CFP: Computer Culture: Blogging, Vlogging, Podcasting, Web Design (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Chaney, Joseph R.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2006

Computer Culture Area
2006 SWTexas Popular Culture Assoc./American Culture Assoc.

We are seeking individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals
(panels of three or four presenters) in various areas of computer media.
Panels are open to professionals, graduate students, and performers and
designers. Proposals may be for histories and analyses from any number
of perspectives. We are also interested in proposals from active
bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and Web page designers.

Papers on BLOGGING may focus on the controversy surrounding news
coverage, commentary, and analysis. Papers may also study blogs and
blogging culture in other realms, from the personal to the political,
pedagogical, and commercial.

WEB DESIGNERS may submit sample pages (by link, for instance). In their
abstracts, designers should describe the purpose and history of their
work, or should outline a critical concern and propose a line of
discussion of special interest to Web page designers or Web users. We
will also consider papers that analyze or compare Web sites.

If you are an active PODCASTER or VIDEO LOGGER, you may submit the text
of a sample podcast or vlog and describe the purpose and history of your
endeavor. Include Web site addresses in your abstract. Podcasters who
wish to participate in panels must be able to present a five-minute CD
recording of their work.

For Panel Proposals:

Feel free to query first. Panel proposals should include all of the
information demanded for individual paper proposals, including
information about the panel chair, as well as a 100-word statement of
the panel's rationale and of any noteworthy organizational features.

For Paper Proposals:
Please submit (preferably in the body of an email) a 200-word abstract
by November 15, 2005. Include all contact information: address, phone
number(s), fax number, and email address. Also include a biographical
note in which you outline your career and/or define your connection to
the topic. However, you do not need to prove expertise in the area of
your proposed presentation. Beginners, dabblers, and enthusiasts are all
welcome. This is a new and ever-changing field, and we are open to new
people, approaches, and topics.

Send proposals to:

Professor Joseph Chaney
Department of English
Indiana University South Bend
South Bend IN 46634-7111
(574) 520-4870
fax: (574) 520-4538

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