Privacy Research Across Cultural, Political, and Geographic Boundaries. ICA Post-Conference 2019

Washington, DC. May 29, 2019

Digital privacy is arguably one of the most important topics of the current times in digital communication. With the growing ubiquity of information and information-based tools and services, privacy has become both a resource and a currency in social, cultural, political, and economic interactions. Yet, the conceptualization of privacy itself is still at the heart of the scholarly debate, especially when viewed from a global, comparative perspective. Conceptions of privacy hold deep, cultural underpinnings, yet these dimensions are often underexplored in research that focuses on how privacy is valued, measured, and enacted. Likewise, researchers are seeking for guidance in order to engage with digital data while at the same time respecting privacy needs of persons involved in their studies. This conceptual plurality, coupled with socio-technical developments, makes comparative privacy research particularly challenging, despite its importance. We invite you to engage with this challenge. Continue reading

VII CTS – Chile Meeting


Santiago de Chile. January 15-17, 2020

Deadline: June 21 2019

Updated: April 28 2019
We invite you to the VII CTS-Chile Meeting.

Applications for open panels and closed panels, and for workshops and other activities, are open from April 8 to June 21. The organizers will be notified on July 5, the day on which the abstract submission period will open.

Desastres ecológicos a escala planetaria. Fragmentación socioterritorial por modelos de desarrollismo extractivista. Proliferación de tecnologías de vigilancia, normalización y control. El avance de las ‘fake news’ como modo de gobierno. Violencia sistemática contra pueblos originarios y comunidades locales. La instalación e intersección de varias formas de discriminación por género, raza y clase. Vivimos en tiempos catastróficos que nos interpelan como comunidad CTS. La pregunta crucial, como algunos y algunas han insistido, ya no es cómo los estudios CTS pueden investigar estos fenómenos, sino hasta qué punto pueden y deben intervenir en ellos. Continue reading

3rd International AGORAS Conference Governing risks beyond the “here” and “now” Gouverner les risques par-delà le temps et les frontières


Nantes. October 23-25, 2019


Following the 1st 2017 symposium and the 2nd international Conference “Lessons learned: Studying learning devices and processes in relation to technological accidents” organized in December 2018, this 3rd AGORAS Conference is intended above all to be a forum for exchange and dialogue between actors from the academic, industrial, institutional and political worlds, with different disciplines and affiliations, who are interested in risk governance, not limited to nuclear risks. It aims to enrich current reflections and efforts to improve risk governance practices through a hybridization of points of view, essential to provide concrete answers to the complex issues posed by risks and their governance. Continue reading

2019 Annual S.NET Meeting

Quito. November 18-20, 2019

The Society for the Study of New and Emerging Technologies (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. Current S.NET board members are: Michael Bennett (chair), Marianne Boenink, Ana Delgado, Clare Shelley-Egan, Chris Toumey, Poonam Pandey, Christopher Coenen, Colin Milburn, Kornelia Konrad, Nora Vaage, María Belén Albornoz, and Ryan LaBar. Continue reading