The Co-Production of Knowledge: Social Media, STS and …

Wednesday 18 July 2012, 9.30AM

Speaker: Confirmed plenary speakers include: Geof Bowker, University of California Irvine, Leah Lievrouw, UCLA Adrian MacKenzie, Cesagen, University of Lancaster, Rob Procter, e-Research Centre, University of Manchester Robin Williams, ISSTI, Edinburgh Sally Wyatt, e-Humanities Programme, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

This three-day symposium (18-20 July) is intended to explore the intersection between these two areas of inquiry, with a specific focus on how Web 2.0 is both generative and challenging of different forms of knowledge production and the authority it commands. Questions related to co-production, citizen science, the power of data algorithms and metrics to shape or bypass human agency, and the possibility of participatory forms of surveillance are just some of the issues that are raised.

This conference is intended to bring together leading scholars in the fields of STS, communication and social media analysis, and the history and philosophy of science to critically explore these issues.

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Papers are invited that explore these broad questions around a number of possible  themes.

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