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<nettime> CFP for Occupations: new conference dates and deadline

FYI: The date for ?Occupations,? the 11th Annual Graduate Conference  
in Communication and Culture at York University and Ryerson  
University, Toronto, Ontario has been changed from March 23-25, 2012  
to April 27-29, 2012. Please see information on the revised deadline  
for submissions in the CFP below.
Also of note, Edu-Factory?s ?Our University! A Conference on Struggles  
Within and Beyond the Neoliberal University? will be held in Toronto  
the same weekend. We will be working in collaboration with the Edu- 
Factory organizers on some events over this weekend; stay posted for  
details. For more information on the Edu-Factory conference, see
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11th Annual Graduate Conference in Communication and Culture at York  
University and Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
April 27-29, 2012 (new date!)
Abstracts due: February 1, 2012 (revised deadline)
Email submissions and questions to:

Occupy but better yet, self manage?. The former option is basically  
passive?the latter is active and yields tasks and opportunities to  
contribute.? To occupy buildings, especially institutions like  
universities or media, isn?t just a matter of call it, or tweet it,  
and they will come. It is a matter of go get them, inform them,  
inspire them, enlist them, empower them, and they will come.
? Michael Albert, ?Occupy to Self Manage? 
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The unfolding events at Occupy Wall Street and elsewhere present  
possibilities for new politics, and new forms of learning from, living  
with and engaging each other. Occupations are attempts to build the  
social compositions that are the precondition for action. They are the  
working through of a problem that politics-as-usual works to suppress? 
the massive exploitation that is capitalism and the emergence of  
politics adequate to address it. At this stage, occupations are the  
connection of people, ideas and machines?the cumulation of assemblages  
that might build something. What happens next depends on what is being  
built now. We invite graduate students from all related disciplines to  
submit proposals for academic, artistic and activist presentations and  
workshops that explore and otherwise critically engage occupations.

Please send a 250-word abstract to Proposals should list paper/panel  
title, name, institutional affiliation and contact details.
Workshop facilitators: Please provide a timeline indicating the  
duration and one or two general learning objectives of your session,  
along with space and technical requirements.
Artists: If sending creative works by email, please limit attachment  
size to 5 MB or less, or direct us to a URL. Include viewing  
instructions, comments and titles if applicable. If submitting  
creative works by post, please mail the proposal, a copy of the work  
and viewing instructions to the following address:

Intersections / Cross Sections 2012 Conference
c/o Graduate Program in Communication and Culture
3013 TEL Building, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON   M3J 1P3
Occupations is presented by and for graduate student scholars, artists  
and activists through the organizing efforts of the Communication and  
Culture Graduate Students Association (GSA).

For more information about the Joint Graduate Program in Communication  
and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities:  

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