Personal and Ubiquitous Computing: Special Issue on Extreme Navigation (Oct 2010)

Call for journal papers in Personal and Ubiquitous Computing: Special Issue on Extreme Navigation
Guest editors: David McGookin (University of Glasgow) Charlotte Magnusson (University of Lund)
Initial submission due: 20 October 2010

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2011 Nat’l Conf of the Material Culture Area of PCA/ACA (Apr 2011, San Antonio USA)

The Material Culture Area of PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association) <http://www.pcaaca.org> is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2011 National Conference, to be held in San Antonio, Texas, Wednesday, April 20– Saturday, April 23. You are invited to submit proposals now through December 15, 2010.

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Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy (Nov 2010, Kingston Ontario Canada)

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010

The Monieson Centre at Queen’s University is researching the rural creative economy and its links to regional revitalization. Creative economic activities comprising professional contributions such as art, advertising, design, film, publishing, education, R&D, software and media have the potential to contribute to the vitality of 21st century rural Canadian communities.  This innovative and interactive forum will provide academics (faculty and students), business community representatives and economic developers with opportunities to debate ideas, examine theory, present research findings and exchange experiences in order to emerge with a refined understanding of the rural creative economy.

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DEIT 2011: Intl Conf on Data Engineering and Internet Technology (March 2011, Bali)

Website: http://www.irast.org/conferences/DEIT/2011
Location and dates: 15-17 March 2011, Bali, Indonesia

DEIT 2011 aims to bring together researchers and scientists from academia, industry, and government laboratories to present new results and identify future research directions in data engineering and internet technology.

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CFP: “Participatory Design with Health & Social Care Institutions” PDC2010 workshop (Sydney, Australia)

Monday 29th November, 2010, Sydney, Australia.
Participatory Design has much to offer in the reconfiguration of health and social care to cope with changing demographics and ageing populations. However, these domains offer distinctive challenges for PD. For example:

  • how to fully involve participants who may have limited capabilities;
  • how to influence large institutions where positivist approaches to knowledge and research may predominate;
  • how to relate to the interests of, and existing power relations between patients, health and care workers, taxpayers, insurers and private owners;
  • how to operate within formalised frameworks for ethical regulation.

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28th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference (May 2011, Brantford Ontario)

Deadline for submissions: 24 September 2010.
Conference website: www.qualitatives.ca.

This is a Call for Papers for the 28th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference being held this year at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus in Brantford, Ontario, Canada from May 12 to 14, 2011.  WLU Brantford was the site of the 2010 Qualitatives.  We were very happy with how well things turned out this past year, and hope that you’ll attend and help make the 2011 Qualitatives just as intellectually stimulating and enjoyable.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Contemporary Issues in Qualitative Research.”

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The Life Of The Object: An Experimental Workshop And Conference On Production, Consumption, and Creative Reuse In American Culture (Apr 2011, Madison USA)

The Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) Conference at The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sponsored by the UW Art History Department, the Material Culture Certificate Program, the Material Culture Focus Group, the Art History Grad Forum, and the Chipstone Foundation.
April 7-11, 2011
Deadline for submission: 15 October 2010

Historians and cultural critics who study objects have long focused on the relationships between production and consumption, but these dynamics deserve reexamination in today’s object-flooded world. At the same time, the concept and aesthetic of reuse is enjoying the spotlight in contemporary fashion and design, but has been employed for many years by architects, artists, and the American public as a strategy for survival as well as a political statement. This interdisciplinary experimental workshop and conference invites questions related to the core themes of production, consumption, and reuse in American history and contemporary life.

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playable10: intl design competition

The 10th annual global search for inspiring play design is now open.  The deadline for submission is 1 October 2010.

See http://playabledesign.ning.com/ for further information, rules, registration, etc.

1st Teaching Design History Workshop (Sep 2010, London)

1st Teaching Design History Workshop: Teaching design theory to design students
London Metropolitan University, 10 September 2010

The Design History Society is launching the first in a series of workshops aiming to encourage a forum for sharing and thinking about our teaching practices. We particularly recognise that design history and theory is taught by many new to teaching or working part-time. We hope the workshops can offer a supportive network for practitioners in the field and we warmly welcome suggestions for future workshops.
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CAADRIA 2011: 16th Intl Conf of the Assoc for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (Apr 2011, Newcastle Australia)

Dates: April 27-29, 2011
Host: School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia
Conference Web Site: http://www.caadria2011.org
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 September 2010

Contemporary advances in design are shaped by computational design methods, strategies and technologies, regardless of whether these advances are manifested in the design and construction of a building, in related theory and analysis, or in the ways in which future designers and scholars are educated. Architectural computation in the post-digital era calls for new ideas that will transcend conventional boundaries and support creative insights through design and into design. “Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending” provides an interdisciplinary context for challenging traditional paradigms and invites researchers and practitioners alike to (re)consider and (re)address design and computation with a particular focus on three themes:
Innovative design conceptualisation and support through computational theories and technologies.
Enhanced knowledge of architecture and design through computational analysis.
Improved approaches to design education through computational thinking and applications.

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