3rd Biennial, Global Interaction in Design Conference (Nov. 7, 2012, virtually)

New deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 March 2012.
For more information, visit http://glideconference.org/

Full and poster paper proposals are invited for presentation at the 3rd Global Interaction in Design Conference to be held virtually on November 7, 2012. GLIDE is a biennial, virtual conference that disseminates cutting-edge research on topics related to interaction between designers and global communities. The purpose of a virtual-only format is to bridge cultural and geographic divides in an eco-friendly way.

GLIDE’12 will promote research and critical thinking on international issues surrounding food, nutrition, and health. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Challenges or rewards of food production and consumption
  • Hunger and the human ability to survive in diverse agricultural environments
  • The culture of food systems globally
  • The role of culture, technology, sustainability infrastructures, and eco-systems in addressing the issue of hunger and nutrition and the pursuit of good health.
  • Best practices for the development of food systems through the use of language and data collection
  • Agribusiness as a resource for information that best serves local farmers and community based greenhouse projects
  • Collaborative teams and methods for the creation of more effective food systems
  • The role of social media to manage food systems, good nutrition, and health
  • The role of public policy makers to increase better systems with food displacement
  • The role of art and design in effecting good health or engendering healthy habits

Today, food is no longer viewed simply for nourishment, pleasure or an overly mass-produced product. Now, due to global industrialization, the way humans interact with food systems and production has reached a critical mass, requiring citizens of the world to consider the introduction of new methods, technological systems and research that will enable cultures to remain healthy and viable in the unforeseeable future.

GLIDE’12 aims to address a range of critically important ideas relating to the globalization of food production and consumption as well as focusing on specific themes such as sustainability and systems design addressed by curated presentations from leading researchers, design practitioners, scientists, public policy makers, educators and doctoral students. GLIDE’12 presenters will deliver groundbreaking topics that will inspire, motivate and expand your knowledge of global food consumption and production for nutrition and good health.

You may submit full paper proposals for synchronous presentation or poster paper proposals for asynchronous presentation on topics related to the conference theme.

Submissions Guidelines:
Submit a 500-word abstract in pdf or word format by February 15, 2012. Send your proposal to submissions@glideconference.org with the subject line: [Insert your last name], Abstract for GLIDE’12. Proposals will undergo a review process according to the following schedule:

  • Deadline for all abstract submissions: February 15
  • Notification of acceptance with comments: March 15
  • First draft full and poster papers: July 15
  • Notification of acceptance with comments: August 15
  • Final draft full and poster papers due: September 15

All accepted full and poster papers will be published online via the conference website and be accessible free of charge to conference attendees.

GLIDE is an interdisciplinary conference. We welcome submissions from faculty, critics, practitioners, and doctoral students from all disciplines that study design or social issues or integrate a design perspective in their collaborative research or projects on social issues including but not limited to art, architecture, human-computer interaction, communication, information technology, media studies, computer science, public policy, law, business, health, history, education, anthropology, impairment, among other disciplines.

For more information, please visit the conference website: glideconference.org or contact info@glideconference.org. If you’re interested in sponsoring GLIDE’12, contact sponsorship@glideconference.org.

GLIDE’12 Conference Committee:
Michele Washington, F.I.T. and Cultural Boundaries, USA
(mich@officeofmichelewashington.com)

Adream Blair, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
(blaira@uwm.edu)

Gloria Gomez, Oceanbrowser Ltd., New Zealand
(gloria@oceanbrowser.com)

Muthoni Kimani, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
(muthoni53@gmail.com)

Audrey Bennett, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
(bennett@rpi.edu)

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