Computer Culture Area of SW/Texas Pop Culture Assoc/American Culture Assoc welcomes proposals for papers and panels on a wide range of Internet and computer-related topics for annual conference, Feb. 14-17, 2007, at Albuquerque. Performances and roundtables are also considered. All scholars, professionals, artists and technicians, including graduate students and independent scholars, are welcome. (Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2006.)
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Abramoff and email; Analyses of commercial Web pages; Archiving; Blogs and pedagogy; Blogs and political campaigns; Blogs and the news media; Campaign Web pages; Computer music production, film production; Computer professions; Computers and election ballots; Computers and the stock market; Computers and visual culture; Copyright law; Dating and friendship services; Digital photo sharing; Ebay culture; Fan sites; Flash media; Fundraising; Hobbies; Information access issues; Internationalism; Internet art galleries; Job searches; Library and information science topics; Manga/anime/toons; Music business, copyright control; Online business; Online gambling; Online ízines; Online worship; Personal Web pages; Plagiarism, pirating; Podcasting; Pornography; Search engines; Social diversity issues; Sports sites; Spying, surveillance, security; Terrorism; Virtual communities, bulletin boards, etc.; Viruses, worms, phishing, spam, and other risks and annoyances; Web page design issues (aesthetics, ideology, etc.); Wireless and mobile communication; Youtube and other public video sites.
The papers should be more than descriptive, and may include analysis from any humanities, social science, tech or arts perspective. The conference, which began as a regional meeting, is currently national--even international--in scope.
For Paper Proposals:
Please submit a 200-word abstract embedded in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include contact information (postal and preferred email address, phone and fax numbers, etc.) and a biographical note about your connection to the topic. (We do not require participants to demonstrate expertise in the area. These are relatively new research fields, and we wish to encourage exploration.)
For Panel and Other Proposals, such as Performances:
Feel free to query first. Panel and other proposals should include all of the information requested for individual paper proposals, as well as a 100-word statement of the panelís rationale and any noteworthy organizational features.
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