UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes (1/20/06; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

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UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes - New Adjunct Workshop and Web Site

Deadline: January 20th, 2006

If you could, please post this update concerning "Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes," the Intersections Graduate Student Creative Conference 2006, in Toronto:

In association with the Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group (TUPDiG) a new Adjunct Workshop and Web Site have been developed. For more information concerning the workshop and the conference please see the details that follow below, or please check the web site at the following URL:

http://www.yorku.ca/cocugsa/conference.html

The conference is hosted by graduate students of the York/Ryerson Joint Programme in Communication and Culture. We encourage all graduate students interested in Communication and Culture to submit to the new adjunct workshop and this creative conference, especially if students have some preliminary research completed after their last term of course work!

More announcements will follow shortly concerning keynote speakers, and other events at the conference. Our apologies for any cross posting.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference from March 24-26, 2006!!

Have a great new year!

Sincerely,

Peter Ryan
Intersections Conference Chair 2006

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Adjunct Workshop: COMMUNICATION, CULTURE, POLITICS & POLICY

The Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group (TUPDiG)
at the Intersections Conference

For more on TUPDiG please see:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tupdig/

For more on the Adjunct Workshop Call For Papers (CFP) please see:
http://www.yorku.ca/cocugsa/tupdig.html

CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP):
COMMUNICATION, CULTURE, POLITICS & POLICY March 2005

In conjunction with the Ryerson/York University Joint Graduate Programme in Communication & Culture, the Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group invites graduate students to share their research in a special one-day workshop focusing on communications, culture, politics and policy. The workshop will be held as an adjunct session to the Communication & Culture Programme's fifth annual graduate student conference (24-26 March), to be held at Ryerson University, Toronto.

The workshop's aim is to support academic experimentation and discussion, towards developing a community of inter-disciplinary scholars concerned with political and policy-related issues.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- analysis of historical and contemporary events and institutions
- current theories and models in communications and culture studies
- challenges to dominant understandings within a broad, complex field

Submissions from researchers trained outside the field of communications and culture, as well as from outside politics and policy studies are encouraged.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, 20 January 2006

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORMAT

The workshop will be oriented around sessions of two or three 10-15 minute paper presentations followed by questions.

All interested participants are asked to submit an abstract outlining the basic themes and argument their presentation will make. Abstract should be no more than 250 words (one typewritten page, double spaced) and submitted via email as an attachment in .TXT, .RTF, or Microsoft Word format. Name and contact information should not appear on this page.

Please include a separate page with the following information:

1. Title of presentation as it appears on the abstract
2. Name
3. Affiliation (program and university)
4. Level and year of study (e.g., MA, 2nd year)
5. Phone number
6. E-mail address
7. Mailing address
8. A/V and other requirements (computer/projector, display materials)
9. Please e-mail inquiries and submissions to: [tupdig_at_yahoo.ca] or [intersec_at_ryerson.ca].

Presented by the Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tupdig/

Communication and Culture Graduate Students Association: http://www.yorku.ca/cocugsa

The Call For Papers for "Intersections 2006," the Joint Graduate Programme in Communication & Culture
Annual Conference is available at: http://www.yorku.ca/cocugsa/conference.html

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EMERGING SPACES, TRANSFORMING SCAPES
Intersections 2006: A Graduate Student Creative Conference
Original Call For Proposals (CFP)

CFP DEADLINE: Friday, January 20th, 2006
Web Site: http://www.yorku.ca/cocugsa/conference.html

Hosted by the students of the Joint Graduate Programme in
Communication and Culture
York University and Ryerson University
Toronto, Canada
March 24-26, 2006

EMERGING SPACES, TRANSFORMING SCAPES

We invite all interested graduate students to join us for our 5th annual Intersections weekend Creative Conference. This year we areespecially interested in discussing the significance of both new and established scapes, and their relationships with and connections to imagined and physical spaces. Edges, nodes, networks, overflows, streams: the way we imagine our world is changing. We are at a point where it is important to reflect upon and consider older connectivities established through non-electronic media, while at the same time considering the potentials of new media through emerging communication technologies. Bodies, commodities, ideas, and technologies follow an exploding number of conduits between the local and the global, around, through, and behind nations and institutions.

The 2006 Intersections Conference will be the 5th annual event organized by the York/Ryerson joint
Programme in Communication and Culture. After last year's successful conference concerning themes of
HYBRID ENTITIES, which analyzed haphazard links, mongrel formations, and mutant compositions, we are now interested in submissions that explore intersections where steps and solutions can be actively followed in attempts to answer the many questions that arise when we try to create and influence the direction of Communications and Culture. The conference will investigate the following new spaces and modes of movement: How and by whom are these flows, networks, and disjunctures created? By what paths do we move/think through them? Where is power, and how does it move? Do borders, edges, and in-between spaces exist? What happens here? Is social change or even directionality possible within a fluid and shifting environment? What metaphors and tools can we use to conceptualize the world and the future? What potential exists for scapes of resistance, or opportunities to challenge present boundaries and structures? What can we learn from the past? How can we imagine new so
cial formations, solidarity, and subject positions in the 21st Century?

Open to all graduate students, this interdisciplinary conference welcomes submissions that take up these themes either through an academic paper presentation, an artistic expression, or an activist agenda. Details on subtopics and submission procedures follow below. We encourage all interested activists and scholars to participate and to come celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the Intersections Conference!!

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SUBTOPICS AND THEMES

Invited submissions include papers, artwork and activist presentations that relate to the following broad themes:

1) Media and Culture
Topics could include (but are not limited to) cultural consumption and production, cultures of cities, space and place, depictions of ability/disability, media democracy, media studies, popular and visual culture, subjectivity, representations of class/ethnicity/gender/race/sexualities, semiotics and linguistics.

2) Technology in Practice
Submissions in this category might address (but are not limited to) questions regarding technology's emergent role in theoretical and practical debates surrounding art, authenticity, and aesthetics, negotiations of accessibility and identity, race and gender, explorations in the concepts of the cyborg, the post-human, and technoculture. Also, issues of how the Internet and network society is reconfiguring social formations and subject positions will be considered as a part of this category.

3) Politics and Policy
Potential areas of focus could include (but are not limited to) accessibility, citizenship, communication policy, copyright and intellectual property, cultural policy, deliberations about communication and culture and the public sphere, globalization, media ownership in Canada, questions of structure, power and agency, privacy and surveillance, sovereignty, and strategies of resistance.

SUBMISSION FORMAT/DEADLINES

As an expanded event, this year EMERGING SPACES will include the following formats for disseminating and discussing ideas.

1) Paper presentations
- 15 min. presentation of an academic paper with time for discussion to follow

2) Creative work with artist's talk
- Artwork/media for exhibition, accompanied by artist talk during conference

3) Poster session (with possible roundtable discussion)
- Presentation of materials in a poster and/or table display with discussant. If there is enough interest, these displays may be followed by a roundtable discussion.

Although these formats are tailored to accommodate academic papers, artwork and activist contributions respectively, all participants are encouraged to apply for whatever format is most interesting or appropriate for your submission.

All interested participants are asked to submit a textual abstract or artist's statement explaining the proposed presentation in light of the conference themes, and indicate which of the above three formats the presentation would take.

Abstract or statement should be no more than 250 words (approx. 1 typewritten page, double spaced) and submitted via email as an attachment in .TXT, .RTF, or Microsoft Word format.

Name and contact information should not appear on this page. Please include a separate page with the
following information:

1. Title of presentation as it appears on the abstract or statement
2. Name
3. Affiliation (program and university)
4. Level and year of study (ex. Master's, 2nd year)
5. Phone number
6. E-mail address
7. Mailing address
8. A/V requirements (computer/projector, film projector, VCR, stereo, turntables, etc.)
9. Other requirements (table, easel, hooks, display materials). If you have exceptional requirements for your work, please contact us to discuss feasibility.

Artists are also asked to submit a small sample of their work for adjudication, by either email or post.

If sending creative works by email, please submit up to 10 jpegs sized to display onscreen or a multimedia clip with cumulative attachment size of 5mb or less. You may also direct us to an URL. Please number the pieces and put viewing instructions, comments and titles in your email if applicable.

If submitting creative works by post, please mail the proposal well before the deadline with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return to the following address:

Intersections, c/o Graduate Communication and Culture
3068 TEL Building, York University
4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3

You may send a CD, DVD, cued video or other multimedia, the duration of which does not exceed 10 minutes. Alternatively, you may send up to 10 slides or printouts of work, illustrations or diagrams. Please include a slide or media list with title, size, media, and date, and viewing instructions for your work if applicable. Please do
not send original work.

Deadline: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2006.

Please e-mail inquiries and submissions to: intersec_at_ryerson.ca

CFP available online: http://www.yorku.ca/cocugsa/conference.html

Presented by the Communication and Culture Graduate Students
Association (GSA): http://www.yorku.ca/cocugsa

For more information about the Joint Programme in Communication and
Culture: http://www.yorku.ca/comcult/

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