CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Communication & Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals for panels and individual papers that explore the theme of “massive” in a network society.
To borrow from Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy a bit: “Data is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is.”
What are the implications for American and global popular culture now that massive data has become an increasingly important part of everyday life? How does ready access to massively networked resources continue to transform cultural practices? How have these data structures altered the ways in which we work, play, learn, and interact? How do our cultural hopes and fears reflect our increasingly complex relationship to these increasingly complex data structures and data networks?
Possible topics include:
- Open Data Movement
- Big Data
- PRISM /The Utah Data Center
- Data Visualization
- New Economies of Data
- Spreadable Media
Submit a 250-word proposal to the PCA Database.
Please send all inquires to:
Professor and Chair
Department of English, Technical Communication and Media Arts
Southern Polytechnic State University
Marietta, GA 30060
Fax: (678) 915-7425