CFP: CODE (3/15/07; SLSA, 11/1/07-11/4/07)

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**Call for Papers and Proposals**
The 21st Annual Conference of the SLSA (Society for Literature, Science,
and the Arts)

-Nov. 1-4, 2007
-Portland, Maine (USA)
-Topic: CODE
-Deadline for paper and panel submissions: March 15, 2007
-Plenary Speakers: N. Katherine Hayles, UCLA; Brian Massumi, Université
de Montréal
-Conference website:

Biological and algorithmic, protector of secrets and porthole to
mysteries, universal and singular, code is an invitation to thought.
Code can be "wet" (genetic, organic, human), "dry" (digital,
mathematical, logical), something in-between, neither, or both
(linguistic, symbolic, religious, moral, legal). Code is the meeting
ground of strange bedfellows, the cipherer and decipherer, the domain of
law and its subversion, communication and privacy. Code is about
patterns, sequences, systems, translations, substitutions. It can bind,
trick, and free. Modern technologies are affording us more and more keys
to unlock nature's code and more opportunities to manipulate it.

**We welcome paper and panel submissions that explore any
type/aspect/nature/culture of code in any period of history. Also
welcome are submissions on any aspect of science's relationship with
literature and the arts, including ones presented in nontraditional
formats (such as film/video, performance, music, or visual art).**

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