[Commons-research] FW: Call for Papers, Ethics of Sharing

Giorgos Cheliotis gcheliotis.lists at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 05:55:18 EST 2010


 
Dear all, please find a CFP that may be of interest to some of you.

> 
> >
> >
> > Call for Papers
> >
> > International Review of Information Ethics http://www.i-r-i-e.net/
> >
> >
> > The Ethics of Sharing
> >
> > Call for Papers for Vol. 15 - July 2011
> >   •   Deadline for extended abstracts: January 31, 2011
> >   •   Notification of acceptance to authors: February 8,
> >       2011
> >   •   Deadline for full articles: April 30, 2011
> >   •   Publication: July, 2011
> >
> > Sharing has emerged as one of the core cultural and ethical values
> > native to the networked environment. It is built both into the
> > technical protocols that make up the Internet, and holds together
> > distributed, mediated communities and organizations (even if they try
> > to limit sharing to members inside the organizations).
> >
> > In information ethics, sharing has implicitly been discussed in terms
> > of privacy, intellectual property, secrecy, security and freedom of
> > speech, which together define the social character of the information
> > environment. But recent developments such as WikiLeaks have shown that
> > there is a need to go beyond discussing the legitimacy of access or
> > restrictions. We need to address the motivations and ethical positions
> > that compel people to share information, even at considerable risk to
> > themselves. Has sharing of information a special virtue of the
> > information society? How are choices of sharing or withholding
> > information justified? Is sharing subversive of the new global information
> regime, or an integral aspect of it?
> >
> > This issue of IRIE brings together contributions towards an ethics of
> > sharing that embeds the technological potentialities in lived social
> > experience. In our understanding, information ethics "deals with
> > ethical questions in the field of digital production and reproduction
> > of phenomena and processes such as the exchange, combination and use of
> information."
> >
> > The task is both descriptive – helping us understand the contemporary
> > complexities of the ethics of sharing as it emerges from practices
> > across a wide range social and cultural contexts – as well as
> > normative – helping us to address blind-spots and clarifying possible
> > ethical frameworks to address unresolved issues.
> >
> > We seeks submission that might address, without being limited to,
> > issues such as
> >
> >   •  Sharing of information of different kinds, such
> >      technical, social and cultural information
> >   •  Sharing of resources, such as bandwidth and
> >      processing power
> >   •  Ethics of sharing across different cultures
> >   •  Values that facilitate sharing
> >   •  Ethics of Sharing in historical perspectives
> >   •  Values emerging from environments characterized by
> >      pervasive sharing
> >   •  Subjectivities of sharing
> >   •  Shifting boundaries between the personal/common
> >   •  Similarities and differences between the sharing of
> >      material and of information resources
> >   •  Ethical limits of sharing, in regard to other values
> >   •  Ethical economies of sharing
> >   •  Economies of sharing vs. economies of exchange
> >   •  Dangers of sharing
> >
> > We aim at addressing this field from a cross-disciplinary and cross
> > cultural perspective, thus we encourage submission from wide range of
> > research disciplines and from Western and non-Western perspectives.
> >
> > Guest Editors
> >
> > Dr. Felix Stalder <felix.stalder at zhdk.ch> Zürich University of the
> > Arts Research project "Media Activism" at the University of Innsbruck
> >
> > Dr. Wolfgang Sützl <wolfgang.suetzl at uibk.ac.at> Research Project
> > "Media Activism" at the University of Innsbruck
> >
> > Abstracts and Submissions
> >
> > Potential authors are requested to provide an extended abstract (max.
> > 1,000
> > words) by January 31, 2011.
> > Abstracts may be submitted in the native language of the author though
> > an English translation of this abstract must be included if the chosen
> > language is not English. IRIE will publish articles in English,
> > French, German, Portuguese or Spanish. The author(s) of contributions
> > in French, Portuguese, or Spanish must nominate at least two potential peer
> reviewers.
> >
> > Abstracts will be evaluated by the guest editors. The authors will be
> > informed of acceptance or rejection by February 8, 2011.
> >
> > Deadline for the final article (usually ca. 3,000 words or 20,000
> > characters including blanks) is April 30, 2011..
> > All submissions will be subject to peer review. Therefore the
> > acceptance of an extended abstract does not imply the publication of
> > the final text by July, 2011, unless the article has passed the peer review.
> >
> > All submissions should be sent by email with ‘IRIE Submission’ in the
> > header
> > to: wolfgang.suetzl at uibk.ac.at
> >
> >
> >

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