FWD: call for papers--race in digital space 2.0]

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 11:34:12 -0700 (PDT)

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>One of the themes of this conference is: Archiving and Preserving Others'
>Experiences: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Age. Thus, I thought
>you might be interested. See entire message for details.
>
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>Date: 4/27/02 1:23 PM
>From: MR
>Hey Folks,
>
>They're also interested in performance, art works, and other modes of
>expression, along with the invitation for papers
>
> >
> > ==========================================================
> >
> > >>PUB: call for papers--race in digital space 2.0
> > =====================================
> >
> > ------------ CALL FOR PAPERS AND EXHIBITS ----------
> >
> > The University of Southern California (USC), The Massachusetts Institute of
> >
> > Technology (MIT), and the University of California, Santa Barbara
> (UCSB) are
> > happy to
> >
> > announce:
> >
> > The 2ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITS ON RACE AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES:
> > “RACE IN
> >
> > DIGITAL SPACE 2.0â€*
> >
> > 2002 Organizers:
> >
> > Tara McPherson, USC (School of Cinema-TV)
> >
> > Anna Everett, UCSB (Department of Film Studies)
> >
> > Henry Jenkins, MIT (Comparative Media Studies)
> >
> > Christiane Robbins, USC (School of Fine Arts)
> >
> > CALL FOR PAPERS AND EXHIBITS
> >
> > The Race in Digital Space 2.0 (RDS 2.0) organizers are convening a
> follow-up
> >
> > conference to the successful inaugural conference on the theme of race
> and new
> >
> > media technologies held last April on the campus of MIT. We envision this
> > year's event
> >
> > as a vital springboard for ongoing dialogues concerning this crucial aspect
> > of our
> >
> > post-industrial transition to the new global information economy.
> >
> > This year we are pleased to open up the discussion to a broader audience.
> > Thus, we
> >
> > welcome your participation in a series of panel discussions, performances,
> > exhibits, and
> >
> > poster sessions on the topic of “Race in Digital Space.â€* The RDS 2.0
> > Conference and
> >
> > Exhibit will be held in Los Angeles on the campus of USC during the weekend
> > of October
> >
> > 10-13, 2002.
> >
> > EVENT OVERVIEW
> >
> > Since the 1996 advent of a graphical interface for the Internet technology
> > opened
> >
> > up the World Wide Web (www) to the global masses, traditional communication
> >
> > systems within and between nation states have been fundamentally
> transformed.
> >
> > While much of our experiences with these new media technologies are
> primarily
> >
> > characterized in terms of â€*the digital divideâ€* and “national
> security,â€*
> > many scholars,
> >
> > individuals, grassroots organizations, and free speech activists, among
> >
> > others, have become increasingly concerned about efforts to limit these new
> >
> > technologies before their democratizing and liberatory potentials are fully
> >
> > realized.
> >
> > This situation has become especially acute in the wake of the 9-11
> terrorist
> >
> > attacks in the U.S. Last year’s conference in April 2001 predated
> the events
> > of
> >
> > 9-11. That timing enabled us to focus on celebrating “minorityâ€*
> communities’
> >
> > often-unacknowledged technolust and new media mastery, while simultaneously
> >
> > addressing the fact of unequal access to new digital technologies. Our
> > approach
> >
> > was in stark contrast to the self-fulfilling prophecies of “the digital
> > divide’sâ€*
> >
> > often disabling rhetoric. This year, however, we find ourselves confronted
> > by a
> >
> > new set of urgent digital media problematics, such as the White House’s
> > recent decision
> >
> > to defund community technology centers, high-tech racial profiling and
> >
> > cyber-surveillance, decreased corporate philanthropy, living wage issues in
> > high-tech
> >
> > employment, and high fees for online connectivity. Consequently, we are
> > seeking papers
> >
> > that extend last year’s focus, while simultaneously urging us to
> rethink many
> > of these
> >
> > vexing issues in light of the 9-11 tragedy. Given the accelerated pace of
> > new media
> >
> > technologies’ ability to sway national and global public opinion on any
> > number of
> >
> > pressing issues, and in lightening speed, we recognize the need for
> > interventionist
> >
> > commentary and responses by committed individuals and groups concerned
> about
> > where and
> >
> > how digital technologies will contribute to our rapidly changing world. We
> > therefore
> >
> > urge you to get involved in this important dialogue by sharing your
> research,
> > activism,
> >
> > artistry and business experiences with us.
> >
> > Currently, we envision plenary talks that address the following
> concerns: 1)
> > The
> >
> > Digital Divide, Post 9-ll; 2) Tracking Bodies and Global Labor; 3)
> > Entertaining
> >
> > Race: Representin’ Race in New Media Environments; 4) Remaking Race:
> >
> > Authenticating “Otherâ€* Voices in Digital Spaces; and 5) New
> Futures: Digital
> > Theory
> >
> > Meets Digital Practice.
> >
> > In addition to these themes and ideas, we are seeking papers,
> presentations,
> > projects
> >
> > and exhibits that address the following; however, we encourage other
> ideas and
> >
> > explorations as well.
> >
> > SUGGESTED TOPICS AND THEMES:
> >
> > ? Archiving and Preserving “Otherâ€* Experiences: The Role of
> Libraries in the
> > Digital Age
> >
> > ? Globalism
> >
> > ? Surveillance/Technology/Borders
> >
> > ? Race and New Technologies/ Advertising
> >
> > ? Whiteness
> >
> > ? Success Stories/Best Practices
> >
> > ? Killer Apps For the Classroom And/Or “Minorityâ€* Business
> >
> > ? Subcultural Practices
> >
> > ? Access: Anti-trickle down Theories vs. Actual Implementation
> >
> > ? Health Care Issues and Access
> >
> > ? Spirituality and Religion
> >
> > ? Critiques of Colonialism/Techno-colonialism
> >
> > ? Body Tech
> >
> > ? Art and Activism/the Hactivist
> >
> > ? Digital Philanthropy: Profiting as Good Digital Corporate Citizens
> >
> > ? Citizens and Consumers/New World Markets
> >
> > ? WTO-Activism/Globalism/Technology: Lack of Race in WTO
> >
> > ? Dot.Com Bust/ Who’s Busted? A Disaster or Reprieve?
> >
> > ? Workers in New Media: First, Second, and 3rd World Workers; Visa Issues +
> > New Media
> >
> > ? Employment Needs
> >
> > ? Voices From Washington/Policy Decisions/Public Discourse on Technology
> >
> > ? Digital Citizens vs. Digital Consumers
> >
> > ? Viruses/Understanding How Technology Works/Transparency
> >
> > ? Stealth Marketing/Viral Marketing
> >
> > ? Digital Rights/Digital Piracy
> >
> > ? Media Coverage of New Technology
> >
> > ? Generational Technology Use/Age and Technology/ Youth Cultures
> >
> > ? Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice/Entry Level Technologies:
> > Digital Video
> >
> > and Do it Yourself (DIY) Appeals
> >
> > ? Turntablism
> >
> > ? Web Art: Streaming Media
> >
> > ? Digital Soundscapes
> >
> > Please send 250-500 word proposals to race@annenberg.edu no later than June
> > 15, 2002.
> >
> > Snail mail copies may be sent to RDS 2.0/c/o Tara McPherson/Critical
> > Studies/School of
> >
> > Cinema-TV/USC/LA CA 90089-2211. We encourage proposals for papers, art
> > projects,
> >
> > performances and other modes of creative expression. The weekend will
> > feature both the
> >
> > conference and selected exhibitions and performances.
> >
> > Race in Digital Space Founding Organizers:
> >
> > Henry Jenkins/Anna Everett/Tara McPherson/Erika Muhammad
> >
> > PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY! >>
> >
> > #############################################
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu