Saturday, October 22, 2005

CFP: Computer Culture Area - 2006 SWTexas Popular Culture Assoc./American Culture Assoc.

CFP: Computer Culture Area - 2006 SWTexas Popular Culture Assoc./American Culture Assoc.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2006
Deadline: November 15, 2005

We are seeking individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals (panels of three or four presenters) in various areas of computer media. Panels are open to professionals, graduate students, and performers and designers. Proposals may be for histories and analyses from any number of perspectives. We are also interested in proposals from active bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and Web page designers.

Papers on BLOGGING may focus on the controversy surrounding news coverage, commentary, and analysis. Papers may also study blogs and blogging culture in other realms, from the personal to the political, pedagogical, and commercial.

WEB DESIGNERS may submit sample pages (by link, for instance). In their abstracts, designers should describe the purpose and history of their work, or should outline a critical concern and propose a line of discussion of special interest to Web page designers or Web users. We will also consider papers that analyze or compare Web sites.

If you are an active PODCASTER or VIDEO LOGGER, you may submit the text of a sample podcast or vlog and describe the purpose and history of your endeavor. Include Web site addresses in your abstract. Podcasters who wish to participate in panels must be able to present a five-minute CD recording of their work.

For Panel Proposals:

Feel free to query first. Panel proposals should include all of the information demanded for individual paper proposals, including information about the panel chair, as well as a 100-word statement of the panel's rationale and of any noteworthy organizational features.

For Paper Proposals:

Please submit (preferably in the body of an email) a 200-word abstract by November 15, 2005. Include all contact information: address, phone number(s), fax number, and email address. Also include a biographical note in which you outline your career and/or define your connection to
the topic. However, you do not need to prove expertise in the area of your proposed presentation. Beginners, dabblers, and enthusiasts are all welcome. This is a new and ever-changing field, and we are open to new people, approaches, and topics.

Send proposals to:
Professor Joseph Chaney
Department of English
Indiana University South Bend