2nd Global Conference
New Media and Technological Cultures
Monday 9th August - Wednesday 11th August 2004
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers
Keynote Speaker: Owen Kelly
Author, developer and lecturer in multimedia
Arcada Polytechnic, Espoo, Finland
"Cultural Issues in Developing 3d Worlds"
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore, examine and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the emergence of new media for human living and culture. In particular the project will encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues in wrestling with theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which emerging media and technological advances are occurring.
Papers, presentations, workshops and reports are invited on any of the following themes:
defining the characteristics and features of 'new' media
histories and theories of new media
visual culture and the impact of entertainment
digital communications and ways of relating
new media in political contexts; new forms of citizenship
new media in social and economic contexts; the 'modern' society
culture, cybercultures, virtual reality and the impact of technologies
the rise of the internet, www, and online 'communities'
interaction, interactivity and interfaces
private and public space; regulation; risk;
issues of access and control; knowledge management; security issues
social movements and the shaping of individual and collective identities
the impact and implications of increasing globalisation
cyberprotest, activism, anti-globalisation and social mobilisation
This is purely an indicative list - papers are welcome on any related theme. There will also be an opportunity for a ‘problem-solving’ consultative exercise whereby projects in development from any context can be presented to the delegates for feedback and responses.
Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 7th May 2004. If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft paper should be submitted by Monday 19th July 2004.
The conference is part of a larger series of ongoing projects entitled Critical Issues, which aim to encourage innovative cutting-edge dialogue and research by bringing together people from different disciplines, professions and interests.
All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published as an ISBN eBook. Selected papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be published in a hard copy themed volume. One themed volume from the previous conference is in press.
300 word abstracts should be submitted to both the Organising Joint Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats.
For further details about the project please visit the website below.
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