CfP Urban Pop Cultures e CfP Cybercultures – Exploring Critical Issues

Mais duas chamadas de trabalhos (uma na sequência da outra) que fazem total intersecção com meu trabalho, divulgadas pelo Fábio Fernandes.

1st Global Conference

Urban Popcultures

Tuesday 8th March – Thursday 10th March 2011

Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine,
explore and critically engage with issues related to urban life. The
project will promote the ongoing analysis of the varied creative
trends and alternative cultural movements that comprise urban
popcultures and subcultures. In particular the conference will
encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the
cultural and political contexts within which alternative urban
subcultures are flourishing.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels
are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

1. Urban Space and the Landscape of the City

Urban Aesthetics and Architecture, Creative Re-imagining and
Revitalization of the City. The Metropolis and Inner City Life: Urban
Boredom vs. Creativity.

2. Urban Music Cultures

Histories, Representations, Discourses and Independent Scenes.
Popular Music Theory. The Visual Turn. Urban Intertextualities and
Intermedialities. Postmodernity and Beyond.

3. The City as Creative Subject/Object

Urban Life and Themes Considered in Music, Literature, Art and Film,
Urban Fashion, Style, and Branding.

4. Urban Codes

Urban Popular Culture and Ideology, Politics of Popcultures, D.I.Y,
Alternative Ethics of the City. Urban Religion and Religious
Expressions. The Avantgarde and Urban Codes.

5. The City and Cyberculture

Virtual Urbanity – Online Communities and the Impact of Social
Networking. Urban Identity and Membership. Globalization/Localization
of Urban Experience. Recent trends in Copyright/Copyleft. The Role of
Internet in the Transformation of Music Industry. The Impact of
User-generated Content.

6. The Urban Underground

The Rise and Fall of the Experimental Subcultures, Scenes and Styles.
Alternative and Underground Dance, Hip Hop, and Punk Scenes. Queer
Theory and Urban Cultures. Gendered Music and Fashion. Free Urban
Exploration and Libertine Lifestyles.

7. Urban Activities in Massmedia

The Visual Aspects of Urban Entertainment. The Evolution of Music and
Thematic Television. Media Structure of Music Video. Explicit TV and
Censorship. Urban Styles and Extreme Sports.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st October 2010.
All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where
appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full
draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th February 2011. Abstracts
should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts
may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following
information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract,
e) body of abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using
footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as
bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all
paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a
week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be
lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative
electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Jordan Copeland

La Salle University,

Philadelphia, USA

E-mail: copeland@lasalle.edu

Daniel Riha

Hub Leader (Cyber), Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Charles University,

Prague, Czech Republic

E-mail: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher

Network Founder and Network Leader

Inter-Disciplinary.Net,

Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK

E-mail: up@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the ‘Critical Issues’ programme of
research projects. It aims to bring together people from different
areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions
which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be
eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe
invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy
volume(s) or for inclusion in a new Cyber journal (launching 2011).

For further details about the project please visit:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/urban-popcultures/

For further details about the conference please visit:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/urban-popcultures/call-for-papers/

6th Global Conference

Cybercultures – Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 11th March – Sunday 13th March 2011

Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine,
explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created
by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human
communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing
impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In
particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and
practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which
cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.

Papers, presentations, workshops and reports are invited on any of
the following themes:

1. Cyberspace and Cyberculture

Theories and Concepts of Cyberspace and Cyberculture. Identifying Key
Features and Issues

2. Cybercultures and Online Communities

Emerging Practices in Social Networking. The Shaping of Individual
and Collective Identities. Webnography. Changing Social Identity in
Cyberspace. State, Transnational and Commercial Control of Social and
Private Spaces. Concepts and Meaning of Online Community.

3. Cyber-Subcultures

Multi-National, Cross-Continental, Cross-Generational and Online
Diaspora Communities. Youth, Fan and Alternative Cultures Online.
Changing Social Identity in Cyberspace. Online Role Playing.

4. Design for Social Networking

Design and Communication Strategies and Practices. Accessibility,
Usability and Design Standardization. Creativity Support in
Interactive Media. Mobile Communication Futures. Web 3.0 Projects and
Concepts. Creative Commons.

5. Cybercultures and Politics

Governance and Control in the Online Environment. Cyber-Democracy and
the Impact on National and Global Politics. Surveillance and Privacy
in the Online World. Cyber-Activism and Social Mobilisation. Digital
Divide. Digital Rights in Virtual Environments. Cybercrime.

6. Cybermedia and Cyberjournalism

Cyberjournalism. New Media Discourses. Digital Communications and
Free Speech. New Censorship and Content Regulation. Grassroots
Journalism, Activism and Hactivism. The Portrayal of New Media in the
Old Media.

7. New Media Literacies

Educational Use of Virtual Environments and Videogames. Cultures of
Online Learning. Online Research Networking. Global and Local Learning
in the Age of Convergent Cultures.

8. Digital and Interactive Arts

Performative and collaborative use of Crossmedia. Machinima.
Transmedia Storytelling. User-generated Content and Cultural
Practices.

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed
panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st
October 2010. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed
where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a
full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th February 2011.
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs;
abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the
following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract,
e) body of abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using
footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as
bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all
paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a
week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be
lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative
electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Daniel Riha

Cyber Hub Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net and

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

E-mail: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher

Network Founder and Network Leader

Inter-Disciplinary.Net,

Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK

E-mail: cyber6@inter-disciplinary.net
The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of
research projects. It aims to bring together people from different
areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions
which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be
eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe
invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy
volume(s) or for inclusion in a new Cyber journal (launching 2011).

For further details about the project please visit:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/cybercultures/
For further details about the conference please visit:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/cybercultures/call-for-papers/

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