CALL FOR PAPERS: Technology and the Home Sessions, a permanent area of the
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Annual Conference. Technology and the Home
seeks papers that explore various interactions between the technology and
the domestic environment. The discussion may focus on real or imagined or
speculative homes and technology. There is no limit on the time frame nor
upon the methodology.
Previous papers include: "Computing Technologies in the Home: Future
Opportunities and Challenges"; “Technical Innovation and Domestic Display
in Late Republican Rome”; “‘Humor’ in Home Technology”; “The Yeoman Oven
Mitt”; “Burn, Baby Burn (Kitchen Inferno): New Images of Domesticity in
Contemporary Art”: “The Air-Conditioned Life”; "Dysfunctional Household";
“Dymaxion Redux: Rem Koolhaas Cribs Bucky Fuller”; “Happiness Minutes:
Technology and the Psychology of the Home”; “TV Houses”; “Technology: A
Social Placebo”; "Ties Home: Early Iron Construction and Identity";"Showing
Off: The Billiard Room in Nineteenth-Century France”; and “Tools for the
Making of a Happy Home”.
Appropriate topics include but are not limited to: appliances, automobiles,
building materials, communications, computers, construction, entertaining,
flooring, furniture, health, hearth, hvac systems, insulation, kitchens,
laundries, lighting, mobility, pets, preservation, recreation, sanitation,
security, television, and wall/window/floor treatments.
The 2006 conference is from October 27-29, 2006 in lovely Baltimore, MD.
Registration fees apply. For more information, please go to
Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2006
Send 1-page proposal, CV & AV needs via snail mail to:
School of Visual Arts
P.O. Box 461
New York, NY 10034-0461
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