Technology, Knowledge and Society Community

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  • This knowl­edge com­mu­nity is brought together by a shared inter­est in the com­plex and sub­tle rela­tion­ships between tech­nol­ogy, knowl­edge and soci­ety. The com­mu­nity inter­acts through an inno­v­a­tive, annual face-​to-​face con­fer­ence, as well as year-​round vir­tual rela­tion­ships in a weblog, peer reviewed jour­nal and book imprint – explor­ing the affor­dances of the new dig­i­tal media. Mem­bers of this knowl­edge com­mu­nity include aca­d­e­mics, tech­nol­o­gists, con­sul­tants, edu­ca­tors and research students


    Mem­bers of Tech­nol­ogy, Knowl­edge and Soci­ety Com­mu­nity meet at the Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Tech­nol­ogy, Knowl­edge and Soci­ety, held annu­ally in dif­fer­ent loca­tions around the world. The inau­gural Tech­nol­ogy Con­fer­ence was held at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley, San Fran­cisco in 2005. Since then, the Con­fer­ence has been held in Hyder­abad, India in Decem­ber 2005; a sym­po­sium on Tech­nol­ogy and Democ­racy was held at McGill Uni­ver­sity in Mon­tréal, Canada in June2006; in 2007 the Con­fer­ence was held at Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity, Cam­bridge, UK; in 2008 at North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity, Boston, USA; in 2009 at Huntsville, Alabama, USA; in 2010 at the Free Uni­ver­sity Berlin, Ger­many, and in 2011 at Uni­ver­si­dad del País Vasco – Euskal Her­riko Unib­ert­si­tatea Bil­bao, Spain. In 2012 the Con­fer­ence will be held at Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les, USA.

    Our com­mu­nity mem­bers and first time atten­dees come from all cor­ners of the globe. The Con­fer­ence is a site of crit­i­cal reflec­tion, both by lead­ers in the field and emerg­ing schol­ars. Those unable to attend the Con­fer­ence may opt for vir­tual par­tic­i­pa­tion in which com­mu­nity mem­bers can either sub­mit a video and/​or slide pre­sen­ta­tion with voice-​over, or sim­ply sub­mit a paper for peer review and pos­si­ble pub­li­ca­tion in the Journal.


    The Tech­nol­ogy, Knowl­edge and Soci­ety Com­mu­nity also enables mem­bers of its com­mu­nity to pub­lish through three media. First, by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Tech­nol­ogy Con­fer­ence, mem­bers can enter a world of jour­nal pub­li­ca­tion unlike the tra­di­tional aca­d­e­mic pub­lish­ing forums – a result of the respon­sive, non-​hierarchical and con­struc­tive nature of the peer review process.The Inter­na­tional Jour­nal of Tech­nol­ogy, Knowl­edge and Soci­ety pro­vides a frame­work for double-​blind peer review, enabling authors to pub­lish into an aca­d­e­mic jour­nal of the high­est standard.

    The sec­ond pub­li­ca­tion medium is through the book imprint Tech­nol­ogy and Soci­ety, pub­lish­ing cut­ting edge books in print and elec­tronic for­mats. Pub­li­ca­tion pro­pos­als and man­u­script sub­mis­sions are welcome.

    The third major pub­lish­ing medium is our news blog, con­stantly pub­lish­ing short news updates from the Tech­nol­ogy, Knowl­edge and Soci­ety Com­mu­nity, as well as major devel­op­ments in the field. You can also join this con­ver­sa­tion atFace­book and Twit­ter or sub­scribe to our email Newslet­ter.


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