CFP: Electronic Communication (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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Leslie Fife
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    Call for Papers
  Communicating Error in an Information Age
  Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
  National Conference
  Boston, MA
  April 4-7, 2007
  The Electronic Communication and Culture Area
  of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals
  for panels and individual papers on the theme of error/noise
  in a cybernetic society.
  In a culture of information, “noise” marks a rupture
  of signification that lays bare the dispersive and dissipative
  features of digital networks. In what ways are “error” and
  “noise” structured in popular culture as a threat to social
  and cultural forms? How might “aberrant” communicative
  practices suggest a poetics of noise?
  Possible topics include:
  --“Web Junk” & “Viral Videos”
  --Denial of Service Attacks
  --Online Jihadists
  --YTMND & Other Web Fads
  --The PATRIOT Act
  --Flash Mobbing
  --Blog Hoaxes
  --“Something Awful”
  Submit a 250 word maximum proposal to:
  Mark Nunes, Chair
  Department of English, Technical Communication, and Media Arts
  Southern Polytechnic State University
  1100 South Marietta Parkway
  Marietta, GA 30060-2896
  Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2006

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