Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Geeky goodness

CFP: She’s Such a Geek: An Anthology by and for Women Obsessed with Computers, Science, Comic Books, Gaming, Spaceships, and Revolution (via)

"This anthology will celebrate women who have flourished in the male-dominated realms of technical and cultural arcana. We’re looking for a wide range of personal essays about the meaning of female nerdhood by women who are in love with genomics, obsessed with blogging, learned about sex from Dungeons and Dragons, and aren’t afraid to match wits with men or computers. The essays in She’s Such a Geek will explain what it means to be passionately engaged with technical or obscure topics—and how to deal with it when people tell you that your interests are weird, especially for a girl. This book aims to bust stereotypes of what it means to be a geek, as well as what it means to be female...We want introspective essays that explain what being a geek has meant to you. Describe how you’ve fought stereotypes to be accepted among nerds. Explore why you are obsessed with topics and ideas that are supposed to be 'for boys only.' Tell us how you felt the day you realized that you would be devoting the rest of your life to discovering algorithms or collecting comic books. We want strong, personal writing that is also smart and critical. We don’t mind if you use the word 'fuck,' and we don’t mind if you use the word 'telomerase.' Be celebratory, polemical, wistful, angry, and just plain dorky."

3,000-6,000 words essays due January 15, 2006

A new and already impressive collection of STS scholars, programmes, blogs, syllabi, journals, readings and a bunch of other STS-related wiki stuff. If you study or are interested in social studies of science and technology be sure to contribute!

Pruned: The Physics of Space Gardens

How Much E-Waste Per Child? - Jamais Cascio (WorldChanging)
On the waste that could be generated by the "Hundred-Dollar Laptop"

Effects of Pervasive Computing on Sustainable Development by Andreas Koehler and Claudia Som (via)

Technology and Social Control: The Search for the Illusive Silver Bullet (via)


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