2017 S.NET Conference: Tecnologías nuevas y emergentes

La 9º Conferencia anual de la Sociedad de Estudios de Tecnologías Nuevas y Emergentes (S.NET) se realizará del 9 al 11 de octubre 2017, en la Arizona State University. Cierre de envío de abstracts: 24 de marzo.

 

The 9th annual meeting of the Society for the Study of New and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) will take place October 9-11, 2017, at Arizona State University.

S.NET is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of new and emerging technologies in society. S.NET represents diverse communities, disciplines, viewpoints, and methodologies in the social sciences and humanities. It welcomes contributions from scientists and engineers that advance the critical reflection of nanoscience and other emerging technologies.

Conference Theme: Engaging the Flux

This year’s meeting will provide a forum for scholarly engagement and
reflection on the meaning of coupled socio-technical change as a
contemporary political phenomenon, a recurrent historical theme, and an
object of future anticipation.

Even the most seemingly stable entities fluctuate over time: facts and
artifacts, cultures and constitutions, people and planets. As new and old
act and interact within broader systems of time, space, and meaning,
scholars, practitioners, and citizens not only observe but participate in
the co-production of scientific discovery and technological innovation with
social, political, and economic reconfiguration.

In embracing flux as its theme, the 2017 S.NET conference encourages
participants to confront head on the place of science and technology in
changing societies: What roles do new and emerging technologies play in the
seemingly rapid and accelerating pace of political change reverberating
across the planet? How can we square the power of science to generate
knowledge and drive innovation with the power of discourses of “post-truth”
and “alternative facts”? What kind of democracies are possible in today’s
technology-dominated landscapes of communications, politics, identity, and
legitimation?
Topics of interest include the following:

– Changing conceptions, responsibilities, and politics of knowledge,
experts, and expertise;
– Shifting practices and performances of promoting, resisting,
accepting, and embracing epistemic and socio-technical change;
– Evolving understandings of the university, and of education more
generally, and their contributions to preparing diverse participants in the
politics of emergence;
– Fluctuating cultural resources for understanding and navigating social
and technological disruption;
– Emerging norms and practices for assessing credibility and building
trust in science and technology;
– Realigning vulnerabilities and resiliencies in socio-technical systems
at local, national and international scales and their meanings and
implications for the governance of science, technology, and society;
– Stabilizing and destabilizing socio-technical identities, imaginaries,
and relationships and their consequences for confidence in the institutions
of science, innovation, and democracy;
– New and old strategies and practices of power and dissent and their
intersections in the socio-technical landscapes of the present and future.

We invite individual paper submissions, open panel and closed session
proposals, student posters, and special format sessions, including
innovative audio-visual formats and art installations, storytelling fora,
pop-up maker labs, and other interactive formats.

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 24, 2017. Abstracts should
be approximately 250 words in length, and emailed in PDF format to
2017snet@gmail.com. Notifications of acceptance can be expected by April
30, 2017.

Junior scholars and those with limited resources are strongly encouraged to
apply, as the organizing committee is actively investigating potential
sources of financial support.

Conference Website: https://sfis.asu.edu/news-events/2017-annual-snet-meeting

http://www.thesnet.net/

Program Chair:

Erik Fisher (ASU)

Scientific Committee:

– Chistopher Coenen (KIT)
– Kornelia Konrad (Twente)
– Vural Özdemir (Amrita University)
– Cynthia Selin (ASU)

Organizing Committee:

– Michael Bennett (ASU)
– Diana Bowman (ASU)
– Lauren Withycombe Keeler (ASU)
– Clark Miller (ASU)

Associate Professor | School for the Future of Innovation in Society
<https://sfis.asu.edu/>| Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes | Arizona
State University

Chair | PhD Program in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology
<https://sfis.asu.edu/hsd-welcome> (HSD)

Director | STIR Cities Project
<https://cns.asu.edu/research/stir/stircities>

Editor-in-Chief | Journal of Responsible Innovation
<http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tjri20#.UpzHW7_DP8t> | Taylor & Francis

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