CFP: Technology and the Home Panel (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Rett Lorance
contact email: 
llorance@earthlink.net

Technology and the Home Sessions, a permanent area of the
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Annual Conference. Technology and the Home
seeks papers that explore various interactions between the technology and
the domestic environment. The discussion may focus on real or imagined or
speculative homes and technology. There is no limit on the time frame nor
upon the methodology.
 
Previous papers include: "Computing Technologies in the Home: Future
Opportunities and Challenges"; “Technical Innovation and Domestic Display
in Late Republican Rome”; “‘Humor’ in Home Technology”; “The Yeoman Oven
Mitt”; “Burn, Baby Burn (Kitchen Inferno): New Images of Domesticity in
Contemporary Art”: “The Air-Conditioned Life”; "Dysfunctional Household";
“Dymaxion Redux: Rem Koolhaas Cribs Bucky Fuller”; “Happiness Minutes:
Technology and the Psychology of the Home”; “TV Houses”; “Technology: A
Social Placebo”; "Ties Home: Early Iron Construction and Identity";"Showing
Off: The Billiard Room in Nineteenth-Century France”; and “Tools for the
Making of a Happy Home”.
 
Appropriate topics include but are not limited to: appliances, automobiles,
building materials, communications, computers, construction, entertaining,
flooring, furniture, health, hearth, hvac systems, insulation, kitchens,
laundries, lighting, mobility, pets, preservation, recreation, sanitation,
security, television, and wall/window/floor treatments.
 
The 2006 conference is from 10/27-29/06 in lovely Baltimore, MD.
Registration fees apply. For more information, please go to
<http://www.wcenter.ncc.edu/gazette/>.
 
Deadline for proposals: 6/15/06
 
Send 1-page proposal, CV & AV needs via snail mail to:
Rett Lorance
School of Visual Arts
P.O. Box 461
Inwood Station
New York, NY 10034-0461
 
llorance_at_earthlink.net

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches