Research Profile

Roberto Cibin

Biography

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Applied Psychology (UCC). I am involved in Grassroot Wavelengths (H2020 - CAPS), a European participatory innovation project fostering media pluralism and collective action in rural and isolated communities. I have a PhD in Social Sciences - Interaction, Communication, Cultural Construction from the University of Padova (Italy), and I have always been interested in citizen engagement in relation to science, technology and innovation. I had five-years of practical experience working within a regional public administration to support digitalisation. My current research reflection and academic production focus on the debate about the design of technology, platforms and services to support empowerment, inclusion and sustainability, through the analysis of processes of infrastructuring, institutioning, commoning and the role of intermediaries in social innovation projects.

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Research Interests

The common thread of my research path has been the attention to the dynamics of interaction between different human and non-human actors in the construction of technoscientific knowledge and artifacts, with particular attention to the power dynamics involved. Initially, this translated into the observation of the co-construction of decisions and knowledge within processes involving the relationship between technoscience, society and environment. My theoretical and methodological frameworks were mainly related to Science and Technology Studies, with particular attention for political science and political sociology. In recent years this path has led me to take advantage of this background in the discussion about Participatory Design, with particular attention to the study of technologies aimed at issues such as social innovation, inclusion, power inequalities, economic and environmental sustainability. My current research reflection and academic production focus on the debate about the design of technology, platforms and services to support a more just society, through the analysis of processes of infrastructuring, institutioning, commoning and the role of intermediaries in social innovation projects.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Co-designing convivial tools to support participation in community radio'
Cibin R.;Robinson S.;Scott K.M.;Sousa D.;Žišt P.;Maye L.;Sciannamblo M.;Ashby S.;Csíkszentmihályi C.;Pantidi N.;Teli M. (2020) 'Co-designing convivial tools to support participation in community radio'. Radio Journal, 18 (1):43-61 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'L’apertura dei dati pubblici nella PA: il progetto Open Data in Trentino'
Cibin, Roberto and Ruzzene, Lorenzo and Gleria, Francesca (2014) 'L’apertura dei dati pubblici nella PA: il progetto Open Data in Trentino'. STUDI ORGANIZZATIVI, [Details]
(2012)'The Chiampo River 30 Years Later: Long-Term Effects of Environmental Regulations on Social Representations'
Brondi S.;Sarrica M.;Cibin R.;Neresini F.;Contarello A. (2012) 'The Chiampo River 30 Years Later: Long-Term Effects of Environmental Regulations on Social Representations'. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 22 (4):283-299 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2020)ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Cibin R.;Robinson S.;Teli M.;Linehan C.;Maye L.;Csíkszentmihályi C. (2020) Shaping Social Innovation in Local Communities: The Contribution of Intermediaries ACM International Conference Proceeding Series [DOI] [Details]
(2020)UbiComp/ISWC 2020 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Scott K.M.;Ashby S.;Cibin R. (2020) Implementing text-to-speech tools for community radio in remote regions of Romania UbiComp/ISWC 2020 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers , pp.123-126 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)Ethnographies of Collaborative Economi (es) Conference
Sciannamblo, Mariacristina and Cibin, Roberto and Zišt, Petra and Csíkszentmihályi, Christopher and Teli, Maurizio (2019) Co-designing collaborative care work through ethnography Ethnographies of Collaborative Economi (es) Conference [Details]
(2019)ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Cibin R.;Teli M.;Robinson S. (2019) Institutioning and community radio. A comparative perspective ACM International Conference Proceeding Series , pp.143-154 [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2012Università degli Studi di Padova PhDSocial Sciences: Communication, Interactions and Cultural Constructions
2008Università degli Studi di Trento Master degreeWork, Organization and Information Systems
2005Università degli Studi di Trieste Bachelor degreePolitical Science and International Relations

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