CFP: Hyperpolis: Really Useful Media (6/15/06; 10/20/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Deborah Levitt
contact email: 
dlevitt@earthlink.net

> Hyperpolis 3.0: Really Useful Media
>
> Call for Papers/Proposals
>
> We know too much about media communications technologies as
> instruments of social control.
> We don't know enough about media technologies as instruments of civil
> society
> and cultural development.
> We know too much about media discourses as, on the one hand, “popular
> culture”: alienated
> and commodified cultural forms; and on the other, “cultural theory”:
> paranoid cosmologies
> of hyper-rhetoric, and the ubiquitous inevitability of evil...
> We don't know enough about digital media as something other than a
> means to an end,
> as “instrumental culture”, where culture itself —mainstream,
> alternative, underground, or otherwise—
> is degraded to the status of tools (some hard, some soft, all ware).

> Hyperpolis: Really Useful Media will provide a forum for the
> discussion and presentation of
> some positive contributions to the field, in light of these chronic
> imbalances.
> 1
> Media practices whose product is an improvement in the integrity and
> vitality
> of the culture and society in which they are embedded.
> 2
> Media practices whose processes are in and of themselves desirable.

> Deadline:
> June 15th, 2006
> Conference and Celebration:
> October 20th, 2006
> Hosts:
> Integrated Digital Media Institute
> and Othmer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies
> Polytechnic University, Brooklyn
> Info:
> http://idmi.poly.edu
> Contact:
> Carl Skelton, Director, IDMI
> Polytechnic University, Brooklyn
> RH 701, Six MetroTech Center
> Brooklyn NY 11201 USA
> hyperpolis_at_idmi.poly.edu
>

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cfp categories: 
humanities_computing_and_the_internet