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Harry Halpin on Fri, 3 Nov 2006 16:25:51 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> CFP "Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface" HASTAC Conf. April 19-21 2007 Duke University

Call for Papers
HASTAC International Conference
“Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface”
April 19-21, 2007

Deadline for proposals: Dec 1, 2006
HASTAC is now soliciting papers and panel proposals for “Electronic
Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface,” the first international
conference of HASTAC (“haystack”: Humanities, Arts, Science and
Technology Advanced Collaboratory). The interdisciplinary conference
will be held April 19-21, 2007, in Durham, North Carolina, co-sponsored
by Duke University in Durham and RENCI (Renaissance Computing
Institute), an innovative technology consortium in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina. Details concerning registration fees, hotel accommodations,
and the full conference agenda will be posted to www.hastac.org as they
become available.

The keynote address will be delivered at the Nasher Museum of Art at
Duke by visionary information scientist John Seely Brown (The Social
Life of Information; formerly Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and
Director of its Palo Alto Research Center/PARC). Other events include a
talk by legal theorist James Boyle (co-founder of the Center for the
Study of the Public Domain, Creative Commons, and Science Commons), a
conversation among leaders of innovative digital humanities projects led
by John Unsworth (chair of the ACLS “Cyberinfrastructure and the
Humanities and Social Sciences” commission), and a presentation by media
artist and research pioneer Rebecca Allen. The conference will also
include refereed scholarly and scientific papers, multimedia
performances, an exhibit hall of innovative software and hardware, plus
tours of art and scientific installations in virtual reality,
learning-game, and interactive sensor space environments.

Six sessions will be devoted to panels with refereed papers on aspects
of “interface” spanning media arts, engineering, and the human, social,
natural, and computational sciences. Panels will be topical and
cross-disciplinary; they will be comprised of papers that are themselves
interdisciplinary as well as specialized disciplinary papers presented
in juxtaposition with one another.

We will consider proposals for full panels (three or four papers), for
paired cross-disciplinary papers on a shared topic, or for single papers.

Topics: Panels might address interfaces between humans and computers,
mind and brain, real and virtual worlds, science and fiction, consumers
and producers, text-archives and multi-media, youth and adults,
disciplines, institutions, communities, identities, media, cultures,
technologies, theories, and practices.

Other possible topics: the body as interface, neuroaesthetics and
neurocognition, prosthetics, mind-controlled devices, immersion,
emergence, presence, telepresence, sensor spaces, virtual reality,
social networking, games, experimental learning environments,
human/non-human situations and actors, interactive communication and
control, access, borders, intellectual property, porosity, race and
ethnicity, difference, Afro-Geeks and Afro-Futurism, identity, gender,
sexuality, credibility, mapping and trafficking, civic engagement,
social activism, cyberactivism, plus all of the other In|Formation Year
topics: in|common, interplay, in|community, interaction, injustice,
integration, invitation, innovation.

Proposal Submissions: Please send 500-1000 word paper and/or panel
proposals to info {AT} hastac.org.

Deadline for Proposals: December 1, 2006.

Full-length papers or power-point presentations will be posted on the
HASTAC website prior to the conference. The sessions themselves will be
devoted to synopses of the work, followed by a response designed to
elicit audience participation. Attendees whose papers are not accepted
will be encouraged to display their work at a digital poster session.

Registration will be limited to 150 people. HASTAC will announce a
priority registration period for HASTAC In|Formation Year site leaders,
followed by open registration.

Some scholarship funding will be available to graduate students to help
defray fees and conference costs.

For additional information as well as copies of the In|Formation Year
poster, contact Jonathan Tarr, HASTAC Project Manager (info {AT} hastac.org
or call 919 684-8471).

HASTAC uses Creative Commons licenses for all of its endeavors. All
conference sessions will be webcast, archived, and made available for
non-profit educational purposes.


Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh 
http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426

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