3rd Global Conference
Cybercultures: Exploring Critical Issues
Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th August 2005
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growth of cybercultures and the continuing emergence of new media for human living and culture. In particular the conference will encourage innovative 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;
Cyberspace and Cyberculture
Disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives in cyberspace and cyberculture. Identifying key features and issues.
Cybermedias: New Media and Technology
Defining the characteristics and features of 'new' media; histories and theories of new media; technology as a culture; visual culture and the impact of entertainment; digital communications and ways of relating. New forms of literacy.
The Virtual and Virtuality
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; education; security issues. The influence of AI; weak and strong artificial intelligence, cluster intelligence and agent driven intelligence
Cyberpunk: Writing and Film
Art related communication of cyber worlds. Themes emerging and developing within cyberpunk. Fiction, science fiction, anime, film. Cyberpunk as a subculture. Cyberpunk as a medium for exploring the nature of persons.
Digital and Interactive Arts
Collaborative hypermedia projects; Net.Art and Digital Culture; New Textualities: Hyperfiction, Cyberliterature
Computers and Games
The aesthetic and architectural aspects of computer games. Advergames, online games, narrative and games.
Identities, Bodies, Cyborgs and the Human
Robot, Androids, Cyborgs. Birth of the Cyber body and cyber human. Gender related issues, cross gender bodies and human machine bodies.
Cybercultures and Politics
The impact and influence on national and local politics. Cybercultures and democracy. New media in political contexts; new forms of citizenship; new media in social and economic contexts; the 'modern' society.
Cybercultures, Cybersubcultures and Communities
Social movements and the shaping of individual and collective identities; the impact and implications of increasing globalisation. cyberprotest, activism, anti-globalisation and social mobilisation. Social exclusion.
These are indicative themes. Papers are welcome on these and related themes.
Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 3rd June 2005. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 29th July 2005.
300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats
Dr Owen Kelly
Dr Rob Fisher (contact information provided below)
New York, USA
The conference is part of the ‘Critical Issues’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers will be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume.
For further information about the project please visit:
For further Information about the conference please visit the following web address.
Dr Rob Fisher
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)