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  • From: "Volny Fages" (fages AT via athena Mailing List) <athena AT>
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  • Subject: [ATHENA] Appel à communications ISA Lisbonne 2017
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:03:31 +0100

Chères et chers collègues,

Vous trouverez ci-dessous un appel à communications pour la session « Innovation, digitalization and participation » du forum de l'Association Internationale de Sociologie (ISA) qui se tiendra à Lisbonne du 12 au 15 juillet 2017.

Collective practices of technology: hackerspaces, Fablabs, and co.

Hackerspaces, Fablabs, Hacklabs, Openspaces, Design Centers, TechShop Inc., etc., the number of technological collaborative and machine sharing "spaces" is now growing rapidly all around the world. Often linked with the maker community, or the DIY movement, historically, sociologically, or only rhetorically, these places are often presented as a revolution in the way citizen consider (and practice) technology, innovation, and science.  

This session proposes to analyze the diversity of these places, giving priority to fieldwork. By crossing various disciplinary perspectives, sociological, anthropological, but also from legal or design sciences, our aim will be to restitute and give a sense to the institutional and organizational diversity of these "spaces". From social action to local entertainment, from non-profitable associations to start-ups selling services to other start-ups or to artists, designers, or architects.

Papers questioning specifically the way these places do or do not modify the relationship between the individual and the group, or the citizen and the community, are welcome. Does collaboration actually penetrate creative or innovative processes ? Which are the values that are built in order to legitimate collective practices ? What can we learn from the frequent tensions appearing  between these open communities and the questions raised by the practical sharing of data, intellectual property, responsibilities or the multiplication of paying services.

This session also aims to examine the transformation of labor in these specific places, and how it can be a way to understand wider changes in society. The users’ practices of these labs are located in a kind of blurred boundary between labor and leisure. Then, these places invite us to analyze the way people overflow, and sometimes hijack, employed labor, and, conversely, how companies, or the State, may use and incorporate some of these practices.  

Cette session est organisée par Delphine Corteel (REGARDS, Université de Reims), Volny Fages (IDHES, ENS Paris-Saclay), Stéphanie Lacour (ISP, CNRS).

Les détails sur la façon de soumettre une proposition de communication et la description complète des sessions sont disponibles sur le site Web de la conférence :


Vous trouverez également un lien direct pour l'Appel à communications sur le site Internet de l'Association Internationale de Sociologie :


Les dates limites sont :

12 mars - Date limite pour soumettre des propositions de communication

15 avril - Notification d'acceptation aux auteurs de propositions

31 mai - Date limite pour l'inscription à la conférence des auteurs acceptés.

Les propositions écrites en français seront acceptées mais les interventions durant la session se feront préférentiellement en anglais. 

N'hésitez pas à faire circuler cette information à vos contacts. (et désolé pour les doublons)

Dans l’attente de recevoir vos propositions,
Bien cordialement

Volny Fages

Maître de conférences (72)
Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay
Département de sciences sociales

  • [ATHENA] Appel à communications ISA Lisbonne 2017, Volny Fages, 01/25/2017

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