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CFP – Interacting with Immersive Worlds

Posted on | January 9, 2007 | No Comments

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interacting with Immersive Worlds
An International Conference presented by the Interactive Arts and Science
Program
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

JUNE 5-6, 2007

Keynote Speakers:

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Director of the Quality of Life Research Center
at the Drucker School, Claremont Graduate University

James Paul Gee, Tashia Morgridge Professor of Reading, University of
Wisconsin at Madison (sponsored by Owl Children’s Trust and the Brock
Research Institute for Youth Studies)

Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Director of the Computing Culture group at the MIT
Media Lab

Denis Dyack, Director/President, Silicon Knights

The primary focus of this conference is to explore the growing cultural
importance of interactive media. All scholarship on digital interactive
media (such as computer games, mixed realities and interactive fiction),
as well as users (including adults and children), will be considered in
one of four broad conference streams:

Theory of Immersive Worlds explores: i. the theory of interactivity, from
perspectives such as narrative and gameplay (ludology); ii. analyses of
the cultural and psychological effects of immersive worlds.

Creative Practices in Immersion examines interactive new media art, and
its exploration of new idioms and challenges in immersive worlds.

Immersive Worlds in Education examines the application of immersive
technologies to teaching and learning.

Immersive Worlds in Entertainment examines entertainment applications of
immersive technologies.

We welcome the submission of abstracts for a 20-minute presentation plus a
10-minute discussion. Send a 500-word abstract plus a brief biographical
statement. Please include a separate cover page with the following:
· Author’s name and institutional affiliation
· Email
· Mailing address
· Title of presentation

Since all abstracts will be anonymously reviewed, include the title of the
paper on the abstract, but not the author’s name, affiliation, email or
mailing address. Deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 15, 2007.
Please email your abstract to mitterer@brocku.ca

Acceptance of your paper for presentation implies a commitment on your
part to register and attend the conference. Notification of acceptance
will be sent out by February 16, 2007.

Visit the conference web page for details [
http://www.brocku.ca/iasc/immersiveworlds ]
www.brocku.ca/iasc/immersiveworlds

Organizing Committee:
· Dr. Dale Bradley, Department of Communications, Popular Culture and
Film, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3 [
mailto:Dale.Bradley@brocku.ca ]Dale.Bradley@brocku.ca
· Jean Bridge, Director, Centre for Digital Humanities, Brock
University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3 [
mailto:Jean.%20Bridge@brocku.ca ]Jean. Bridge@brocku.ca
· Denis Dyack, President, Silicon Knights, 1 St. Paul Street, St.
Catharines, Ontario, Canada. [ mailto: denis@siliconknights.ca
]denis@siliconknights.ca
· Dr. Barry Grant, Department of Communication, Popular Culture and
Film, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3 [
mailto:Barry.Grant@brocku.ca ]Barry.Grant@brocku.ca
· Dr. Dave Hughes, Department of Computer Science, Brock University,
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3 [ mailto: hughesd@brocku.ca
]hughesd@brocku.ca
· Dr. Kevin Kee, Department of History, Brock University, St.
Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3 [ mailto: Kevin.Kee@brocku.ca
]Kevin.Kee@brocku.ca
· Dr. John Mitterer, Psychology, Brock University, St. Catharines,
Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3 [ mailto: John.Mitterer@brocku.ca
]John.Mitterer@brocku.ca
· Dr. Teena Willoughby, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock
University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3 [
mailto:Teena.Willoughby@brocku.ca ]Teena.Willoughby@brocku.ca

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