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Diana Andone on Wed, 26 Mar 2003 09:14:17 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-ro] 1st Global Conference Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture


1st Global Conference Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, 
Cyberpunk and Science Fiction
11 to 13 August 2003, Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
(Please cross post where appropriate)

Marking the launch of a new annual conference, research 
and publication series, this inter-disciplinary and 
multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be 
human and the nature of human community in 
cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In 
particular, the project will explore the possibilities 
offered by these contexts for creative thinking about 
persons and the challenges posed to the nature and 
future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on 
issues related to any of the following themes:

* the relationship between cyberculture, cyberspace and 
science fiction
* science fiction and cyberpunk as a medium for 
exploring the nature of persons
* humans and cyborgs; the synergy of humans and 
technology; changing views of the body
* human and post-human politics; cyborg citizenship and 
rights; influence of political technologies 
* bodies in cyberculture; from apes to androids - 
electronic evolution; biotechnical advances and the 
impact of life, death, and social existence; the impact on 
individuality 
* gender and cyberspace: new feminisms, new 
masculinities 
* electronic persons, community and identity; 
cyberspace, cybercommunities, virtual worlds, 
and home worlds 
* nature, enhancing nature, and artificial intelligence; 
artificial life, life and information systems, networked 
living
* Cyberpolitics, cyberdemocracy, cyberterror; old 
conflicts, new spaces: elections, protest and war in 
cyberspace; nationality and nationalism in cyberculture; 
the state and cyberspace: repression vs. resistance 
* cybercultures: the transnational and the local
* boundaries, frontiers and taboos in cyberculture
* cyberculture and orientalism
* religion and spirituality in cyberculture, science 
fiction and cyberpunk
* old messages, new medium: cyberspace and mass 
communication
* cyberculture, cyberpunk and the near future: 
utopias vs. dystopias
* technology vs. the natural? cyberculture and the green 
movement

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 
word abstracts should be submitted to the Joint 
Organising Chairs by Friday 9th May 2003. Full draft 
papers should be submitted by Friday 11th July 2003. 
Send proposals to:
 
Christopher Macallister, University of Kent at Canterbury 
<cjm23 {AT} ukc.ac.uk> <mailto:cjm23 {AT} ukc.ac.uk> and 
Rob Fisher, Inter-Disciplinary.net 
<rf {AT} inter-disciplinary.net> <mailto:rf {AT} inter-disciplinary.net> 

Papers should be sent as an email attachment in Word, 
WordPerfect or RTF; abstracts can also be submitted in 
the body of the email text rather than as an attachment.

All papers accepted for and presented at the conference 
will be published in an ISBN e-Book. Selected papers 
will be developed and published in a themed hard copy 
book(s).

Further details and information about the Cyberworlds, 
Virtual Reality series of projects can be found at
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/cwvr.htm

For specific information about the conference, please go 
to:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/vhccsf03cfp.htm 


-- 
Diana Andone
Director - Teleuniversitatea TV
Multimedia lecturer - "Politehnica" University of Timisoara

Bul. V. Parvan No 2
1900 Timisoara
Romania

tel/fax +40 256 403300
email: diana {AT} mail.opendrum.utt.ro
http://www.utt.ro


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