[Videolib] Media, digital and otherwise

Ciara Healy (healyc@uwosh.edu)
Mon, 03 Nov 2008 15:58:27 -0600

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CALL FOR PAPERS
In his seminal essay =93The Bias of Communication=94 Harold Innis dis=
tinguishes between time-based and space-based media. Time-based medi=
a such as stone or clay, Innis agues, can be seen as durable, while s=
pace-based media such as paper or papyrus can be understood as portab=
le, more fragile than stone but more powerful because capable of tran=
smission, diffusion, connections across space. Speculating on this d=
istinction, Innis develops an account of civilization grounded in the=
ways in which media forms shape trade, religion, government, economi=
c and social structures, and the arts.
Our current era of prolonged and profound transition is surely as med=
ia-driven as the historical cultures Innis describes. His division b=
etween the durable and the portable is perhaps problematic in the age=
of the computer, but similar tensions define our contemporary situat=
ion. Digital communications have increased exponentially the speed w=
ith which information circulates.Moore's Law continues to hold, and w=
ith it a doubling of memory capacity every two years; we are poised t=
o reach transmission speeds of 100 terabits per second, or something =
akin to transmitting the entire printed contents of the Library of Co=
ngress in under five seconds.
=20
Such developments are simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying. The=
y profoundly challenge efforts to maintain access to the vast printed=
and audio-visual inheritance of analog culture as well as efforts to=
understand and preserve the immense, enlarging universe of text, ima=
ge and sound available in cyberspace.
What are the implications of these trends for historians who seek to =
understand the place of media in our own culture?=20
What challenges confront librarians and archivists who must supervise=
the migration of print culture to digital formats and who must also =
find ways to preserve and catalogue the vast enlarging universe of wo=
rds and images generated by new technologies?
How are shifts in distribution and circulation affecting the stories =
we tell, the art we produce, the social structures and policies we co=
nstruct?
What are the implications of this tension between storage and transmi=
ssion for education, for individual and national identities, for noti=
ons of what is public and what is private?
We invite papers from scholars, librarians, archivists, journalists, =
media creators, teachers, writers and visual artists on these broad t=
hemes. Potential topics might include:
? The digital archive
? The future of libraries and museums
? The past and future of the book
? Mobile media
? Historical systems of communication
? Media in the developing world
? Social networks
? Mapping media flows
? Approaches to media history
? Education and the changing media environment
? New forms of storytelling and expression
? Location-based entertainment
? Hyperlocal media and civic engagement
? New modes of circulation and distribution
? The transformation of television -- from broadcast to downl=
oad
? Cosmopolitanism backlashes against media change
? Virtual worlds and digital tourism
? The continuity principle: what endures or resists digital =
transformation?
? The fate of reading
Submissions

Abstracts of no more than 500 words or full papers should be sent to =
Brad Seawell atseawell@mit.edu no later than Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. W=
e will evaluate abstracts and full papers on a rolling basis and earl=
y submission is highly encouraged. All submissions should be sent as=
attachments in a Word format. Submitted material will be subject to =
editing by conference organizers.=20
Email is preferred, but submissions can be mailed to:
Brad Seawell =20
MIT 14N-430
77 Massachusetts Avenue=20
Cambridge, MA 02139
Please include a biographical statement of no more than 100 words. If=
your paper is accepted, this statement will be used on the conferenc=
e Web site.
Please monitor the conference Web site at http://web.mit.edu/comm-for=
um/mit6 for registration information, travel information and conferen=
ce updates.
Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis until Jan. 9, 2009.
The full text of your paper must be submitted no later than Friday, A=
pril 17. Conference papers will be posted to the conference Web site =
and made available to all conferees.

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<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">In his seminal essay =93The Bias of Communication=
=94 Harold Innis distinguishes between time-based and space-based med=
ia.&nbsp; Time-based media such as stone or clay, Innis agues, can be=
seen as durable, while space-based media such as paper or papyrus ca=
n be understood as portable, more fragile than stone but more powerfu=
l because capable of transmission, diffusion, connections across spac=
e.&nbsp; Speculating on this distinction, Innis develops an account o=
f civilization grounded in the ways in which media forms shape trade,=
religion, government, economic and social structures, and the arts.<=
/SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">Our current era of prolonged and profound transition =
is surely as media-driven as the historical cultures Innis describes.=
&nbsp; His division between the durable and the portable is perhaps p=
roblematic in the age of the computer, but similar tensions define ou=
r contemporary situation.&nbsp; Digital communications have increased=
exponentially the speed with which information circulates.Moore's La=
w continues to hold, and with it a doubling of memory capacity every =
two years; we are poised to reach transmission speeds of 100 terabits=
per second, or something akin to transmitting the entire printed con=
tents of the Library of Congress in under five seconds.<BR>&nbsp;<BR>=
Such developments are simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying. The=
y profoundly challenge efforts to maintain access to the vast printed=
and audio-visual inheritance of analog culture as well as&nbsp;effor=
ts to understand and preserve the immense, enlarging universe of text=
, image and sound available in cyberspace.</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">What are the implications of these trends for histori=
ans who seek to understand the place of media in our own culture?&nbs=
p;</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">What challenges confront librarians and archivists wh=
o must supervise the migration of print culture to digital formats an=
d who must also find ways to preserve and catalogue the vast enlargin=
g universe of words and images generated by new technologies?</SPAN><=
o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">How are shifts in distribution and circulation affect=
ing the stories we tell, the art we produce, the social structures an=
d policies we construct?</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">What are the implications of this tension between sto=
rage and transmission for education, for individual and national iden=
tities, for notions of what is public and what is private?</SPAN><o:p=
></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">We invite papers from scholars, librarians, archivist=
s, journalists, media creators, teachers, writers and visual artists =
on these broad themes.&nbsp; Potential topics might include:</SPAN><o=
:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">The digital archive</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">The future of libraries and museums</SPAN><o:p><=
/o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">The past and future of the book</SPAN><o:p></o:p=
></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Mobile media</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Historical systems of communication</SPAN><o:p><=
/o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Media in the developing world</SPAN><o:p></o:p><=
/P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Social networks</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Mapping media flows</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Approaches to media history</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P=
>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Education and the changing media environment</SP=
AN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">New forms of storytelling and expression</SPAN><=
o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Location-based entertainment</SPAN><o:p></o:p></=
P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Hyperlocal media and civic engagement</SPAN><o:p=
></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">New modes of circulation and distribution</SPAN>=
<o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">The transformation of television -- from broadca=
st to download</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Cosmopolitanism backlashes against media change<=
/SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">Virtual worlds and digital tourism</SPAN><o:p></=
o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">The continuity principle: what endures or resist=
s digital &nbsp; transformation?</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25i=
n; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAM=
ILY: Symbol"><SPAN style=3D"mso-list: Ignore">?<SPAN style=3D"FONT: 7=
pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: '=
Arial','sans-serif'">The fate of reading</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><STRONG><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY=
: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Submissions</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN style=3D"FON=
T-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><BR><BR>Abstracts of=
no more than 500 words or full papers should be sent to Brad Seawell=
at</SPAN><A title=3Dmailto:seawell@mit.edu href=3D"javascript:main.c=
ompose('new','t=3Dseawell@mit.edu')"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; =
FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><FONT color=3D#3a2eb5>seawell@mit.=
edu</FONT></SPAN></A><SPAN class=3Dapple-converted-space><SPAN style=
=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">&nbsp;</SPAN>=
</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','=
sans-serif'">no later than</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN class=3Dapple-convert=
ed-space><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-s=
erif'">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><STRONG><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FO=
NT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Friday, Jan. 9, 2009</SPAN></STRONG>=
<SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">.&=
nbsp; We will evaluate abstracts and full papers on a rolling basis a=
nd early submission is highly encouraged.&nbsp; All submissions shoul=
d be sent as attachments in a Word format. Submitted material will be=
subject to editing by conference organizers.&nbsp;</SPAN><o:p></o:p>=
</P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">Email is preferred, but submissions can be mailed to:=
</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">Brad Seawell&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<SPAN class=
=3Dapple-converted-space>&nbsp;</SPAN><BR>MIT 14N-430<BR>77 Massachus=
etts Avenue<SPAN class=3Dapple-converted-space>&nbsp;</SPAN><BR>Cambr=
idge,<SPAN class=3Dapple-converted-space>&nbsp;</SPAN>MA<SPAN class=
=3Dapple-converted-space>&nbsp;</SPAN>02139</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">Please include a biographical statement of no more th=
an 100 words. If your paper is accepted, this statement will be used =
on the conference Web site.</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">Please monitor the conference Web site at<SPAN class=
=3Dapple-converted-space>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><A title=3Dhttp://web.mi=
t.edu/comm-forum/mit6 href=3D"http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/mit6" tar=
get=3D1><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-se=
rif'"><FONT color=3D#3a2eb5>http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/mit6</FONT>=
</SPAN></A><SPAN class=3Dapple-converted-space><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SI=
ZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPA=
N style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">for re=
gistration information, travel information and conference updates.</S=
PAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dstyle2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial=
','sans-serif'">Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis until J=
an. 9, 2009.</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal><SPAN class=3Dstyle21><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">The full text of your paper =
must be submitted no later than Friday, April 17. Conference papers w=
ill be posted to the conference Web site and made available to all co=
nferees.</SPAN></SPAN><BR></P><BR>

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