Publication - Call for Contributions

The CyberSocial Research Lab are excited to announce an exciting experimental publication exploring the entanglements of technology and social life. Forming a part of the IRC funded CyberSocial project at University College Cork, this volume will comprise a blend of academic, creative and speculative pieces bringing together insights from an array of perspectives.

We invite contributions in the following formats:

Short form

  • Stories from everyday life that illustrate the role of technology in personal experience whether empowering, vexing, tragic, funny or merely strange.
  • Poetry, anecdotes, images and aphorisms are also welcome.
  • Entry to our fitbit competition is limited to short form entries only
  • To be submitted online by text or recorded audio before May 31st 2024.

Long Form

  • Academic pieces from any discipline reflecting on the social impact of technology (for example on public discourse, law and justice, social welfare, health, education, ecology)
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • expressions of interest with abstract, bio and contact email, can be submitted by reply with due date January 31 2024 for abstract and May 31st for final full draft for those selected.
  • AI generated pieces also welcome but must be acknowledged as such and include a dated record of the prompts and platforms (incl. version) used, these pieces will be accredited to both prompter and platform.

We look forward to hearing from you!

CyberSocial Research Lab Saotharlann Taighde Chibear-Shóisialta

Dept. of Sociology and Criminology, Askive Ground Floor, O' Donovan's Road, University College Cork, Cork City, Ireland,