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CFP: Women in Games Conference

Thought some of you might be interested in the Women in Games conference. Its aims are:

1. Analyse the role of women in the videogame industry.
2. Discuss the future of games that appeal to female gamers.
3. Provide an opportunity for women in the videogame industry to network.
4. Provide an opportunity to present and discuss the latest videogame research.

Topics include:

Games, Learning & Society--Madison, WI

Games, Learning & Society Conference 2005: Call for Papers
June 23-24, 2005 . Madison WI
www.glsconference.com

Please see call for proposals for the Games, Learning &
Society conference to be held in Madison, Wisconsin June 23-24, 2005--www.glsconference.com.

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Academic ADL
Co-Lab, the GLS Conference will foster substantive discussion and
collaboration among academics, designers, and educators interested in
how videogames – commercial games and others – can enhance learning,
culture, and education. Speakers, discussion groups, interactive

JCMC Special Issue on Search Engines

Eszter Hargittai of Crooked Timber is editing a special issue of JCMC on "The Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions of Search Engines." Full call here, deadline for proposals 1 June 2005.

CFP: Special Issue of Reconstruction on Blogging

Reconstruction is asking for submissions for a special issue on blogging. Read about their submission guidelines and what I think is a quite innovative review process.

Via Chuck.

CFP: Image Events (collection)

Posting for Joe Wilferth, a colleague here at UTC . . . .

Call for Papers

Image Events: From Theory to Action
Eds. Joe Wilferth and Kevin DeLuca

In a world awash in images, in a culture wherein images constitute the most influential form of public discourse, constructing image events (namely staged acts of protest designed for media dissemination) has become a crucial rhetorical strategy for corporate hegemony and citizen resistance. Such events, as has been demonstrated by Greenpeace, by PETA, by the Truth campaign against big tobacco and so many more, aim to heighten public awareness and affect cultural or mainstream ideographs.

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