Be Kind Rewind: Backchannels Review of 2021

Yana Boeva

January 3, 2022 | Reviews

The new year begins, and you probably have made your wishes for it and have set some resolutions for 2022. Whether they are personal or professional, we wish you that they become fulfilled and that 2022 is a healthy, good year for you and your beloved ones. The Backchannels editorial committee has also set some goals for 2022, and we hope we will achieve as many of them as possible. But for now, here’s my editorial perspective on behalf of the entire committee of the previous year of Backchannels’ publications and activities, which included many reflections, projects, event reports, and a 4S 2021 workshop covered.

Happy New Year letters

In review, 2021 was a tremendous and diverse blog posting year on Backchannels. We started the year with a fresh new look of the 4S website making the posts even more visually appealing. We welcomed several new editors and writers who contributed many pieces. For the 4S 2021 conference in virtual Toronto, we organized a small Backchannels workshop to provide information to interested contributors and exchange with the 4S community. For the workshop, some editors reflected on their experience and appreciation of Backchannels in a short video that invites future authors. You can rewatch the video below.


The following posts would make broad-ranging reading lists of current STS themes, that is, if you haven’t read them already. We hope you enjoy them and consider sharing them in your community.


STS projects on new topics, methods, and engaging community
Conversations with STS scholars
STS events across the globe
Reflections and research on the pandemic
Digital technoscience and technopolitics
Environment and infrastructures
Models and traditions of education

Published: 01/03/2022