CFP: Technical Communication and Culture (11/15/06; SWTX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

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Lacy Landrum
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CFP: Technical Communication & Culture
Submission deadline: November 15, 2006

Understanding why gas prices rise or fall, filtering
war reports, reading campaign materials, listening to
the stem cell debate, and following sports blogs are
just some of our encounters with technical information
in recent days. How much of that information is
communication? How does technology modify the

Share your ideas and join us for the 28th meeting of
the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture
Associations Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
February 14-17, 2007
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque

Proposals for papers and panels on the intersection of
technical communication and culture are welcome in
areas such as the following:

--Ideology and ethics: who encodes these methods? who
decodes them?

--Pedagogical implications: how do we "teach" new
methods and genres, or how do we apply older methods
to current trends?

--Technology and literacy: what definitions apply? who
determines what qualifies as reading in our
information age?

--Collaboration, structure, and culture: how does the
workplace affect these? how does popular culture
(film, television, music, video games) represent

--Philosophies and research methods: could IM be our
newest tool for research?

--Visual theory, design, usability, accessibility
(especially of online environments)

--Genres: websites, reports, television news and
programs, manuals, forms, flyers

Please send a 200-word proposal by November 15, 2006
to the following:

Lacy Landrum
Oklahoma State University
Morrill 205
Stillwater, OK 74078

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