HASTAC 2014 releases its Call for Proposals Print
Written by Tania Altamirano   
Monday, 28 October 2013 15:53

The Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) is now accepting online applications to participate in its Seventh Annual Conference which will be held at the Ministry of Culture of Lima, Peru, on April 24 through 27, 2014. Candidates have until November 30 to submit their proposal in accordance with the Conference themes.

HASTACHemispheric Pathways: Critical Makers in International Networks

April 24-27, 2014 Ministerio de Cultura, Lima, Peru

Submissions Deadline: November 30, 2013

The challenges facing the Western hemisphere are multidimensional  and complex.  Urban agglomeration, economic development, ecological crisis, military conflict, digital privacy, impediments to advanced learning, negotiations of multiple cultural and historical perspectives—these are problems with scientific and human factors that must be considered together.  HASTAC 2014 challenges participants to consider the interplay of science, technology, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts in the context of addressing the urgent contingencies facing the evolving hemisphere.

Themes addressed by the conference include:

– humanities research and hemispheric grand challenges
– indigenous culture and technology
– technology and education–open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for primary and/or higher education
– technology and interhemispheric communication of knowledge and publishing
– Heritage, Patrimony, Memory and the Digital
– new publics, movements going global and communities of the future
– technology and social identity and roles:  gender, race, and other identities
– digital animation and other visualization media arts and sciences
– games and gaming, including for learning
– community development including the importance of art and culture districts
– Mobile technologies and everyday life
– Improvisation, tinkering, hacking

HASTAC 2014 will be composed of keynote addresses, paper presentations (variations detailed below), hackathons, workshops, birds of a feather meet ups, as well as performances and tech demos.

We will accept proposals for participant presentations in the following categories: 5-8 minute lightning talks; 15-20 minute talks; curated panels (lightning talks, longer talks, curated conversation); project demos; digital and/or print posters; creative performances; hackathons; birds of a feather sessions; post conference workshops (April 28th).  Submission portal will be open soon, with support for proposals written in Spanish and English.

For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.hastac2014.org