Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 26.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 05:47:34 +0100
From: "Fay Sudweeks" <email@example.com>
Here's the latest update on CATAC'00.
Hope to see you in Perth in July.
REGISTER NOW ....
Register for CATaC'00 by 9 June 2000 to take advantage of the discount
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
International Conference on
CULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY AND
Cultural Collisions and Creative Interferences in the Global Village
12-15 July 2000, Fremantle, Australia
Computer-mediated communication networks, such as the Internet and the World
Wide Web, promise to realise the utopian vision of an electronic global
village. But efforts to diffuse CMC technologies globally, especially in
Asia and among indigenous peoples in Africa, Australia and the United
States, have demonstrated that CMC technologies are neither culturally
neutral nor communicatively transparent. Rather, diverse cultural attitudes
towards technology and communication - those embedded in current CMC
technologies, and those shaping the beliefs and behaviours
of potential users - often collide.
This biennial conference series aims to provide an international forum for
the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research on how diverse
cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of information and
communication technologies. The conference series provides diverse
perspectives, both in terms of cultures and disciplines. The first
conference in the series was held in London in 1998 (see
http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac98/ for copies of the papers
The focus of the conference is on discussion of the issues raised in
presentations by a variety of scholars representing Australia, France,
Germany, Hungary, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, South Africa,
Spain, UK, USA and Venezuela (see
Senior Lecturer in Information Systems
School of Information Technology
Murdoch University WA 6150 Australia
+61-8-9360-2364 (o) +61-8-9360-2941 (f)
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