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Books

Ratto, Matt. Critical Making. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (under contract)

Ratto, Matt and Megan Boler, eds. DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (In press; forthcoming January 2014)

Special Issues

Ratto, Matt, Kirk Jalbert and Sara Wylie, eds. Critical Making Special Forum Issue, The Information Society 30.2 (March 2014).

Journal Articles

Schmidt, R. and Ratto, M. (2013) Design-to-Fabricate: Maker Hardware Requires Maker Software.

Beaulieu, A., Ratto, M. and Scharnhorst, A. (2013) Learning in a landscape: Simulation-building as reflexive intervention. Mind & Society 67 (4), p. 91-112.

Ratto, M. and Ree, R. (2012) Materializing Information: 3D Printing and Social Change. First Monday 17.7-2, n.p.

Ratto, M. (2011) “Critical Making: conceptual and material studies in technology and social life”, The Information Society 27(4).

Ratto, M. (2007) “The Ethics of Seamlessness: Resources and Future Directions,” International Review of Information Ethics. Vol. 8 – Ethical Challenges of Ubiquitous Computing.

Book Chapters

Ratto, M. (2011) “Open Design and Critical Making”, in Atkinson, P., Avital, M., Mau, B., Ramakers, R., & Hummels, C. (eds). Open Design Now: Why Design Cannot Remain Exclusive. BIS Publishers.

Ratto, M., Hockema, S. (2009) “Flwr Pwr: Tending the Walled Garden”, in Dekker, A & Wolfsberger A (eds.) Walled Garden, Virtueel Platform, The Netherlands.

Conference Papers, Workshops, and Posters
Record, Isaac, Matt Ratto, Adriana Ieraci, Nina Czegledy and Amy Ratelle. “DIY Prosthetics Workshops: ‘Critical Making’ for Public Understanding of Human Augmentation.” International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) 2013, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, June 27-29, 2013.

Ratto, Matt and Jean-François Blanchette. “It’s a Series of Tubes: Exploring Net Neutrality Policy through Critical Making.” iSchool Conference Alternative Event, iConference 2013, Fort Worth, USA, February 12-15, 2013.

Ratto, Matt. “Textual Doppelgangers: Critical Making as Pedagogy, as Research.” Canadian Communications Association (CCA), proceedings of the Technologies and Emerging Media track, CCA 2012, Ottawa, Canada, May 28-30, 2012. Online proceedings at

[concept and electronics by Ratto, server software by Borg, workshop support Stein and Jamieson]
Ratto, Matt, Mike Borg, Josh Stein, and Greg Jamieson and Josh Stein, Welcome to the (electric) Dollhouse, for FedDev Grant and Ecobee report, video online: http://vimeo.com/47969024, Aug, 2012.

Erickson, Ingrid, Lisa Nathan, Nassim Jafarinaimi, Cory Knoebel and Matt Ratto. “Values|Design|Critique|Making Workshop,” iSchool Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, February 7-10, 2012.

coons, g. & Tissenbaum, M. (2011, February). Non-Standard Bodies. Poster presented as part of the Design Methods for the Information School Curriculum at the iSchools iConference 2011, Seattle, WA.

Ratto, M. coons, g., Lam, M. & Ree, B. (2011). 3-D Printing, Colors, Music: Context for Exploring Critical Making. Mobility Shifts, New York City, October 2011.

Resch, G & Ratto, M. (2012, February). Building the Makerbot: 3D Printing at the Critical Making Lab and our Study of the Materiality of Information. Poster presented as part of the Collaboration, Convergence & Communities – iSchool Student Conference, Toronto, ON.

Resch, G, Jancen, J & Miller, L. (2011, May). ENroute: Turn a Highway into a Museum of Community History. Poster presented as part of the INplay Conference, Toronto, ON.

Cohn, Marisa, Tobie Kerridge, Ann Light, Silvia Lindtner and Matt Ratto. “Tracing Design(ed) Authority in Critical Modes of Making.” Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2010. New York, USA, August 18-20, 2010. 440-441.

Ratto, M. (2009) “Critical Making: conceptual and material studies in technology and social life,” paper for Hybrid Design Practices workshop, Ubicomp 2009. Orlando, Florida.

Ratto, Matt and Jean-François Blanchette. “It’s a Series of Tubes: Exploring Net Neutrality Policy through Critical Making.” iSchool Conference Alternative Event, iConference 2013, Fort Worth, USA, February 12-15, 2013.

Reports and White Papers

Ratto, M., & Ree, R. (2010). The Materialization of Digital Information and the Digital Economy. Knowledge Synthesis Report. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Workshops, Jams, Talks, Camps

Ratto, M. “Inventive Enactments of the Social: Transdisciplinary Methods of Transmission and Entanglement.” Transmissions and Entanglements Symposium, University of London, London, UK, June 14, 2013. Video online at http://transmissionsandentanglements.com/blog/fri-14th-june-symposium/

Ratto, M. “Critical Making: Research and Development.” Plenary for Creative Making in Libraries and Museums, University of Toronto iSchool Institute Symposium in partnership with Dysart & Jones Associates, Toronto, Canada, July 22.

Ratto, M. “Critical Making: Changing Students from Passive Technology Users to Active Creators.” Closing Keynote for Canadian Higher Education IT Conference (CANHEIT) 2013, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, June 12, 2013.

Ratto, M. “Why Johnny Can’t Read (an iPhone): Makers, Making, and the Need for New Literacies.” Featured Speaker, I. T. Littleton Seminar, North Carolina State University Librarians’ Association, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, May, 9.

Ratto, M. “Why Johnny Can’t Read (an iPhone): Makers, Making, and the Need for New Literacies.” Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Canada, November, 27.

Ratto, M. “Studying Desktop Digital Fabrication.” Rapid Prototyping Session, OCE Discovery, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, May 15, 2012.

Ratto, M. “Making Things Differently VS Making Different Things.” Craft and the New Economy, Ontario Craft Council, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, March 10.

Ratto, M. “Critical Making.” Science and Technology Studies (STS) Symposium, York University, Toronto, Canada, January, 31.

Ratto, M. “Critical Making.” Critically Making the Internet of Things, University of Umea, Umeå, Sweden, December 8-9, 2011.

Ratto, M. (2009). Why Johnny Can’t Read an iPhone. Ignite 2, Toronto, ON.

Master Theses

Bélanger, Marie-Eve. (2010). The annotative practices of graduate students: tensions & negotiations fostering and epistemic practice (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Camisso, Jamon. (2010). Embedding metadata: Exploring the ontology of hybrid digital material object (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Coons, Ginger (Virginia). (2011). Colour standardization: Its past and a possible future (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Gamba Bari, Antonio. (2010). Critical assessment of customization discourse in information systems design (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Krauss, Armin Martin. (2010). Dynamic catergorization: What we can learn from the emergent arrangement of physical artifacts in libraries (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Lam, Margaret. (2011). Online music knowledge (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Ree, Robert. (2011). 3D printing: Convergences, fictions, fluidity (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

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