Handbook on Science and Technology Studies

New STS Handbook Chapter on “Knowledge & Security”

Every decade or so, the Science and Technology Studies (STS) community gathers to assess the state of the discipline and see where we might be going. This gathering takes the form of a new edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, which is now available. I was lucky enough to work with a …

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Call for Papers on Humanitarian Technology

The Journal of International Humanitarian Action has set up a "thematic series" on the topic of Humanitarian Technology. The journal is an open-source publication that publishes articles on a rolling basis (full disclosure: I 'm part of the editorial team). The thematic series is edited by Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (Copenhagen University) and Kristin Sandvik (PRIO/University of Oslo) …

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Secrecy and Society: a new journal

  There is a new journal out for the sts and security community! Please check it at http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/secrecyandsociety/ Secrecy and Society is an international, interdisciplinary, peer reviewed open access journal that analyzes, critiques, and evaluates dimensions of secrecy in society. The journal explores secrecy as the intentional or nonintentional concealment of information at the intersections of theory, definition, …

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Fragile Transparency: Satellite Imagery and the Making of International Security Issues

By Nina Witjes and Philipp Olbrich In contrast to its secretive origins in the Cold War, an ongoing commercialization has put satellite imagery into the hands of a diverse and growing global community. Google Earth and other mapping services have become firmly integrated in how people travel and communicate with each other as well as visually …

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