurance industry and ride share apps looking towards “gamification” and other forms of psychological nudging…

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March 2019

Moving Beyond Ford: The Transportation We Want

March 1 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7 Canada
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The Ford government’s plan to seize the Toronto subway system from the city-owned TTC has put transportation advocates as well as transit riders and workers on the defensive. Ford’s goal is to reorganize, automobilize and likely privatize transit and transportation across the Toronto region. Meanwhile, transit provisioning continues to fall behind the rest of the world as the urban population grows and congestion worsens. Discussion of proactive initiatives has once more been forced onto the back burner. How about making…

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