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>CALL FOR PAPERS: Humanitech Graduate Student Conference
>University at Albany, State University of New York Saturday, April 26, 2003
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>"Humanity and Culture in the Age of Technology"
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>The HumaniTech Initiative at the University of Albany (SUNY) is
>envisioned as a unique institutional framework dedicated to advancing
>exchange between the humanities and sciences, and serving as a forum
>providing the university community and wider region with a nationally
>competitive model of intellectual debate and educational innovation.
>HumaniTech's mission is to revitalize the humanities and to promote
>vigorous intellectual exchange with the sciences at a time of dramatic
>technological advancement and scientific development. HumaniTech aims to
>transform and expand the humanities into a dynamic cultural legacy that
>engages in sustained, interactive conversations and programs across
>disciplines and professions. The Initiative seeks to establish new funding
>streams to support the arts and humanities in a global culture to enable
>scholarship and research at the borders where the humanistic disciplines
>intersect with those of science and technology. HumaniTech will develop
>innovative learning environments and curricula that cannot evolve within
>traditional disciplinary boundaries and will integrate the University at
>Albany's programs with other regional, national, and international
>resources and initiatives in the humanities.
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>As part of the University at Albany's "HumanitechSemester," we seek
>papers that explore the cultural and theoretical issues that arise between
>the Humanities and Technology. How do the Humanities/Technology transform,
>supplement, or challenge each other? What forms of subjectivity or
>cultural practices emerge from their intersection? What theoretical or
>practical implications arise in areas that are affected by the
>intertwining of technology with social and cultural space?
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>The topic for the conference is open to all disciplines.  We seek papers
>dealing with interdisciplinary research or seeking new perspectives in
>regard to "humanities" and/or "technology."  Suggested topics include:
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>The effects of new technology/media on "culture"
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>Intersections between technology and gender/sexuality
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>Uses of technology within the arts
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>Technology and ethics
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>Performance and multimedia
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>Cultural effects of technological globalization
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>The depiction of technology in literature and the arts
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>Intellectual property and copyright law
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>Popular culture and cyberspace
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>Computer graphics and film
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>The ethics of genetic and biomedical technology
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>Please send a brief abstract (200 words), including name, school and
>affiliation, for a 15-20 minute paper/presentation via e-mail or mail by
>April 15, 2003 to:
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>KellyAnn Fitzpatrick
>Department of English
>University at Albany-SUNY
>1400 Washington Ave.
>Albany, NY 12222
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