CFP: Sustainable Transformations: Technology and Its Environments (4/15/07; 10/4/07-10/6/07)

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Sustainable Transformations:
Technology and Its Environments
October 4-6, 2007

The theme of the 31st Annual Humanities and Technology Conference
reflects the contemporary interest in the multiple interfaces of
technologies and their environments. HTA invites individual papers and
session proposals addressing the conference theme from the viewpoints of
the humanities, the sciences, and engineering.

In addition to the conference theme, papers on all other aspects of the
interactions of technology, science, and the humanities are welcome.

Next to innovations explicitly designed to protect the environment,
modern technology creates new environments and alters existing ones,
both natural and human-made. Whether it be with respect to aging,
privacy, healthcare, education, transportation, or communication, new
technologies keep redefining our environments for us.

This conference ( invites contributions that
explore, for example,

developments in environmental technology, as well as the political,
social, and economic challenges they pose

the destruction and/or creation through technology of natural, human
made, or virtual environments of all kinds

aesthetic and artistic reactions to the destruction or creation of new

the sustainability of natural or virtual environments

human adaptations to technological environments

philosophical and ethical dimensions of technological environments

the ecology of environments

Please submit a one-page proposal (200 words) by April 15, 2007 to, call 812-877-8221, or write to

Andreas Michel,
HTA Conference Chair,
Humanities and Social Sciences,
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology,
5500 Wabash Ave,
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Richard A. House
Assistant Professor of English
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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