Tuesday 16th March - Thursday 18th March 2010
Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by massive exploitation of digital technologies for inter-human communication and examine how online users form, archive and de-/code their memories in cybermedia environment, and how the systems used for production influence the way the users perceive and work with memory. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts of memory co-/production, re-/mediation, en-/decoding, dissemination, personal/mass interpretation and preservation.
Papers, presentations, workshops and reports are invited on any of the following themes:
1. Digital Personal and Community Memory
Theories and Concepts of Memory. The Digitisation of Individual and Community Memory. Identifying Key Features and Issues.
2. Externalization and Mediation of Memories
Memory Metaphors in the Digital Age. Web 2.0 Services as a Medium for Production/Dissemination of Memory. Representational Principles for Memory Recording.
3. Memories and Cybercultures
Social Networking and Fan Cultures. New Media Arts and Memory.
4. Memory and Inter-Culturalism
Expatriate, Dissent and Emigrant Cultures and Communities Online.
5. Memory and Technology
The Memory of Digital Media and Systems. The Memory Infrastructures and the User Response.
6. Emergent Technologies for Memory Capturing
The Spatialization of Memories in Virtual Worlds. Prototyping Tools for Digital Autobiographic and Biographic Productions. Experimental Interfaces.
7. Archiving and Dissemination of Memory Data
Digital Data Recording. Memory Restoring and Preservation Strategies. Digital Libraries and Archives as a Community Memory. Database Structuring, Data Retrieval and Usage. User Response and Modelling.
8. Uses of New Media for Production of Historical Knowledge
National Identity and Memory in the Digital Age. Political Uses of Cybermedia for Historical Revisionism.
9. Specific Research on Community Memory
Social Issues Research. Online Ethnographic Research. Privacy and Legal Issues in Community Informatics.
The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 2nd October 2009. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 5th February 2010. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
Cyber Hub Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net and
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Network Founder and Network Leader
Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK
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 eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s) or for inclusion in a new Cyber journal (launching 2010).
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For further details about the conference please visit:
Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House, Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Oxfordshire. OX29 8HR
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