Gente: nuestra amiga Mariana Salgado nos cuenta que desde LINKS, estan haciendo un Call for Papers, para un número especial del Journal of Community Informatics (http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej),
sobre "Co-creacion de tecnologias. Innovacion y Comunidades".
Desde IxDA Buenos AIres, los invitamos a que se sumen a esta actividad. Los
articulos deben estar en inglés. Esperamos sus contribuciones!
Susana Finquelievich and Mariana Salgado
In the last decades
studies and experience have shown that users matter in regards to
technological innovation. Books such as "The Co-Construction of Users
and Technology ", analyzes the creative capacity of users to shape
technology in all phases, from design to implementation. Lately,
citizen´s labs are also trying to integrate individuals and communities
to technological innovation. They try to combine the old “collaboratory”
concept launched in the 1990s in academic environments, or virtual
laboratories, where scientists collaborate though networking, with the
concept of citizens´networks, in which citizens collaborate in a digital
environment for various uses, and that, according to the Spanish
antropologist Artur Serra, have become freshly popular through social
networks such as Facebook otr Twitter.
Individuals, groups and
community have actively participated in the process of technological
innovation and are increasingly aware of their capacity for making and
changing technologies. Internet - based social networks, open source
software, content creation, redesign by use, citizens´participation in
living labs, are just a few examples of people actively enlarging the
original uses of information and communication technologies (ICT).
goal of this special issue is to examine, using a variety of
multidisciplinary approaches, the mutual interaction between ICT and
users. The authors are welcome to reflect on the hypothesis that any
understanding of users must take into consideration the multiplicity of
roles they play, and that the conventional distinction between users and
producers is mainly formal and artificial.
knolwledge about the process in which individuals and communities
appropriate and makes information and communication technology
functional for their own specific purposes is the goal of this special
issue of JOCI. The objective is to advance on the subject of how
communities utilize technology, meanwhile creating innovative uses. The
papers should consider how users consume, modify, domesticate, design,
reconfigure, and resist technological development, as well as in which
ways users are changed by ICT.
Some of the key issues to be
reflected upon are:
- Case studies about technology
appropriation and modification of ICT changes by communities. -
Alternative-use hunters: analysis of the processes through which experts
perceive the changes by communities or individuals and incorporate them
into the goods or services. - Citizens´labs, living labs -
Theoretical contributions about these processes.
500 word abstracts of submissions to this special issue
(both academic papers and field notes) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
by May 30, 2010 and include the author's affiliation and contact
information. Full paper submissions are due by July 1, 2010.
Field notes should be between 500 and 1500 words,
written for an informed but non-technical audience and describing
community projects in progress (project descriptions, technical
specifications, etc). Academic papers should be no longer than
8000 words, and include a 100 word abstract and a 25-word biography of
the author including affiliation and e-mail address. They should analyze
or describe a social, cultural, or economic aspect of community
participation in ICT innovation. The Journal of Community Informatics
uses the APA reference style.