Computer Culture (Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Deadline 11/1/09)

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2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference
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Computer Culture Area
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010

The Computer Culture Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA welcomes paper, panel, and other proposals on any aspect of computer culture. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

Video games and gaming
The Internet
Social networking
Mobile computing
Online news sites
Web commerce
Politics and the Web/Politics of the Web
Online sports sites
Urban computing
Personal home pages
Web searching
Virtual communities
E-publishing (e-zines, et al.)
Fan sites
Computers and pedagogy
Digital art and design
Computer music and performance

For paper proposals: Please submit a 250 word abstract embedded in the body of an email. Include contact information (e.g., postal and preferred email address, phone and fax numbers, etc.) and a biographical note about your connection to the topic.

For panel and other proposals: Feel free to query first. Panel and other proposals should include all of the information requested for individual paper proposals, as well as a 100-word statement of the panel's raison d'etre and any noteworthy organizational features.

As always, proposals are welcome from any and all scholars, including graduate students, independent scholars, and tenured, tenure-track, and emeritus faculty. Also, unusual formats, technologies, and the like are encouraged.

Please submit proposals to Judd Ruggill ( and Andrew Chen ( by 12/15/2009 (11/01/09 priority).