The Society for the Studies of New and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of new and emerging technologies in society. S.NET represents diverse communities, disciplines, viewpoints, and methodologies in the social sciences and humanities. It also welcomes contributions from scientists and engineers that advance the critical reflection of nanoscience and other emerging technologies. Due to its multidisciplinary approach, the S.NET community addresses a broad range of questions related to the development and societal embedding of new and emerging technologies, including, but not limited to the following themes:

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2019 EVENT

Contrasting Visions of Technological Change, The 11th Annual S.NET meeting will take place November 18-20, 2019, at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in Quito, Ecuador. This year’s meeting will provide rich opportunities to reflect on technological change by establishing a dialogue between contrasting visions on how technology becomes closely intertwined with social orders. We aim to open the black box of technological change by exploring the sociotechnical agreements that help to explain why societies follow certain technological trajectories. This is the first time that the S.NET Meeting will take place in Latin America and we encourage panels and presentations with contrasting voices from both the Global North and the Global South.

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The S.Net Board Members

Michael Bennett
Arizona State University
Maria Belen Albornoz
FLASCO Sede Ecuador
Clare Shelley-Egan
Oslo and Akershus University
Ana Delgado
University of Oslo
Ana Viseu
Universidade Europeia
Nora Sørensen Vaage
Maastricht University
Chris Toumey
University of South Carolina
Poonam Pandey
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Lotte Krabbenborg
Radboud University
Sylvester Johnson
Virginia Tech
Maria Joao Ferreira Maia
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology