Call for Papers: "Artificial intelligence and the human – Cross-cultural perspectives on science and fiction"
Call for Papers for a Conference and Edited Volume titled "Artificial intelligence and the human – Cross-cultural perspectives on science and fiction"
A Japanese-German conference in Berlin, Germany, 12 and 13 May 2022 & Edited volume (2023)
Papers are invited on the following topics (among others):
• Which meanings and functions are ascribed to AI technologies and robots?
• How is science informed by popular discursive images of AI?
• Which cultural differences are there concerning the relationship between the natural and the artificial? What are the particular traditions of how to represent the human and its technological surrogates?
• What can the different cultural and conceptual histories tell us about our present and future with artificial intelligence?
Besides papers on these more general topics, we also invite case studies on innovative technologies and their fictional precursors as well as on the social, ethical or political contexts in which they are applied. All contributions are expected to address the comparative perspective on East Asian and Euro-American discourses.
We welcome contributions from scholars of diverse disciplines, such as cognitive science, computer science, cultural studies, literature and film studies, media and communication studies, psychology, political science, science and technology studies or sociology. Interdisciplinary approaches (e.g., those combining social, cultural and technical perspectives), as well as perspectives from practitioners and developers, are particularly encouraged.
• Extended abstracts of approximately 4,000 to 6,000 characters in length (excl. references) should be submitted no later than 20 September 2021 to email@example.com
• Speakers will be notified by 15 November 2021.
Conference and publication of selected papers in an edited volume
• The conference will take place on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May 2022 in Berlin.
• Invitations for the submission of selected full manuscripts sent out in June 2022.
• Full manuscripts of between 30.000 to 50.000 characters (excluding references) to be submitted by September 2022.
• Comprehensive review returned to authors in December 2022; final papers due in February 2023.
• The edited volume will be published in mid-2023.
For questions contact conference organisers via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit hiig.de/events/ai21.