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Living in the Age of Convergences - Affect, Affordance, Agency 2019

Singapore
Categories: Digital Humanities, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, History, Philosophy, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2019-12-09 to 2019-12-10 Abstract Due: 2019-08-23

CONVENORS
Simone Shu-Yeng CHUNG, Department of Architecture, NUS
Mary Ann NG, Department of Architecture, NUS

MONDAY 09 DECEMBER – TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2019 
NATIONAL LIBRARY SINGAPORE, 100 VICTORIA STREET
This interdisciplinary academic workshop invites scholars and practitioners to critically consider how technological and digital integration has transformed the way we now live, work, interact and think. The workshop specifies a human-centred approach towards understanding the resultant impact of this merging of technologies on our online and offline everyday practices. Perspectives from within Singapore and across Asia are especially welcomed. From a spatial standpoint, we wish to explore how digital affordance, social media and online resources are allowing us to redraw a new spatial rhetoric. For one, the traversality of workers have created new norms that has significantly impacted the labour ecosystem and landscape, reframing a new political economy. The notion of inclusiveness meanwhile is measured by the values valorised by spatially-rounded four-dimensional human beings who are able to effectively capitalise on twenty-first century affordances in mobility and media. 

CALL FOR PAPERS
We seek paper proposals that explore this polemical topic via any one of the five themes:

  • Collective Consciousness, arising from hyper-connectivity, is instrumental to the formation of universally shared values;
  • Values, the intrinsic qualities adopted by those who embrace the greater mobility, freedom and access to opportunities proffered by techno-digital enhancements;
  • Technological and digital disruptions that profoundly impact our triadic Work, Life and Education entanglements;
  • Taxonomy, utilising innovative means to construct a new compendium of knowledge; and  
  • The City, demonstrating tangible instances where media interfaces and digital connectivity have enhanced urban experience, navigation and performance.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Abstracts should 250 words maximum.
Short Biography of 100 words.
Please include paper title, your name(s), affiliation, and email contact in the abstract.

Submission Deadline:  Friday 23 August 2019 
Please send them to millennialnomadspace@gmail.com

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 1 September 2019. We require accepted speakers to submit a 3,000 word draft of their papers by 30 November to facilitate productive exchange and sharing at the workshop.

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