CFP: [Computing-Internet] Computer Culture: Internet Culture Topics (11/28/07; SWTX PCA/ACA, 2/13/08-2/16/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Chaney
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2008

Computer Culture Area panels
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations 29th
Annual Meeting

The Computer Culture Area welcomes paper, panel, and performance
proposals on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

Archives; Art galleries online; Blogs and pedagogy; Blogs and political
campaigns; Blogs and the news media; Campaign Web pages; Commercial Web
pages; Computer professions; Copyright law; Dating and friendship
services; Digital photo sharing; Distance learning; Ebay culture; Fan
sites, fan fiction; Film and music production and distribution; Financial
technologies and online investment issues; Flash media; Google; Hobbies
and social networking; Information access issues; Internationalism; Job
searches; Library and information science topics; Manga/anime/toons;
Music business, copyright cases; Online business; Online gambling;
Online ’zines; Online worship; Personal Web pages; Plagiarism, pirating;
Podcasting; Pornography; Publishing; Search engines; Social diversity
issues; Social networking; Sports sites and fantasy sports; Spying,
surveillance, security; Terrorism; Virtual communities, bulletin boards,
etc.; Viruses, worms, phishing, spam, and other risks and annoyances;
Visual culture; Web page design (aesthetics, ideology, etc.); Wireless
and mobile communication; YouTube and other public video sites.

The papers should be more than merely descriptive. Research and analysis
may be pursued from any humanities, social science, tech, or arts
perspective. The conference, which began as a regional meeting, is
currently national--even international--in scope. Graduate students and
independent scholars and artists are always welcome.

Email proposals, by November 28, 2007, to:

Joseph Chaney
jchaney @
Department of English
Indiana University South Bend
Box 7111
South Bend IN 46634-7111
(574) 520-4870

For Paper Proposals:

Submit a 150-word abstract embedded in the body of an email. Include
contact information (postal and preferred email address, phone and fax
numbers) and a biographical note. (We do not require participants to
demonstrate expertise in the area. Because these are relatively new
research fields, we wish to encourage broad participation.)

For Panel and Other Proposals, such as Performances:

Feel free to query first. Panel proposals should include all of the
information requested for individual paper proposals, as well as a 100-
word statement of the panel’s rationale and any noteworthy organizational
features and audio-visual requirements.

[Note: proposals on topics related to video and computer game studies
should be submitted to Judd Ruggill, Department of Media Arts, University
of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 jruggill @]

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