Special Issue On: Ethics, Law, and Policy Transforming through the Socio-Technical Design of Artist Actions

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 (All day)

Special Issue On: Ethics, Law, and Policy Transforming through the Socio-Technical Design of Artist Actions

Submission Due Date
9/30/2016

Guest Editors
Jules Rochielle Sievert

Introduction
Currently, artists are becoming increasingly involved in social media projects resulting in offline activism, which can affect public perceptions of ethics, policy, and ultimately, law. These projects work to change attitudes and highlight issues in ethics, law and policy that affect people and communities.

Objective
We encourage multidisciplinary papers to explore how artists, cultural activists and other types of creative digital humanitarians are utilizing social media and networked conversation as a political organizing strategy to frame, develop and encourage policy reform.

Recommended Topics

How do these networks get created, and how are they maintained as reliable online communities?
Are these networks “owned”, led, or shared collectively?
If they are shared collectively, how are decisions made across these networks?
Are meetings held?
Are they held online or in real-time?
Which ideas get moved forward and prioritized?
How are community leaders selected?
If the network is shared, how or does intellectual property impact the co-design, participatory design and/or collaborative design this online community or networked conversation?
What strategies are used to address issues centered on issues of power and ownership?
How is the sense of the collective maintained?
What are some examples of this?
How is community trust managed?
Are there contracts, agreements or social contracts?
Are these “contracts” “spoken”, “unspoken”, formal or informal?
How do these concepts get played out the age of a growing mass of online intermediaries?
How does an online community develop a collective voice and how does that emerge in a way that can be used to reform or frame public policy?
Which tools or strategies are used to quantify, measure and determine agreement and dissent?
How is disagreement processed and managed?
How are the collective outcomes, evaluations and decisions made transparent and visible?
Is transparency central to maintaining online trust?

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Ethics, Law, and Policy Transforming through the Socio-Technical Design of Artist Actions on or before September 30, 2016. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Jules Rochielle Sievert 
Guest Editor 
International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD) 
E-mail: julesrochielle@gmail.com
All manuscript submissions to the special issue should be sent through the online submission system: http://www.igi-global.com/authorseditors/titlesubmission/newproject.aspx

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