CFP: Technology and the Future of the Home

Submission deadline: June 15, 2020

Conference date(s):
November 5, 2020 - November 6, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, United States


CFP: Technology and the Future of the Home

Missouri University of Science and Technology

November 5 – 6, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Diane Michelfelder, Macalester College

Research on how we conceptualize the home is increasing across the academy. However, studies about how technology challenges our conceptualization of the home require focus.  The purpose of this colloquium is to develop and advance such conversations.  Although submissions that interpret the home are welcome, abstracts focused on guiding its development to create a better world are highly encouraged.  All disciplinary backgrounds and approaches are welcome. The scope of topics is open, but some motivational lines of inquiry include how the future of the home intersects with the following areas:

Smart Cities

Digital Divide

Interior Design 

Future Meanings 

Food Sovereignty 

IoT in the Home

Universal Design

Alternative Housing

 Zoning and Regulations

Disability Considerations

Architectural Inspirations

Implementation Subsidies

The Home as an Ecosystem

Challenges to Existing Infrastructure

Generational Differences and Challenges

Cohousing, Ecovillages and Intentional Communities

There is no registration fee. Upload anonymized abstracts of 250-350 words by June 15, 2020:

While participation in the event does not guarantee publication, participants can submit revised versions of their papers to a special issue of the Journal of Sociotechnical Critique, subject to peer review and alignment with the aims and scope of the journal. Questions?

This event is made possible with support from the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Journal of Sociotechnical Critique, Center for Environmental Philosophy at the University of North Texas, Philosophy of the City Research Group, and the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association.

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