CFP Media and Society in Argentina and Latin America (Buenos Aires)

Contemporary Developments on Media and Society in Argentina and Latin America
November 27, 2015
Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Supported by this University and Northwestern University’s School of Communication
Organized byPablo J. Boczkowski andEugenia Mitchelstein

Organizers invite empirical, theoretical, and/or methodological contributions that help to expand knowledge about the interplay between media and society at the national and regional levels. Papers may refer to different types of mediated communication such as journalism; entertainment; advertising and marketing; public relations; social networks; and video games, among others.

Topics covered include the following, among others:
– Transformations in modes of content production.
– Changes in uses of media.
– Innovation and technological change.
– Economics and financing of media.
– The state, government and civil society.
– Regulation and public policy.
– Political communication and electoral campaigns.
– The role of users as content producers.

*Procedural matters*:
– The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 15th, 2015. Please submit the abstracts by email.
– The e-mail subject must be “Last Name, First Name –Media and Society 2015”.
– Abstracts must be sent as an attached file in Word format (.doc, .docx) and the file should be named “Last Name, First Name –Media and Society 2015”.
– Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (excluding the title and references).
– In the same document of the abstract the author/s should include their contact information and a short bio of no more than 75 words.
– A selection committee will review the abstracts and the authors will be notified of the outcome of this process by June 30th, 2015.
– Finalists will be asked to submit their full papers by September 30th, 2015. Paper should not exceed 7,500 words, including references.
– Abstracts and papers must be submitted in Spanish. This will also be the official language of the conference.
– Papers that are part of the conference will be subject to publication in a volume co-edited by Pablo J. Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein.

For more information, please contact the organizers or visit their website.

CFP Technology, Knowledge and Society Conference (Buenos Aires)

Call for Papers
Twelfth International Conference on Technology and Society
The Technology and Society Conference will be held from 18-19 February 2016 at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and encourage faculty and students to jointly submit proposals, discussing technology and society through one of the following themes:

Conference Themes
Technologies for Human Use
Technologies in Community
Technologies for Learning
Technologies for Common Knowledge

2016 Special Focus: Ideas, Objects, Waste: Critically Approaching The Life Cycle of Technologies in the Age of the Anthropocene
Technologies have life cycles. They begin as ideas reverberating within normative contexts of innovation and progress. These ideas then materialize as objects. This materiality connects the object to epochs of production and the natural world: metals, bio-matter and other natural resources. Finally, as their life cycle comes to a close, these objects become waste. In this final stage, another set of material impacts comes into view: their disposal as waste or our reuse of these objects for similar or different purposes. The increasing speed of this life cycle stimulates a ‘what is to be done?’ reflexivity that pervades the whole cycle. What does pace of this life cycle today reveal about us as individuals, communities or societies?

Parallel to our annual thematic streams, the Special Focus for the 12th Technology Knowledge and Society Conference – “Ideas, Objects, Waste: Critically Approaching The Life Cycle of Technologies in the Age of the Anthropocene” – will be to analyze the life cycle of technology in the context of our current ecological condition, in an era that has been coined the age of the Anthropocene. To be precise: how do we use findings of the impacts human action on the environment as an evaluative criterion assessing the ideas, objects and waste of technological developments? In turn, how can such questioning shape our understanding of the social impact of technologies, and the ideals of human needs and community interests manifest in the developmental direction and objects of technologies?

Proposal Submissions and Deadlines
The current review period closing date for the latest round of submissions to the Call for Papers (a title and short abstract) is 18 March 2015*. Please visit the conference website for more information on submitting your proposal, future deadlines, and registering for the conference.

If you are unable to attend the conference, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to The Technology Collection of Journals.

*Proposals are reviewed in rounds adhering to monthly deadlines. Check the website often to see the current review round.