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Humanist Archives: May 2, 2022, 8:59 a.m. Humanist 35.675 - pubs cfp: The De Gruyter Handbook of Automated Futures

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 675.
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        Date: 2022-05-02 07:51:55+00:00
        From: Martin Berg <>
        Subject: Call for chapters — The De Gruyter Handbook of Automated Futures

Dear colleagues,

What does automation do with us, our environment, and our imaginaries?
What do we do, conversely, with automation, its environments, and its
imaginative worlds? In addition to grand narratives and
technology-driven design visions about the future, what else can
automation offer? The growing prevalence of automated and algorithmic
systems geared towards transforming humankind’s future has raised
critical questions for scholars in the social sciences and humanities.
The De Gruyter Handbook of Automated Futures addresses these questions
while complicating the techno-solutionist narratives that frame
automation discourse in industry and policy circles. The handbook will
be a comprehensive guide to imaginaries and interactions with automation
technologies that cuts across different fields and disciplines, along
with critical explorations of their potential impact. Importantly, it is
grounded in a pedagogy that integrates perspectives at both
philosophical and practical levels – from the understanding of automated
futures to the development of skills and value judgments.

My colleague Vaike Fors and I are editing this handbook, and we are
inviting you to submit an abstract!

Deadline for abstracts is June 10, 2022. Feel free to reach out if you
have any questions! The full call can be accessed on:

Please consider submitting an abstract and sharing this call in your

(Apologies for cross-posting!)

All the best wishes,

Martin Berg

Professor Martin Berg
Department of Computer Science and Media Technology
Malmö University

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