Laboratorio de Papers ESOCITE

Deadline: October 1, 2020

La Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología convoca a estudiantes latinoamericanos en etapa avanzada de su maestría y/o doctorado que posean trabajos en etapas avanzadas de escritura a la presentación de textos para ser trabajados en el Laboratorio de Papers ESOCITE.

El Laboratorio de Papers ESOCITE es un espacio donde investigadores en formación, junto con investigadores formados, trabajaran un texto para convertirlo en una pieza publicable.

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CFP: The politics of data in Latin America: Towards a terrestrial Internet

CALL FOR ARTICLES

The politics of data in Latin America: Towards a terrestrial Internet
Marcela Suárez (FU Berlin), Jenny Guerra González (UNAM)

Please send your abstract to marcela.suarez@fu-berlin.de by October 15, 2020. Deadline extension to December 15, 2020. Submitted abstracts should not exceed 250 words excluding references.

Data extractivism, algorithmic governance, and corporate control of Internet business are part of the regime of digital capitalism. Digital technologies are producing a social space that is far from immaterial, neutral and abstract. As Latour (2010) points out, the greater the digitality, the greater the materiality. In this issue we argue that the Internet is terrestrial because the effects of its corporate and governmental control materialize in specific spaces; for example: the maritime space where underground cables pass; the aerial space of the signals from satellites and antennas, as well as those spaces rich in the raw materials and natural and human resources necessary to sustain the Internet. These spaces are not dissociated from diverse forms of human and non-human forms of life that cohabit it and embody the effects of disputes over data.

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CFP: Special Issue for Tapuya “Ends in Other Terms: Uncommoning Extinction”

Deadline extension for abstracts. New date: January 15, 2021

Special Issue for Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society – Call for Papers

Ends in Other Terms: Uncommoning Extinction

Editors: Manuel Tironi, P. Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile) / Marcelo González Gálvez, P .Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile) / Marisol de la Cadena, UC Davis (USA)

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Extinction is around the corner. And not any extinction, but that of the human. ‘We’, as biological inhabitants of the Earth, face the real and concrete possibility of disappearance. Indeed, after decades of anthropogenic aggression to soils, airs, rocks, and waters, after having exhausted resources and exploited ecosystems, after having pushed and stressed all planetary boundaries, finitude is not anymore a scatological horizon for our species, but a present-future ready to be actualized—and to be acted upon. New imperatives arise. There’s no time for contemplation nor speculation. Our house is on fire. We are summoned to intervene and change, and fast. Now, always now, before it’s too late (Colebrook 2016).

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Cross-Border Healthcare: the interaction between countries, cities, and cultures in healthcare

Deadline: October 2019

How do bodies, knowledges, tissues, ideas, instruments, policies, cross borders in today’s globalized healthcare scenario? Where do they come from and where do they travel to, and why? What do these displacements do to the local healthcare practice in each point of the journey? What do these border-crossings imply in terms of healthcare services, conceptions of health, illness, western medicine, and other forms of healthcare knowledges? What sort of reflection can the notion of ‘cross-border’ healthcare produce? What about the other terms circulating in the literature, in the market, and in legislations? For example, terms like: medical tourism, healthcare mobilities, healthcare industry, healthcare displacements, healthcare industrial complex, or medical / healthcare exile. The present cluster seeks to bring together sociological, anthropological, or historical work done within areas such as: Continue reading

Tapuya: Call for 2019 cover images

As part of its mission to reach engage with the Latin American STS/Estudios CTS community, Tapuya LASTS would like to invite students, artists, researchers and members of the general public to contribute original images for the design of its 2019 cover. These images will appear above and below the title band, as on the current 2018 cover.

The images can include photographs, works in traditional media, or digital art, that reflect on any sociocultural, historical or political aspect of science and technology in Latin America and any of its territories. Selected images will be chosen not only for their intrinsic artistic or aesthetic value, but should ideally include a significant backstory related to Tapuya’s topic matter.

A preliminary selection of the images will be made by Associate Editor Luis Reyes-Galindo, designer of the Volume 1 cover, and after a curation process three covers will be presented to the Editorial Board for a final decision. The chosen image(s) will feature on the cover of Tapuya Volume 2 throughout 2019. The authors will be given the opportunity to write a small essay on the story behind the images and their significance, which will appear in Volume 2.

The images need to be in as high a resolution as possible, and in colour, TIFF or JPEG format works best. In terms of specific dimensions this can vary as long as they can be made to fit the approximate dimensions of the cover – the spaces should stay the same above and below the title bar (please visit our website at https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ttap20 to see our cover for Volume 1). To participate send the images to tapuya.lasts@udlap.mx.

No financial remuneration will be given for the images.