17.797 Textologies: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Multimedia Technologies, Ethics and Culture

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 16:55:08 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 797.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 06:51:04 +0100
             From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel@mcmaster.ca>
             Subject: Call for Participants

    Call for Participation (for detailed information see:

    Textologies: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Multimedia Technologies,
    Ethics and Culture will be held at McMaster University on October 14-16
    2004. This event will bring together researchers involved in McMaster's
    new interdisciplinary initiative in Technology and Culture with other
    leading scholars on innovative multimedia technologies, ethics and cultural
    theory from other universities. The workshop will be organized around the
    following presentations; responses, discussants and working groups will be
    invited for each.

    Proposed Program
    1) Thursday, October 14: žAre Humans Obsolete? Post-Humanism and
    Technology-Related Interdisciplinary Research,Ó Langdon Winner, Professor
    of Political Science and Center for Cultural Design, Rensselaer Polytechnic

    2) Friday, October 15: žInformation and Reality: IT and the Human
    Condition,ÓArthur Kroker, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and
    Theory, University of Victoria.

    3) Friday, October 15: žCritical Theory, Technology and Culture,Ó Andrew
    Feenberg, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology, Simon Fraser

    4) Saturday, October 16: žVisual Poetics and Digital Technology,Ó Johanna
    Drucker, Robertson Professor of Media Studies and English, University of

    5) Saturday, October 16: žDigital Directions in the Humanities,Ó Martha
    Nell Smith, Director of Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
    (MITH), University of Maryland.

    Practical Details
    The workshop is being funded by SSHRC and therefore registration costs, all
    lunches and a Friday evening dinner, will be included for invited
    participants. Publication will be sought for the workshop proceedings,
    including invited presentations and responses. If you are interested in
    participating in this workshop, please send a short C.V. and a statement of
    your interest in relation to your areas of research and/or teaching via
    email (kroekert@mcmaster.ca or andrew.mactavish@mcmaster.ca) before May 15
    2004. Limited spaces have been reserved for graduate students, who are
    also invited to reply. Invitations will be issued in late May. For more
    details, please visit the Textologies web site at:


    Program Committee:
    Travis Kroeker, Religious Studies
    Andrew Mactavish, Multimedia
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

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