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We invite you to submit abstracts for the panel that will take place during
the joint EASST/4S conference on August 18-21, 2020 in Prague (CZ).
The joint <https://easst.net/> EASST (European Association for the Study of
Science and Technology) and <http://www.4sonline.org/> 4S (Society for
Social Studies of Science) <https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/> conference
is now accepting abstract proposals. The organisers would like to
particularly invite you to submit your abstracts for the panel on "Crafting
Critical Methodologies in Computing: theories, practices and future
Crafting Critical Methodologies in Computing: theories, practices and future
directions (Panel 32)
Panel Organisers (alphabetically ordered): Loren Britton, University of
Kassel; Claude Draude, University of Kassel, Germany; Juliane Jarke,
University of Bremen; Goda Klumbyte, University of Kassel
In the past decades there has been an explosion of "critical studies", and
computing is no exception. Working to bring insights from critical theories
developed in the humanities and social sciences, the diverse scholarship
that can be located under "critical computing" is engaged in the laborious
and relevant project of translational work between disciplines, and
generative avenues for knowledge developed in the "subtle" sciences to bear
implication to how computational technologies are designed, produced and
Critical computing draws inspiration and methodological tools from fields as
diverse as participatory design and design research, feminist theory and
gender studies, STS, artistic research and post-/de-colonial theory, among
others. In this panel we wish to investigate what are the methodological
approaches that can be employed within, by and for computing, which would be
capable of generating critical technical practices (Agre 1995), accurate and
critical accounts of power dynamics and processes of marginalization, and
craft space for alternative modes and methods of doing computing.
Specifically, we encourage contributions that address questions, including,
but not limited to:
* How can critical thought/theory inform methodology building (or
reflecting upon) in computing?
* How can interactions between (feminist, postcolonial) STS and
computing establish new methodological considerations?
* How do we decolonize computing and its methodologies?
* Where do we locate artistic research, arts practice and design in
regards to questions of methodology in computing?
* How can feminist and other critical epistemological knowledges
generate knowledge about and in computing that from an STS perspective
challenge well worn power dynamics?
Keywords: critical computing, feminist STS, methodologies, postcolonial
studies, artistic research
Categories: Gender/Sexuality/Feminist STS, Information, Computing and Media
Technology , Knowledge, Theory and Method
To submit your abstract, please apply via
<https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ssss/prague20/> conference abstract
submission system and mention the number of the panel that you would like to
submit your abstract to (in this case, panel 32). Papers submitted to an
open panel will be reviewed by the open panel organizer(s) and will be given
first consideration for that session. Also at the time of submission, you
will also be asked to nominate two alternative open panel preferences for
your paper. In the event that your paper is not included in the open panel
of your first preference it will be considered for the alternative panels
indicated in your submission.
Submission deadline is February 29, 2020.
For full information, please see conference website
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