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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 1 • Date Spring 2014

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  • [Front cover]

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  • 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 14)

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  • IEEE 2014 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century

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  • [Table of contents]

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  • Staff listing

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  • Starting a New Chapter [President's Message]

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  • We've Got to Do Better [Editorial]

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  • T&S Magazine Welcomes Three New Associate Editors [News and Notes]

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  • Nanotechnology: Ethical and Social Implications [Book Review]

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  • Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age [Book Review]

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  • T&S 'Technology and Society in Asia' Editorial Hits a Nerve [Letter to the Editor]

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    Attached please find the commentor's response to your editorial, not in the traditional form of a Letter to the Editor but as a "picture to the Editor." View full abstract»

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  • Geosocial Intelligence [Leading Edge]

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  • Appropriate Technologies in the Globalized World: FAQs [Commentary]

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  • Call for Nominations

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  • The Reinvention of Social Capital for Socio-Technical Systems [Special Section Introduction]

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  • Smart Cities and Their Smart Decisions: Ethical Considerations

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    In many respects, information and communication technologies (ICTs) pose new challenges to society. It is worth recognizing what ICTs represent within the urban space because of their widespread use and increasing presence in people?s daily lives. ICTs allow new ways of interaction between citizens and communities and, according to many authors, their use can improve not only communication within society, but also public management as a whole. Their use, therefore, favors greater social and economic development. View full abstract»

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  • Goal-Oriented Prosumer Community Groups for the Smart Grid

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    Energy demand is continually rising, worldwide. Most of the current demand is met by non-renewable energy sources, like coal, petroleum, and natural gas. However, currently, society is faced with the problem of dwindling and scarce non-renewable energy resources, resulting in a shortage of energy. Moreover, the process of energy production from non-renewable sources is increasing greenhouse gas emissions, leading to unpleasant and potentially dangerous climatic changes. Therefore, in today?s world, the focus is on inducing users to reduce their household energy consumption, and shift to using energy produced from renewable sources, such as solar, water, and wind. Not only this, but users are being encouraged to generate the green energy, and to either store the surplus for future usage or to feed it back into the utility grid. In order to evolve such bidirectional energy and information flow, the concept of the smart-grid has been proposed [1]. View full abstract»

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  • User Issues for Smart Meter Technology

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    Smart meters have become a matter of concern for many populations, although the technology is as always politically neutral. The focus on electricity rather than all metered services, water, gas, and electricity is one aspect of this public concern. View full abstract»

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  • Social Media, Disaster Studies, and Human Communication

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    Most sociologists of knowledge and science tend to agree that significant advances in an area come less from the accumulation of empirical studies, but more from reconceptualizations of basic ideas and definitions [1, p. 38]. View full abstract»

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  • Value Capturing and Role Playing in Social Networking Sites

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    Digitally Engaged Communities (DECs) are growing exponentially within Social Networking Sites (SNS), such as Facebook, Twitter, Bebo, LinkedIn, and MySpace, thanks to the wide adoption of such sites. Digitally engaged communities are referred to by terms such as online communities, virtual communities, Web communities, and social networks. One of the most widely cited definitions of DECs is that of Preece [31]. She argues that a DEC consists of people, purpose, policies, and the computer systems. She explains that any community is created by a group of people networking together, interacting publicly, sharing similar needs, and governing themselves through an implicit set of protocols guiding their interactions. Preece [31] also indicates that this kind of digital relationship needs to be mediated by the support of technological facilitators. Hence, one can argue that DECs are Web-based networks of interpersonal ties connecting people socially, and allowing them to 1) create a sense of belonging and construct an online profile within a bounded system, and 2) articulate a list of other online contacts with whom they establish relationships and connections. View full abstract»

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  • Maps as Deep: Reading the Code of Location-Based Social Networks

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    Location-based services comprise the fastest growing sector in web technology business [1, p. 9]. These services, be they location-based social networks, satellite navigation devices in cars, or augmented reality browsers as applications on mobile phones, have opened questions about their mediating effects on the awareness of location and engagement with location for users. McCulloch [2] argues that location-based services are a channel for specialized information, in that the information reaching users is now about where they are, rather than decontextualized information with no relevance to the location of the user. Analyses of the impact of location-based services have been myriad in consideration [3], but some major areas of research have emerged. Wilken [3] identifies the major themes as research directed towards analyzing how locative technologies mediate the relationship between technology use and physical or digital spaces [4]-[12], discussions of power and politics in location-based services [13], and assessments and discussions on the nature of the representation of space that emerge through locative media [14], [15]. In addition, the area of privacy has been a major area of interest [16]-[19]. View full abstract»

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IEEE Technology and Society Magazine covers the impact of technology (as embodied by the fields of interest in IEEE) on society

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Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong