CFP: “The Democratization of Hacking and Making” – New Media & Society special issue


A call for paper proposals has been issued for a special issue of New Media and Society on the topic of “The Democratization of Hacking and Making.” Abstract proposals are due by May 1, 2014. The issue will explore and question

the growing diversity of uses stemming from this turn of hacking towards more popular uses and democratic contexts. Submissions that employ novel methodological and theoretical perspectives to understand this turn in hacking are encouraged. They should explore new opportunities for conversations and consider hacking as rooted in a specific phenomena, culture, environment, practice or movement. Criteria for admission in this special issue include rigor of analysis, caliber of interpretation, and relevance of conclusions.

The full call is included below. Please contact Andrew Schrock or Jeremy Hunsinger, editors of the special issue, with any questions or comments.

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