Twelfth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society

  • Ideas, Objects, Waste: Critically Approaching The Life Cycle of Technologies in the Age of the Anthropocene
  • 18-19 February 2016
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

120

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Twelfth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society.

20

Countries represented.

Plenary Speakers

The Twelfth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Gilberto Gallopin

Gilberto Gallopin

The Earth System in the Anthropocene: New Challenges for Knowledge, Technology, and Action

Gilberto Carlos Gallopin is an Argentinean/Italian Independent Scholar, Argentina. He is an ecological systems analyst, scenario builder and sustainable development expert. He has worked in ecological systems analysis, global modeling, environmental impact assessment, environment and development nexus, scenario analysis, policy dialogues, and sustainability science; he published more than 160 papers. He pioneered the building of global scenarios, the application of the systems approach to sustainable development, and coined the concept of socio-ecological system. Some of his relevant work experience includes: Regional Adviser on Environmental Policies at the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; Programme Director at the Stockholm Environment Institute; Leader of the Land Use Program of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture; Senior Fellow of the International Institute for Sustainable Development; Senior Expert on Environment and Development in the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); Full Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Fundación Bariloche, Argentina, as well as Executive President of the latter.

Susana Finquelievich

Susana Finquelievich

We, Cyborgs. How Humanity is Integrating Technology in its Bodies and Life

Susana Finquelievich was born and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She completed her Masters of Urbanism at Université Paris VIII in Paris and her Ph.D. in Social Sciences at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Dr. Finquelievich is a Principal Rsearcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research in Argentina; the Director of the Research Program on Information Society, Institute Gino Germani, Faculty of Social Sciences, at the University of Buenos Aires; Coordinator of the Habitat, Environmental Sciences, and Sustainability Commission at CONICET; Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, National University of Rosario, Argentina; Professor with the Faculty of Education Sciences at Paraná National University of Entre Rios, Argentina; and a Member of the Directive Board of the Centre for Scientific Research and Transfer, CITER, CONICET - National University of Entre Rios.

Her research focus on Information and Knowledge Society and she is currently working on public policies for Information Society, the role of users in technological innovation, and social inclusion.

Dr. Finquelievich has written many books on the subject including, "Food and Energy in Latin America: Provisioning the Urban Poor".

Roxana Cabello

Roxana Cabello

Uses of Interactive Digital Technologies in Low-Income Sectors

Roxana Cabelo holds a Bachelor of Sociology (UBA) and PhD in Social Communication Sciences (USAL). She is currently a researcher-teacher at the National University of General Sarmiento in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she coordinates Observatory Interactive Media Applications (Ohmi).

Her research is dedicated to finding and establishing the links between different types of actors with information and communications technology in various fields. In particular she focuses on children and their educational processes. The main focus of her research focuses on reflection on the relationship between the processes of technological diffusion and development projects.

Her published books include; Las Redes del Juego (2008), Argentina Digital (2009), " Yo con la computadora no tengo nada que ver " (2006), Ciberjuegos (2010), Migraciones digitales (2013), Medios informáticos en la educación (2007), Enseñar con tecnologias, and Nuevas miradas en la formación docente (2011). She has also published numerous articles in books and magazines.

Silvia Lago Martínez

Silvia Lago Martínez

Internet and Community Organizations, New Scenarios of Political and Social Intervention

Silvia Lago Martínez is a Sociologist and Professor with the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and a Researcher at the Gino Germani Institute (UBA) where she co-directs the Program for Research on Information Society. She completed her graduate studies in Political Science, Management, and Technology (CEA-UBA), specialising in technology studies, science, and technology policies.

In her academic work and research, she developed several lines of work in the subject of technology and society. She is currently director of the accredited project funded by UBA, "Public policies for digital inclusion in Argentina and the Southern Cone." She has published books, book chapters, articles in scientific journals, and produced videos about the theme of science and technology and digital culture. Publications 2015: De tecnologías digitales, educación formal y políticas públicas. Aportes para el debate (coord.); Desafíos y dilemas de la Universidad y la Ciencia en América Latina y el Caribe en el siglo XXI (organizer) She is also a member of the Latin American Sociology Association (ALAS) and Argentina Sociological Association (ASA).

Graduate Scholars

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Ayelén Álvarez

Ayelén Álvarez

Sheila Amado

Sheila Amado

Micaela Ciardiello

Micaela Ciardiello

Romina Gala

Romina Gala

Martín Ariel Gendler

Martín Ariel Gendler

Diego Labra

Diego Labra

Joaquin Zajac

Joaquin Zajac

Partners

We appreciate the support of our 2016 Conference Partner.

Final Program