A few minutes ago I circulated this call to the short set of listservs where I lurk, but it makes sense to officialize it here, too, since I’m helping Alex Reid organize the event. Early indications suggest to me that it’s going to be an outstanding event all around.
Below’s a teaser; visit the conference site at http://vrrl06.earthwidemoth.com/ to read the full call and description.
VR@RL (Virtual Reality in Real Life)
February 24-26, 2006
State University of New York, College at Cortland
Call for participation
200 word proposals
Deadline: November 15, 2005
VR@RL seeks participants interested in investigating the intersection of rhetoric and new media. The conference seeks to provide a forum for scholars working in this emerging area of inquiry, to address common problems in research and teaching, and to uncover fruitful points of connection. Fundamentally, the conference will address new media as it exists now and as it is emerging as an embodied, material concern.