[Humanist] 22.492 events: Immersive Worlds; ICT Cultures and Values

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 492.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Kevin Kee <kevin.kee at brocku.ca>                           (77)
        Subject: FINAL CFP: Immersive Worlds 2009, June 15-16

  [2]   From:    "Dr. Indira Guzman" <iguzman at tuiu.edu>                    (38)
        Subject: cfp and reviewers on ICT CULTURES AND VALUES

        Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:47:53 -0500
        From: Kevin Kee <kevin.kee at brocku.ca>
        Subject: FINAL CFP: Immersive Worlds 2009, June 15-16

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Interacting with Immersive Worlds:
Second Brock University Conference on the Interactive Arts & Sciences
JUNE 15-16, 2009

The first Interacting with Immersive Worlds conference was held in the
beautiful Niagara Peninsula at Brock University in June of 2007.  
and attendees from a multiplicity of disciplines heard keynote  
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Claremont Graduate University), James Gee
(Arizona State University), Chris Csikszentmihalyi (MIT Media  
and Denis Dyack (Silicon Knights). The 2009 conference will be just as
provocative, with keynote speakers such as Janet Murray (Georgia  
Institute of
Technology) and Espen Aarseth (IT University of Denmark). It will also
feature an evening tour, wine tasting, and dinner party among the  
vines, at a
Niagara winery. Be sure to electronically submit your abstracts to the
program committee by February 2, 2009.

The primary focus of the conference is to explore the growing cultural
importance of interactive media. All scholarship on, and creation of  
interactive media (including but not limited to computer games and
interactive fiction) will be considered in one of four broad conference
The Challenges at the Boundaries of Immersive Worlds stream features
creative exploration and innovation in immersive media including  
computing, telepresence, interactive art and fiction, and alternative  
The Critical Approaches to Immersion stream looks at analyses of the
cultural and/or psychological impact of immersive worlds, as well as  
of interactivity.
The Immersive Worlds in Education stream examines educational
applications of immersive technologies.
The Immersive Worlds in Entertainment stream examines entertainment
applications of immersive technologies, such as computer games.

We welcome the submission of abstracts for a 20-minute presentation  
plus a
10-minute discussion. Send a 500-word abstract plus a brief biographical
statement. Please include a separate cover page with the following:
• Author’s name and affiliation
• Email
• Mailing address
• Title of presentation

Since all abstracts will be anonymously reviewed, include the title of  
paper on the abstract but not the author’s name, affiliation, email or  
address. Deadline extended - deadline for receipt of abstracts is  
February 2,

Please email your abstract to jmitterer at brocku.ca

Acceptance of your paper for presentation implies a commitment on your
part to register and attend the conference. Notification of acceptance  
will be
sent out by February 15, 2009.

Visit the conference web site for details

Organizing Committee:
Jean Bridge, Centre for Digital Humanities, Brock University, jbridge at brocku.ca
Martin Danahay, Department of English Language and Literature, Brock  
mdanahay at brocku.ca
Denis Dyack, Silicon Knights, Catharines, Ontario, denis at siliconknights.ca
Barry Grant, Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, bgrant at brocku.ca
David Hutchison, Faculty of Education, Brock University, davidh at brocku.ca
Kevin Kee, Department of History, Brock University kkee at brocku.ca
John Mitterer, Department of Psychology, Brock University, jmitterer at brocku.ca
Michael Winter, Department of Computer Science, Brock University, mwinter at brocku.ca
Philip Wright, Information Technology Services, Brock University, philip.wright at brocku.ca

        Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 18:24:58 +0000
        From: "Dr. Indira Guzman" <iguzman at tuiu.edu>
        Subject: cfp and reviewers on ICT CULTURES AND VALUES

Call for Papers and Reviewers for the AMCIS 2009 Mini Track:
IT Cultures and Values

Under the Track: Social Issues in IS
Mini-track: IT Cultures and Values: Occupational and Organizational

The goal of research on culture and IT is diverse in both context and method. Rather than focusing on cross-cultural studies that compare IT development and use in different countries, the focus of this mini-track is to provide a forum for research that seeks to understand the values and assumptions embedded in both the technology, and the human group served by the technology (i.e. the occupational group, the organization, the society). This mini-track was initiated in 2008, capturing the attention of researchers who look for an opportunity to promote the understanding, research, and theorization of cultural issues related to information and communication technologies. We encourage you to participate.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

•      Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) cultures: the IT culture, the information culture, the digital culture, the online culture and the geek culture
•      Organizational culture and ICTs
•      IT values in organizations and the society
•      IT culture and system conflicts within organizations and the society
•      Impact of IT cultures on occupational, organizational and societal use of IT
•      Conflict resolution and culture change at the organizational and societal levels
•      The IT Workforce’s enculturation
•      IT cultural issues and modern society
•      Methodological issues conducting IT culture research
•      Organizational culture and IT case studies, ethnography, mixed methods
•      An assessment of software for supporting culture studies work
•      Ethnography and culture in virtual environments
•      Mixed, qualitative, and quantitative approaches of the study of culture and IS.
•      IT Culture and education
•      Linking culture and information sharing
•     Culture as more than end-user studies

Papers Due: February 20, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: April 2, 2009
Camera Ready Copy Due: April 20, 2009

Please contact the Mini-track chairs if you would be able to participate as reviewer or if you have any questions about this mini-track:
Indira R. Guzman, Tui University, iguzman at tuiu.edu<mailto:iguzman at tuiu.edu> 1-714-816-0366 Ext.2026
Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown, Syracuse University, mlbrow03 at syr.edu<mailto:mlbrow03 at syr.edu>  1-315-443-1892
Conference web site: http://amcis2009.org/



Indira R. Guzman, Ph.D.
Coordinating Assistant Professor
of Business Administration and Management Information Systems
Tui University http://www.tuiu.edu/ ; 5665 Plaza Dr. Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
Tel: 714.816.0366 or 1.800.375.9878 Ext.2026; Fax: 714.229.8934
iguzman at tuiu.edu<mailto:iguzman at tuiu.edu> | http://www.indiraguzman.com http://www.indiraguzman.com/

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