CFP: Body and Technology: Instruments of Somaesthetics
Submission deadline: Monday, October 15 2012
Thursday, January 24 2013 - Saturday, January 26 2013
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, United States
The human body is our basic instrument for life, the basis for the creation and use of all our other tools or technologies. As the body has shaped technology, so technology is increasingly reshaping the body: not only by reshaping our bodily habits through which we experience and act in the world but also through the incorporation of prosthetic devices and drug enhancements. Regarding the body as a sensitive sentient soma, rather than as a merely material machine, this conference rethinks the relationship between body and technology, focusing on such topics as human-computer interaction, robotics, medical and fitness technologies, technology and the environment, and technologies of the arts. We welcome papers from the perspectives of both the sciences and the humanities.
Abstracts of 250 words, and a current CV, should be sent electronically as attachments, no later than October 15, 2012, to Richard Shusterman at email@example.com Please direct conference inquiries to the same address. Further information about the conference will be made available at http://www.fau.edu/bodymindculture, where you can also consult the programs of our prior international conferences. Prospective speakers will be notified by November 8, 2012.