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Re: [jox] Special issue for CSPP: DRAFT!!!

Ditto here. Look forward to it! Please let me know when I can circulate
the call.

All the best,

On 05/14/2011 04:41 AM, Stefan Meretz wrote:
I Like it!

On 2011-05-13 16:59, Johan Söderberg wrote:
Hi everyone,

Me and Alessandro Delfanti are editors of one of the projected,
special issues for CSPP. We have sketched the following draft (this
is not the call!!!). We hereby submit it to the many eyeballs on
this list. Comments, suggestions, and corrections are welcome.

Johan & Alessandro

Expanding the frontiers of hacking
Bio-punks, open hardware, and hackerspaces

Edited by: Johan Söderberg and Alessandro Delfanti
Call: abstract 500 words
Both theoretical and empirical contributions accepted

During the past two decades, hacking has chiefly been associated with
software development. This is now changing as new walks of life are
being explored with a hacker mindset, thus bringing back to memory
the origin of hacking in hardware development. Now as then, the
hacker is characterised by an active approach to technology,
undaunted by hierarchies and established knowledge, and finally a
commitment to sharing information freely. In this special issue of
Critical Studies in Peer Production, we will investigate how these
ideas and practices are spreading. Two cases which have caught much
attention in recent years are open hardware development and garage
biology. The creation of hacker/maker-spaces in many cities around
the world has provided an infrastructure facilitating this
development. We are looking for both empirical and theoretical
contributions which critically engage with this new phenomenon.
Every kind of activity which relates to hacking is potentially of
interest. Some theoretical questions which might be discussed in the
light of this development include, but are not restricted to, the
politics of hacking, the role of lay expertise, how the line between
the community and markets is negotiated, how development projects
are managed, and the legal implications of these practices. We
welcome contributions from all the social sciences, including
science & technology studies, design and art-practices,
anthropology, legal studies, etc.

Interested authors should submit an abstract of 500 words by June 30,
2011. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 31. All
papers will be subject to peer review before being published.
Abstracts should be sent to xxxx xxxx.xx

Critical Studies in Peer Production (CSPP) is a new open access,
online journal that focuses on the implications of peer production
for social change.

Gabriella Coleman, Assistant Professor
NYU, Department of Media, Culture, & Communication
On Leave 2010-2011, The Institute for Advanced Study

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