Re: [jox] Special issue for CSPP: DRAFT!!!
- From: Alessandro Delfanti <delfanti sissa.it>
- Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 01:24:01 +0200
(this goes for all special issue editors:) As mentioned I think you
should actively seek out and encourage contributors not just wait
for proposals to turn up...
we're already doing that
finalised. The announcement for the inaugural issue will go out next
week, and I suppose you can send out you call straight after,
though an end of June deadline might now be tight?
i think you should put the two announcements together, if possible.
anyhow, we'll start spamming the call right away when the first issue
On 05/13/11, Johan Söderberg <johan.soderberg sts.gu.se> wrote:
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 inte
st. 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.
College of Arts and Social Science
The Australian National University
ICS, Innovations in the Communication of Science
Sissa, Trieste, Italy
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