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Like the Public LIbrary of Science and other open source ventures in academic publishing, STS Wiki is an experiment in open source knowledge production.

STS Wiki is the only existing alternative to a for-profit publishing regime that, to this point, has enriched copyright holders (read: publishers, not authors) at the expense of the public's ability to learn about STS and to profit from our field's compelling and critical vision.

Contributors to STS Wiki are passionate in their conviction that STS matters -- and what is more, that it is fundamental to any educated person's understanding of the roles that science and technology play in our lives, our society, and humanity's future.

We see our audience as today's STS teacher/researchers, tomorrow's students, and the general public.

By creating a free, publicly available resource of exceptional quality, we hope to inspire, and more than anything, to be helpful.

STS Wiki is a project initiated, funded, and managed by Bryan Pfaffenberger (Department of Science, Technology, and Society, University of Virginia) as a service to the STS community, and in gratitude for an intellectual revitalization that re-ignited an academic career that seemed at the time, quite frankly, to have been toast.

The STSwiki is currently managed in relation to Virginia Tech's Collaboratory for Digital Discourse and Culture and the Department of Science and Technology in Society

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