[Air-L] FW: Call for papers JOCI Co-creation of technology. Innovation by communities.

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Sat Apr 17 19:19:19 PDT 2010

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Subject: Call for papers JOCI Co-creation of technology. Innovation by

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Call  <http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej> for Papers (en ingles) para
el Journal of Community Informatics 

Gente: desde LINKS y Con Mariana Salgado, estamos haciendo un Call for
papers, para un numero especial del Journal of Community Informatics
(http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej), sobre "Co-creacion de
tecnologias. Innovacion y Comunidades". 

Los articulos deben estar en ingles. Agrego el Call mas abajo. Esperamos sus

Call for papers JOCI

Co-creation of technology. Innovation by communities. 

Editors: 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). 

The 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.

Contributing 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. 

Abtracts details

500 word abstracts of submissions to this special issue (both academic
papers and field notes) should be sent to sfinquel at gmail.com and
mariana.salgado at gmail.com by May 30, 2010 and include the author's
affiliation and contact information. Full paper submissions are due by July
1, 2010.

Full Paper Details:

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. 

Dra. Susana Finquelievich
Investigadora del CONICET
Directora del Programa de Investigaciones sobre la Sociedad de la
Información, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, Universidad de
Buenos Aires
Presidente de LINKS, Asociacion Civil para el Estudio y la Promocion de la
Sociedad de la Informacion
sfinquel at gmail.com
sfinquel at fibertel.com.ar
Guatemala 4253, 3er Piso B
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Celular: (011) 15 4176 7884
Desde el exterior, from abroad: 54 9 11 41767884

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