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Call for Papers for Philosophy and Technology’s special issue on Financial Technologies

Deadline: May 01 2016


Mark Coeckelbergh (University of Vienna) Quinn DuPont (University of Toronto) Wessel Reijers (Dublin City University)

INTRODUCTION The aim of this special issue is to bring together scholarship in philosophy of technology and studies of finance. Over the past decades, the world of ...

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Generative Justice for Teknokultura

Deadline: May 31 2016

Guest Editors Ron Eglash and Chris Gray
Marx proposed that capitalism’s destructive force is caused, at root, by the alienation of labor value from its generators. Environmentalists have added the concept of unalienated ecological value, and rights activists added the unalienated expressive ...

Demystifying Blockchain Through an STS Lens: Challenges and Opportunities of a New Infrastructure

Deadline: February 01 2016

Guest editors: Vasilis Kostakis, Tallinn University of Technology, P2P Lab; Primavera De Filippi, Berkman Center at Harvard University, CERSA/CNRS; Diego Gonzalez-Rodriguez, University Carlos III of Madrid

Call description: “The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?” William Morris ...

Design Studies: Call for Special Issue papers

Deadline: February 01 2016

Topic: Design Processes in Service Innovation

Guest Editors
Fernando Secomandi
Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dirk Snelders
Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
Delft University of Technology, ...

Haptic Media Studies

Deadline: November 01 2015

Call for papers for a themed issue of NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY Guest editors: David Parisi, Mark Paterson, and Jason Archer
Abstracts due (400-500 words): November 1, 2015
Interacting with, navigating, and manipulating media has always depended on touch--whether turning pages, folding paper, ...

Changing Funding Arrangements and the Production of Scientific Knowledge

Deadline: October 15 2015

Guest co-editors: Jochen Gläser, TU Berlin Kathia Serrano Velarde, Heidelberg University

Why Funding Practices Matter Research has undoubtedly become a central asset in modern capitalist societies. It lays the groundwork for global economic competition, informs policy-making, and gives people ...

Call for Authors

Deadline: January 01 2015

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Aging: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (this is also open to graduate students)

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Aging, a new multi-volume reference to be published in 2016. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Aging includes approximately ...

Asian Biotechnology and Development Review (ABDR): Call for Articles, Reviewers

The Asian Biotechnology and Development Review (ABDR) is a peer reviewed journal published by Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) from New Delhi, India. It is supported by Life Science Division of UNESCO and Department of Biotechnology of Government of India. This ...

The Construction of Personal Identities Online: a Special Issue of Minds and Machines

Deadline: December 15 2011

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are building a new habitat (infosphere) in which future generations will spend an increasing amount of time. So, how individuals construct, shape and maintain their personal identities online (PIOs) is a problem of growing and pressing importance. ...

The Body in Breast Cancer: a Special Issue of Social Semiotics

Deadline: October 01 2010

Social Semiotics invites submissions to a special issue “The Body in Breast Cancer” in order to mobilize new critical interventions into the materiality of breast cancer.

The body, at the level of the breast, is the terrain on and through which breast cancer registers. This body, as ...

General Call for Papers: East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal

Daiwie Fu, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
Associate Editors:
Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney, Australia / University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Pingyi Chu, Academic Sinica, Taiwan
Sungook Hong, Seoul National University, South Korea
Togo Tsukahara, Kobe University,