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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 208.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi (147)
             Subject: Call for Contributions to Sarai Reader 03: "Shaping

       [2] From: David Bearman <mw2003@archimuse.com> (20)
             Subject: Call for Participation, Museums and the Web 2003

       [3] From: Claire Gardent <Claire.Gardent@LORIA.FR> (29)
             Subject: CFP -- EACL'03, Budapest

             Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 07:58:49 -0700
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi
             Subject: Call for Contributions to Sarai Reader 03: "Shaping

    From: Shuddhabrata Sengupta <shuddha@sarai.net>
    Reply-To: shuddha@sarai.net
    Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 22:56:48 +0530

    Call for Contributions to Sarai Reader 03 : "Shaping Technologies"

    Sarai, (www.sarai.net) an interdisciplinary research and practice
    programme on the city and the media, at the Centre for the Study of
    Developing Societies and Waag Society (www.waag.org), a center for culture
    and technology based in Amsterdam, invites contributions to Sarai Reader
    03 : Shaping Technologies,

    We also invite proposals to initiate and moderate discussions on the
    themes of the Sarai Reader 03 on the Reader List
    (http://mail.sarai.net/mailman/listinfo/reader-list) with a view to the
    moderator(s) editing the transcripts of these discussions for publication
    in the Sarai Reader 03.

    The Sarai Reader is an annual publication produced jointly by Sarai/CSDS
    (Delhi) and the Waag Society (Amsterdam).Previous Readers have included :
    'The Public Domain' : Sarai Reader 01,
    2001(http://www.sarai.net/journal/reader1.html) and 'The Cities of
    Everyday Life' : Sarai Reader 02, 2002,
    (http://www.sarai.net/journal/reader2.html ).

    The Sarai Reader series aims at bringing together original, thoughtful,
    critical, reflective, well researched and provocative texts and essays by
    theorists, practitioners and activists, grouped under a core theme that
    expresses the interests of the Sarai in issues that relate media,
    information and society in the contemporary world. The Sarai Readers have
    a wide international readership.

    Editorial Collective for Sarai Reader 03 : Ravi Vasudevan, Ravi Sundaram,
    Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Sarai) and Geert
    Lovink & Marleen Strikker (The Waag Society)


    The Concept - Shaping Technologies

    Today, technology is second nature to us. If the landscape of earlier
    times could be ideally represented by images of naturally occurring
    objects, the landscape of the contemporary is one that can only be
    imagined as being peopled by machines. The 'nature' of our times is
    technological - we are embodied, articulated, located and governed by the
    machines we make to extend our lives, bodies and faculties. We shape the
    technologies that surround us and the technologies that surround us shape
    the contour of our lives. This is what we mean by the term 'Shaping
    Technologies', which as a term with two senses suggests both a subjective,
    social appropriation of technological creativity, as well as the impact of
    technologies on society and life in general.

    One may even say that the technological ubiquity has gone so far as to
    make it nearly impossible for us to reflect upon technology as a phenomena
    separate from the general conditions of global urban life. We are what we
    work, play and think with, and today we work, play and think with our
    machines. We are users, inventors, practitioners, artists, hackers and
    artisans who work with technologies; we are technology's consumers and
    users, we are hobbyists, enthusiasts and addicts just as we are critics,
    prophets, and analysts. We are masters, slaves, victims and rebels of
    technology. No one remains untouched by the 'machine'.

    Yet, we do not have an adequate language with which to understand and
    articulate the presence of technology in culture, society and in politics.
    We are accustomed to construct utopian and dystopic technological
    imaginaries, even as we neglect the task of a sober and considered
    reflection of the ethical and cognitive dilemmas that the presence of
    technologies in everyday life confront us with. And even as technology
    becomes increasingly ubiquitous, even as it touches wider populations,
    even as an immersion in technoculture becomes the condition of the
    contemporary moment, it becomes simultaneously the discursive monopoly of
    experts and specialists, or of geeks and hobbyists, far removed from the
    concerns that animate scholars, public intellectuals, and the average
    curious person. Technology is the underpinning and the shadow of the
    public domain. Technology is ubiquitous, yet discursively invisible.

    Sarai Reader 03 seeks to contribute to the termination of this discursive
    vacuum by asking what other imaginary space there may be, besides the
    imperative to consume, the irrepressible desire to shop for the next
    gadget that comes our way, and the whine of the perennial victim of the
    machine, with which we can envision technology's presence in our lives ?

    In this third volume in the Sarai Reader series we will also look into
    alternative approaches towards technology, strategies to revitalize
    forgotten concepts (and their authors), re-readings of past debates and
    anticipations of future ones. We will weigh the utopian visions against
    the dystopic nightmares, perhaps to arrive at assessments that suggest
    sobriety and a 'cool' consideration of the cold touch of the machine, as
    well as of the heat of the fuel that animates it.

    If you feel these issues and questions are of interest to you. If your
    practice, thought, curiosities, research or creative activity has impelled
    you to think about some of these issues, we invite you to contribute texts
    to Sarai Reader 03 : Shaping Technologies.

    The Reader will have the following broad areas of interest:
    I. Technologies of Urbanism : Making the City
    II. The Everyday Experience of Technology
    III. Philosophies of Technology - Being the Machine
    IV. Technologies in History
    IV. Imagining Technologies - The Machine in Art, Literature and Cinema
    V. Technologies of the Body
    VI. Gender and Technology
    VII. Tactical Tech : Technologies of Power and Resistance
    VIII. D.I.Y (Do it Yourself)
    IX. Social Software
    X. Technology and the Environment
    XI. Networks and Transmissions

    There will also be three additional special sections:
    i. Selections from the Reader List on the violence in Gujarat in
    February/March 2002,
    ii. Design, Technology and the Urban Info Sphere : Case Studies from Amsterdam
    iii. The book (like Readers 1 and 2) will end with the Alt/Option section,
    which offers manifestos and alternative perspectives


    Word Limit : 1500 - 4000 words

    1.Submissions may be scholarly, journalistic, or literary - or a mix of
    these, in the form of essays, papers, interviews, online discussions or
    diary entries. All submission, unless specifically solicited, must be in
    English only.

    2.Submissions must be sent by email in rich text format (rtf) or
    star-office documents. Articles may be accompanied by black and white
    photographs or drawings submitted in the tif format.

    3.We urge all writers, to follow the Chicago Manual of Style, (CMS) in
    terms of footnotes, annotations and references. For more details about the
    CMS, please see the Florida State University web page on CMS style
    documentation at : http://www.fsu.edu/~library/guides/chicago.html

    4.All contributions should be accompanied by a three/four line text
    introducing the author.

    5.All submissions will be read by the editorial collective of the Sarai
    Reader 02 before the final selection is made. The editorial collective
    reserves the right not to publish any material sent to it for publication
    in the Sarai Reader on stylistic or editorial grounds. All contributors
    will be informed of the decisions of the editorial collective vis a vis
    their contribution after December 1, 2002.

    6.Copyright for all accepted contributions will remain with the authors,
    but Sarai and the Waag Society reserve indefinitely the right to place any
    of the material accepted for publication on the public domain in print or
    electronic forms, and on the internet.

    7.Accepted submissions will not be paid for, but authors are guaranteed a
    wide international readership. The Reader will be published in print,
    distributed in India and internationally, and will also be uploaded in a
    pdf form on to the Sarai website. All contributors whose work has been
    accepted for publication will receive two copies of the Reader.

    Last date for submission - December 1st 2002.
    (but please write as soon as possible to the editorial collective with a
    brief outline/abstract, not more than one page, of what you want to write
    about - this helps in designing the content of the reader)
    We expect to have the reader published by mid February 2003.

    Please send in your outlines and abstracts

    1. (for articles) to
    Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Co Ordinator, Sarai Reader 03 Editorial Collective

    2. (for proposals to moderate online discussions on the Reader List) to
    Monica Narula, List Administrator, the Reader List
    Bytesforall_Readers mailing list


    --[2]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 07:41:53 -0700 From: David Bearman <mw2003@archimuse.com> Subject: Call for Participation, Museums and the Web 2003

    Museums and the Web 2003, the largest international conference devoted to cultural heritage institutions and new media technologies, invites your participation, March 19-22, 2003, in Charlotte North Carolina, USA.

    Proposals for papers, pre-conference workshops, in-conference mini-workshops and other formats of presentations are being received at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2003/ until September 30, 2002. Proposals for Demonstrations will be accepted until December 15, 2002. All proposals will be peer reviewed by the program committee.

    We sincerely hope that you will propose to take part in this important information sharing event. Proceedings of all prior Museums and the Web Conferences are available at http://www.archimuse.com/pub.order.html and individual papers are available on-line at each annual conference web site.

    Sincerely yours, David Bearman, co-chair, Program Committee

    Please note our new mailing address and phones: Archives & Museum Informatics 158 Lee Ave. Toronto On M4E 2P3 Canada ph. +1-416-691-2516 fax: +1-416-352-6025

    --[3]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 07:42:48 -0700 From: Claire Gardent <Claire.Gardent@LORIA.FR> Subject: CFP -- EACL'03, Budapest

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    EACL 2003 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

    April 12-17, 2003 Budapest, Hungary

    EACL03 invites submissions as follows:

    Main conference papers Registration deadline: 10 November Submission deadline: 15 November Research notes and Demos Registration deadline: 01 December Submission deadline: 06 December Student workshop Deadline: 15 November Tutorials Deadline: 15 November Workshops Deadline: 01 October


    EACL03: http://www.conferences.hu/EACL03/ EACL: http://www.eacl.org EACL03 Student Workshop http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/conf/eacl03-student/

    *** ORGANISATION ****

    Programme Co-Chairs Ann Copestake (United Kingdom) Jan Hajic (Czech Republic) Research notes and Demos Chair Alberto Lavelli (Italy) Tutorial Chair Dan Cristea (Romania) Publication Chair Patrick Paroubek (France) Workshop Chair Steven Krauwer (The Netherlands) Student workshop Chair EACL Student Board (M. Gabsdil, J. Hockenmaier, J. Herring)

    Local Organisation Chair: Ferenc Kiefer (Hungary)

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