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L Jean Camp <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 23:12:19 -0500
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Dear Colleagues (with apologies for multiple-postings):

We'd be grateful if you alerted suitably qualified and interested
students to this opportunity.



Call for Applications

Graduate Student Workshop: Values in Computer and Information System Design
Center for Science, Technology and Society
Santa Clara University
August 8-16 2008

 Workshop Directors:
                          Geoffrey C. Bowker, Santa Clara University
Helen Nissenbaum, New York University

About the Workshop:
We invite applications for a one week NSF sponsored workshop on
emerging approaches to the study of values in computer and information
systems. Funding is available to help support students'
travel,accommodation, and subsistence. Workshop goals include:

     Deepening understanding of technology in relation to social,
moral, political and cultural values.
     Creating new opportunities for collaborations among researchers
and scholars (current and future).
     Revealing relevant cross-cutting literatures, approaches, and
     Promoting the development of collegial networks among
established scholars and students.

Students will cover a diverse canon of works on technology and values,
and design and design methodologies promoting a broad understanding of
what "good" systems are.  Guest faculty, including major theorists and
design practitioners, will lead discussions and share their own work.

On Saturday August 16, students will present their work at a public
conference to a panel made up of industry and academic experts, who
will comment on their presentations.  There will also be two keynote

Who should apply?
Students working toward a Ph.D., or equivalent professional degree, in
information science, media and communications, sociology, management,
policy, law, STS, computer science and engineering, and philosophy.
Applicants should have completed (or nearly completed) course
requirements and be on the path toward an independent project
(dissertation or other) related to the central themes of the Workshop.
We are striving for diversity of backgrounds, methodologies, and
geographic origin.

Please send: CV, 2-page project description, and letter of
recommendation (under separate cover) from a faculty member. CV should
mention relevant coursework, work, design, or system-building
experience. In a cover letter, applicants should mention potential
funding sources and needs.

Send queries or materials to:

Geoffrey C. Bowker
Center for Science, Technology and Society
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0470
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Applications close: 15 January, 2008
Awards will be announced: 29 February, 2008
This workshop is supported by NSF Science of Design Grant: CNS 0613893

Helen Nissenbaum, professor
media, culture & communication, NYU
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L. Jean Camp
Net Trust
Economics of Security

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