Event Date/Time: Oct 26, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2006
Registration Date: Oct 07, 2006
Early Registration Date: Aug 25, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 25, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Oct 07, 2010
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Technologies are changing our lives, societies, and cultures. Technologies are being shaped by us as well. The interaction between technologies and humans seems to be intensifying in digital age. The intensity, speed, and quality of technological intervention into human life deserve more attention and better explanation. Gone is the age of mechanical reproduction of Walter Benjamin, and this is the day for technological hybridization and fusion for new nomadic cyborgs.

If mechanical reproduction of artworks had contributed to the diffusion of ideas and values created in the West to the rest of the world, based primarily on the industrial and imperial forces, the digital fusion of this century is hoped to open an alternative world for post-colonial societies of all kind. Technological innovations and social developments seem to have allowed Asians to come to their own age. But the new century is not without challenges of it¡¯s own times: uneven developments, nationalism, and identity conflicts are only some of them.

The Asia Culture Forum was conceived in lieu of this concern, and with a hope of building multiple spaces for discussion and representation. The Forum is open to all on all issues related to Asia and beyond.

Call for papers and panels

Asia Culture Forum calls for papers and panels in the following conferences.
- Culture & Technology
- Multiethnic, Multiracial & Multicultural Society
- Living Multicultural Asia
- Asian Youth Culture Camp
- Asia and Cinema
- Mobile and Pop Culture
- Asian Publisher Conference

- abstract or panel proposal submission: Aug 25
- notification of acceptance: Oct 5
- full paper (5,000-6,000 words) submission: Oct 7


Additional Information

The Forum will provide accommodation or travel assistance to all paper presenters of the conferences. Details for participation are on the website of the forum: http://www.asiacultureforum.org/