Jim Collier, Virginia Tech

Denver 2015: STS Infrastructures

This exhibit explores the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (SERRC; http://social-epistemology.com)—a collaborative experiment that enacts the principles of social epistemology by providing imaginative, alternative practices and pathways for scholarly expression and publication. Launched in November 2011, the SERRC serves both as both the digital wing of the journal Social Epistemology (Routledge), and as ground for germinating ideas pursued in our book series Collective Studies in Knowledge and Society (Rowman and Littlefield International). The unique interplay of these three platforms inspires us to seek and develop new frameworks that re-imagine the value and reception of scholarship. At the moment, the SERRC comprises 67 members based in 24 countries. We desire to promote cogent, innovative, explicitly normative scholarship that advances a shared, if hardly consensus, understanding of the social aspects of knowledge. We hope to engage our audience in discussions that lead to participation in, and beyond, the SERRC.