The Soft Megamachine: A Hybrid Theory of Crowds and Technology (manuscript in preparation).


Gano, Gretchen. (under review). “Local Deliberation and Imagined Transition Epistemologies.” Technology in Society

Gano, Gretchen. (under review) “Participatory Technology Assessment as Urban Technological Wayfinding.” Journal of Urban Technology.

Selin, Cynthia, Kelly Rawlings, Kathryn de Ridder-Vignone, Gretchen Gano, Jathan Sadowski, Carlo Altamirano, Sarah Davies, Mindy Kimball, and David Guston. (2016) “Experiments in Engagement: Designing PEST for Capacity-Building.” Public Understanding of Science.

Gano, Gretchen. “Starting with Universe: Buckminster Fuller’s Design Science Now.” Futures. (January 15, 2015).

Davies, Sarah R., Cynthia Selin, Gretchen Gano, and Ângela Guimarães Pereira. 2013. “Finding Futures: A Spatio-Visual Experiment In Participatory Engagement.” Leonardo 46(1): 76–77.

Davies, Sarah R., Cynthia Selin, Gretchen Gano, and Ângela Guimarães Pereira. 2012. “Citizen Engagement and Urban Change: Three Case Studies of Material Deliberation.” Cities 29(6): 351–57.

Cobb, Michael, and Gretchen Gano. 2012. “Evaluating Structured Deliberations about Emerging Technologies: Post-Process Participant Evaluation.” International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society 10: 96–110.

Gano, G. L., Crowley, J. E., & Guston, D. 2007. ““Shielding” the knowledge transfer process in human service research.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, January 2007, 17(1):39-60; DOI 10.1093/jopart/muj013


Gano, Gretchen, and David Sittenfeld. 2015. “Amplifying Deliberative Results to Access Policy Networks: The Role of Informal Science Education Institutions.” In Governing Biodiversity through Democratic Deliberation, eds. Mikko Rask and Richard Worthington.

Selin, Cynthia, and Gretchen Gano. 2015. “Seeing Differently: Enticing Reflexivity through Mediating Participation in Futurescape City Tours.” In Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action, eds. Aline Gubrium, Krista Harper, and Marty Otañez.


Gano, G. 2013. “The New Face of Government: Publics and Policymaking Online. Review of Reputation Based Governance by Luccio Picci. 2011 (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Economics and Finance). Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Gano, G.L. 2008 Implementing and Managing e-Government: An International Text. By Richard Heeks. Government Information Quarterly.

Gano, G.L. 2005. “Developing wireless emergency services: a constructivist approach”. Review of Policymaking for Critical Infrastructure: A Case Study on Strategic Interventions in Public Safety Telecommunications by Gordon A. Gow. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company). Science and Public Policy. 32:5 (December 2005); DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5973.2007.00506.x


Tomblin, David, Richard Worthington, Gretchen Gano, Mahmud Farooque, David Sittenfeld, and Jason Lloyd. 2015. Report: Informing NASA’s Asteroid Initiative: A Citizen’s Forum. Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) under NASA Cooperative Agreement / Grant Number: NNX14AF95A.

Worthington, Richard et al. 2012. Report: Technology Assessment and Public Participation: From TA to pTA. Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Science and Technology Innovation Program.

Haller, Megan K., Eric Welch, Mary Feeney, and Gretchen Gano. 2009. Positioning the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement as a Leader in the Use of Technology to Enhance Collaborative Governance. Science, Technology and Environment Policy Lab. Graduate Program in Public Administration. University of Illinois at Chicago.


Gano, G. “Reconsidering the Megamachine: Toward a New Hybridity of Crowd Theory and Technology Studies.” Social Studies of Science.

Gano, G. “Participatory Technology Assessment and the Five Facets of Autonomous Technology.” Science, Technology and Human Values.

Gano, G., Krista Harper and Marc Lorenc. “Futurescape City Tour Springfield: Science and Technology Studies in a Deindustrializing City.” Journal of Urban Technology.


 Journal special issue on “Critical Technology Studies,” guest edited by: B. Brucato and G. Gano (in preparation) based on our 4S panel in 2014 “Minority Report: The Fall and Rise of Critical Technology Studies.”