Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 786.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 08:35:51 +0100
Subject: CATAC'04 Registration and Information
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International Conference on
CULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION (CATaC'04)
27 June - 1 July 2004, Karlstad, Sweden
Off the shelf or from the ground up?
ICTs and cultural marginalization, homogenization or hybridization
This biennial CATaC conference series provides a continuously expanding
international forum for the presentation and discussion of current research
on how diverse cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of
information and communication technologies (ICTs).
An exciting program has been arranged, including presenters from Australia,
Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan,
Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore,
South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA.
See the conference website for paper details. Ample time is allowed for
open discussions at the end of each session. The conference concludes with
CATaC'04 will also feature two particular foci, each chaired by a
distinguished colleague who will oversee paper review and development of
the final panels.
PANEL 1: The Multilingual Internet
Panel Chairs: Susan Herring and Brenda Danet
This panel focuses on how the Internet impacts language choice and
linguistic practices in traditionally non-English speaking cultural contexts.
PANEL 2: Utopian Dreams vs. Real-World Conditions: Under what conditions
can ICTs really help worse off communities?
Panel Chair: Michel Menou
This panel focuses on how far ICTs can succeed in supporting
culturally-appropriate development, and what appropriate answers to
real-world conditions are required in order for our best efforts to realize
the liberatory potentials of these technologies not be broken down.
Nina Wakeford, University of Surrey, UK
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel, Ibis
Hotel and Savoy Hotel.
The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 29 June, in the restaurant at
Rottneros Park (http://www.rottnerospark.se/). The Park is one of the most
beautiful flower and sculpture parks in Scandinavia. Rottneros Park is
approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Karlstad.
Until 16 April, the conference registration fee is USD375 with further
discounts for authors (one author discount fee per paper), reviewers, and
full-time students. After 16 April, each fee type will increase by USD50.
The registration fee includes technical sessions, panels, workshop,
conference dinner and transport, reception, proceedings, lunches, morning
and afternoon coffees. Student registration fee excludes the conference
dinner and transport.
See the registration form on the conference website for more information
and REGISTER NOW.
Tel: 417-873-7230; Fax: 417-873-7435
Tel: 61-8-9360-2364; Fax: 61-8-9360-2941
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