Tuesday, September 19, 2006

CFP: Technical Communication & Culture Area for 2007 SW/Texas PCA/ACA Conference

CFP: Technical Communication & Culture Area for 2007 SW/Texas PCA/ACA Conference Location: New Mexico, United States
Call for Papers Deadline: November 15, 2006

Understanding why gas prices rise or fall, filtering war reports, reading campaign materials, listening to the stem cell debate, and following sports blogs are just some of our encounters with technical information in recent days. How much of that information is communication? How does technology modify the information?

Share your ideas and join us for the 28th meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
February 14-17, 2007
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque

Proposals for papers and panels on the intersection of technical communication and culture are welcome in areas such as the following:

-Ideology and ethics: who encodes these methods? who decodes them?
-Pedagogical implications: how do we “teach” new methods and genres, or how do we apply older methods to current trends?
-Technology and literacy: what definitions apply? who determines what qualifies as reading in our information age?
-Collaboration, structure, and culture: how does the workplace affect these? how does popular culture (film, television, music, video games) represent these?
-Philosophies and research methods: could IM be our newest tool for research?
-Visual theory, design, usability, accessibility (especially of online environments)
-Genres: websites, reports, television news and programs, manuals, forms, flyers

Please send a 200-word proposal, including proposal title, via email to the address below by November 15, 2006.

Lacy Landrum
Oklahoma State University
Morrill 205
Stillwater, OK 74078

Email: lacylandrum@yahoo.com
Visit the website at http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html