[SIGCIS-Members] Fwd: Fwd: Society for the History of Technology CFP, October 2017

Ian S. King isking at uw.edu
Sun Feb 26 16:03:35 PST 2017

I think this is a fantastic topic and it makes me rethink my current
decision not to attend this year's meeting.  I think the issue of
non-participation is one that can be analyzed through value sensitive
design, evaluating the alignment between designer values and stakeholder
values.  As you state, sometimes the stakeholder values are only
tangentially related to the values intentionally expressed in the
technology and may be e.g., statements of political values.  I will raise
my voice in encouragement - and may have to change some travel plans for
the year.  :-)  -- Ian

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 3:45 PM, Alana Staiti <alana.staiti at gmail.com>

> Dear SIGCIS,
> I am writing to see if anyone would be interested in participating in an
> unconventional session whose topic (perhaps ironically) addresses
> non-participation. Considering the meeting's theme of "technology,
> democracy, and participation," I and some others were wondering whether an
> intersectionally inflected session on non-participation would raise useful
> and timely conversations for SHOT audiences. I initially put out the call
> through the EDITH list serve, so please excuse the redundancy if you've
> already received an earlier version of this message.
> Participants would discuss the topic of non-participation in the context
> of their research (in terms of the non participation of one's actors,
> whether human or non-human, but also possibly in terms of research method),
> or they may choose to address the theme in another way. Some topical
> suggestions include:
> - Non-participation as social responsibility or political (in)action in
> history of technology and STS contexts writ large
> - Histories of radical scientists, engineers, technologists, machines,
> organisms, techno-scientific projects, etc...
> - Technological breakdown / refusal / resistance and critiques of repair
> studies and its privileging of the status quo
> - Questions of agency and inaction
> - Other things ?
> The unconventional session may take the form of a workshop or a story slam
> featuring creative history writing, or another format that you or your
> colleagues suggest! (in other words, if you have an opinion, please weigh
> in.)
> If this theme interests you or anyone you know, please feel free to reach
> out off-list.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Alana Staiti
> PhD Candidate
> Science & Technology Studies
> Cornell University | Ithaca, NY
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> From: Andrew Russell <arussell at arussell.org>
> Date: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 9:38 AM
> Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] Fwd: Society for the History of Technology CFP,
> October 2017
> To: members <members at sigcis.org>
> Dear friends -
> In case you did not receive the message below from SHOT, I am forwarding
> it to bring it to your attention.  In past years, SIGCIS has served as a
> “sponsor” for panel submissions for the main SHOT conference.  If you are
> going to submit a panel and would like the SIGCIS seal of approval, please
> contact me.  Also, individual scholars can and should use this mailing list
> to float ideas and recruit panelists.  If you’re feeling shy, or want some
> feedback/suggestions before reaching out to the whole list, please feel
> free to contact me.
> Finally, SIGCIS will continue its tradition of hosting a Sunday workshop
> on the final day of the SHOT conference - this year, the date is October
> 29, 2017.  We will issue a call for papers in the coming months, so please
> keep that in mind.  And if you are craving more SIGCIS in the meantime,
> stay tuned for the program and other announcements related to the SIGCIS
> meeting at the Computer History Museum on March 18-19, 2017!
> Thanks,
> Andy
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> *2 februari 2017*
> *Greetings!*
> *Annual Meeting - Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA) *
> *26-29 October 2017*
> *Call for Papers and Sessions*
> The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) is an interdisciplinary
> and international organization concerned not only with the history of
> technological devices and processes but also with technology in history and
> society. We explore the production, circulation, appropriation, maintenance
> and abandonment of technology under specific historical circumstances. And
> we scrutinize the epistemic, economic, social, cultural and political
> conditions of this development. Our approaches are informed by a broad
> concept of technology encompassing knowledge resources, practices,
> artefacts and biofacts, i.e. artefacts in the realm of the living.
> Accordingly, the Program Committee invites paper and session proposals on
> any topic in a broadly defined history of technology, including topics that
> push the boundaries of the discipline. Submitters are encouraged to propose
> sessions that include a diverse mix of participants: multinational origins,
> gender, graduate students and junior scholars with senior scholars,
> significantly diverse institutional affiliations, etc.
> To pay tribute to the venue of the 2017 annual meeting - Philadelphia,
> where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed - we
> want to encourage proposals that engage topics related to technology,
> democracy and participation. The birthplace of the oldest participatory
> democracy is the ideal setting for reflecting on, and interrogating, the
> overlapping subjects of technology, democracy, and participation.
> Philadelphia was not only the first capital of the United States, but also
> an early capital of industrialization and the accompanying transformations
> of work, skill, creation and maintenance, all of which continue to shape
> modern participation in the world. Commercial systems, slave economies, and
> immigration patterns developed locally alongside complex technologies of
> production and infrastructure in Philadelphia. Industrialization also led
> to an era of increased human intervention in the environment, now referred
> to as the Anthropocene. City and region participated in the cyclical
> expansion and contraction of global trade and supply chains of commodities,
> labor, and cultures. As other urban and rural, industrialized and
> agricultural polities have historically contended with similar forces of
> change, and transnational networks have carried the impacts of
> modernization agendas to both willing and unwilling communities, the
> cultural embrace of technology, notions of democracy, and ideologies of
> participation have played out in myriad ways around the world. These
> cultural commitments and their interactions, as seen in Philadelphia's
> history and across a wide range of other global settings, thus form an
> appropriate theme for the 2017 SHOT meeting.
> *For the 2017 meeting the Program Committee welcomes proposals of three
> types:*
> * *Traditional sessions *of 3 or 4 papers, with a chair and a commentator.
>  Deadline: March 31, 2017.
> * *Unconventional sessions*, with formats that diverge in useful ways
> from the typical 3 or 4 papers with comment. These might include
> round-table sessions and workshop-style sessions with pre-circulated papers.
>  Deadline: March 31, 2017.
> * *Open sessions*: Individuals interested in finding others to join panel
> sessions for the Annual Meeting may propose Open Sessions, started
> January 20, with a final deadline of March 15. Open Sessions
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> as possible on the SHOT website. (The earlier the proposal, the earlier it
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> 31, 2017. The Program Committee will review the resulting fully formed
> session proposals, whether traditional or unconventional, for quality and
> adherence to SHOT standards of gender, geographic, and institutional
> diversity.
> * In special cases, proposals for individual papers will be considered,
> but the Program Committee will give preference to organized sessions,
> either Traditional or Untraditional. Those scholars who might ordinarily
> propose an individual paper are instead requested to propose Open Sessions
> themselves or to join an Open Session that is posted between January 15 and
> March 15.
> SHOT allows paper presentations at consecutive meetings but rejects
> submissions of papers that are substantially the same as previous accepted
> submissions. Submissions covering the same fundamental topic should explain
> the difference(s) with the prior presentation.
> The SHOT Executive Council is formulating its response to US Presidential
> measures to restrict access to the United States for select foreign
> nationals, including to our annual meeting. Please keep an eye open for
> this statement and, if possible, do not be discouraged from submitting a
> paper by the current situation.
> *For more information on preparing and submitting a proposal *
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> Please forward this call!
> Jan Korsten
> Society for the History of Technology
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Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens

Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>

University of Washington

There is an old Vulcan saying: "Only Nixon could go to China."
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