Call for abstracts: Sensing the Voices of Others: Interrogating the digital in human/non-human intimacies

 

A couple of doctoral students and I are trying to put together a roundtable for the International Communication Association annual meeting, which will be in Prague in late May (http://www.icahdq.org/page/cfp2018). We're planning to propose to the Philosophy, Theory, and Critique section (http://www.icahdq.org/mpage/PTC2018). 

 

The very short description right now is:

 

Sensing the Voices of Others: Interrogating the digital in human/non-human intimacies

 

This roundtable addresses how social and natural worlds manifest as sense-able and communicable. It interrogates what it means to communicate across constructed boundaries of difference, particularly the human and non-human. In particular, it explores how digital media are implicated in the interplay of intimacy, engagement, and detachment by human and non-human entities. 

 

 ("Voices" is the theme of the conference, and we're open to a broad interpretation of this stuff, anything to do with sensing/communicating, nonhuman entities, and natureculture.)

 

What we'd need would be an affirmation of interest, a title, and a 150-word abstract. We'd then put that together with other abstracts and submit the whole thing as a proposal. We'll beef up/tailor the above description to include the other submissions. Inquiries and submissions can go to me at dunbarhe@usc.edu by October 13.