Archive for May, 2008

Facebook platform to go open source: What’s the dealio?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

One of my Skype contacts had this URL as their  status. I know there’s been talk in the non-profit/social change tech sector about building an open source social networking site like Facebook. I’m not sure (because I haven’t really been following along) how sites like Change.org fit into the picture. So I can’t really say […]

Summer Freedom of Code

Monday, May 26th, 2008

One of the tech activists participating in my dissertation research just told me about a project being run by Riseup called Summer Freedom of Code. This is a totally inspiring endeavour, one that reaffirms my decision to stick with my research topic, and assures me that social justice organizing and activism are not dead – […]

Teaching for survival: Subverting the status quo

Monday, May 19th, 2008

I will be attending the International Communication Association conference, which takes place later this week in Montreal. I am participating in a pre-conference workshop entitled Bridging the Scholar/Activist Divide in the Field of Communication – exactly up my alley. I wrote the abstract last fall sometime, and haven’t really looked at it since then. My […]

CFP: Stream Journal

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I am the technology editor for this journal and also the blog book review editor… Check out the CFP and submit if you’ve got anything… Stream: Culture/Politics/Technology is an open-access, peer-reviewed graduate e-journal for students in communication studies and cognate fields encompassing three over-overlapping ‘streams’ of concentration: culture, politics, and technology. It is published by […]

New book out and making the move to Open Access

Monday, May 5th, 2008

I received my copy of Reconstructing biotechnologies: Critical social analyses in the mail today. It is from Wageningnen, an academic publisher out of The Netherlands. It is a lovely book, replete with all sorts of fascinating articles about the appropriation and reconstruction of biotechnologies for sustainable rural development. My little essay on wikis fits – […]