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“Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface” (HASTAC International Conference, Durham, North Carolina, April 2007)

Call for Papers and Panels: HASTAC International Conference

Title: “Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface,” the first international conference of HASTAC (“haystack”: Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory).

Description: 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. 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.

Type of submission wanted: 500-1000 word paper and/or panel proposals

Deadline: Dec 1, 2006

Contact: Jonathan Tarr, HASTAC Project Manager (info@hastac.org or call 919 684-8471); www.hastac.org

  eswanstrom2, 12.11.06

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