Sensing Security: Call for Contributions

  Sensing Security: Sensors and the Making of Transnational Security Infrastructures Editors: Nina Witjes, ( MCTS, Technical University of Munich ) Nikolaus Pöchhacker ( MCTS,Technical University of Munich ) Geoffrey C. Bowker ( Evoke Lab, University of California, Irvine ) Sensing Security - Call for ContributionsIn outer-space, underwater, in cities, our homes, or on our …

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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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SGRI: Call for Chapters

** “The good, the bad and the ugly”. Exploring boundaries between the informal, the criminal and the immoral. Editors: Abel Polese (Dublin City University and Tallinn University); Alessandra Russo and Francesco Strazzari (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies). We are looking for 2-3 contributions to complete a volume to be published in late 2017. If interested please …

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Without freedom, we are no longer citizens

No doubt, after the Snowden revelations and the recent confrontation between Germany and the US, several citizens will be asking themselves whether their private communications are under surveillance, and to what extent. This very event has triggered intensive debate in the media and in the political arenas of several European countries not only about the extent and purpose of the surveillance programs, but also about one of the technologies that are being used to arrange such surveillance ...