CFP Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

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5th Global Conference Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction que acontecerá de 11 a 13 de Julho de 2010 no Mansfield College em Oxford, UK.

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

  • the relationship between cyberculture, cyberspace, science fiction
  • cyberculture, cyberpunk and the near future: utopias vs. dystopias
  • science fiction and cyberpunk as a medium for exploring the nature of persons
  • humans and cyborgs; the synergy of humans and technology; changing views of the body
  • human and post-human concepts in cyber arts and cinema
  • bodies in cyberculture; from apes to androids – electronic evolution; biotechnical advances and the impact of life, death, and social existence
  • artificial intelligence and biomedia: self-organization as a cultural logic
  • gender and cyberspace: new feminisms, new masculinities
  • electronic persons, community and identity; cyberspace, cybercommunities, virtual worlds
  • videogames and its impact on science fiction
  • digital culture and interactive storytelling
  • old messages, new medium: cyberspace and mass communication
  • nature, enhancing nature, and artificial intelligence; artificial life, life and information systems, networked living
  • human and post-human politics; cyborg citizenship and rights; influence of political technologies
  • cyberpolitics, cyberdemocracy, cyberterror; old conflicts, new spaces: elections, protest and war in cyberspace
  • the state and cyberspace: repression vs. resistance
  • boundaries, frontiers and taboos in cyberculture
  • religion and spirituality in cyberculture
  • technology vs. the natural? cyberculture and the green movement
The Steering Group welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 15th January 2010. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 28th May 2010.

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