CFP: The Social, Moral and Political Impact of Virtual Technology.

Submission deadline: October 31, 2020

Conference date(s):
January 22, 2021 - January 23, 2021

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Universidad Diego Portales
Santiago, Chile

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This is a Call for Applications for a two-day international workshop on ‘The Social, Moral and Political Impact of Virtual Technology’, to be held fully online the 22nd-23rd January 2021, roughly 10:00-18:00 each day Chilean time.

In the third and final workshop on virtuality, this one will concentrate on some of the concrete social, moral and political impacts of virtual technology, now and going forward. With the high rise and influence of recent virtual technologies (such as social media and online gaming, as well as new virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR, AR and MR respectively) technologies), understanding their various societal and other influences and effects is becoming increasingly pressing. With this in mind, abstracts (300-500 words) are welcome which seek to address any concrete social, ethical or political impact of a type (or types) of virtual technology.

Although in a series of three, it is by no means necessary to have participated in the first workshops. The format is for a small number of participants (8-12) to first present their own issue. Each participant will receive around 25-30 minutes to present, plus extra room for questions and discussion. The following day will then be seminar discussions around selected key texts (suggestions will be welcome), as well as a general concluding discussion.

Applications are welcome from all those in philosophy who are interested in the theme, as well as from related disciplines. To be considered please submit your abstract as well as a recent copy of your CV to [email protected] no later than Saturday 31st October 2020. Successful applicants will hear back promptly, within a week. 

If there are any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. Best regards,

Dr Daniel O’Shiel,

Postdoctoral Researcher, Instituto de Filosofía, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. 

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