CFP: Virtual Reality in Real Life (5/5/06; 7/24/06-7/28/06)

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Alex Reid
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VR_at_RL: Virtual Reality in Real Life 2006
Online Conference: July 24-28, 2006
Proposal Deadline: 200 words by May 5th

VR_at_RL seeks participants interested in investigating the intersection =20=

of rhetoric and new media. The conference seeks to provide a forum =20
for scholars working in this emerging area of inquiry, to address =20
common problems in research and teaching, and to uncover fruitful =20
points of connection. Fundamentally, the conference will address new =20
media as it exists now and as it is emerging as an embodied, material =20=


Topics might include:

* new media in technical and professional writing programs
* new media in first-year composition
* the rhetoric of blogging and podcasting
* the impact of technology on theories of writing
* rhetoric and composition=92s disciplinary future in new media
* new cultural practices and communities related to new media
* copyright and intellectual property

We are particularly interested in presentations that will make use of =20=

new media formats including screencasts, video, audio, and, of =20
course, hypertext.

Please send your proposals to Alex Reid at For =20
further information, please visit the conference website at http://=20

Alex Reid
Associate Professor
Director of Professional Writing
English Department

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