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Call for Papers: Ethics of re(production)

4T Symposium – 12-13 May 2016, Izmir, Turkey

Call for Papers: Ethics of re(production)

This year’s symposium focuses on the ethics of [re-]production in design and throughout design history. Papers are invited to focus on one of the following thematic categories or their intersections in the context of different fields including but not limited to design and cultural studies.

RE-PRODUCTION OF IDENTITY: ORIGINAL, COPY, MIMICRY
How can the relationship between original and copy be re-interpreted in the digital age?
What are the cultural implications of the cult of the original in modern societies?
What is the impact of design in the construction and production of identities?
How can mimicry be used as an ethical design strategy?
How does the fluidity of digital age mobilize fluidity of identities?

RE-PRODUCTION AND AUTHOR-ITY:OPEN SOURCE, CO-CREATION, HACKING

“What is an author” in the digital age?
How can hacking be ethically located in the field of design?
What is the role of open source initiatives in design?
What are emancipatory potentials of co-creation today?
How design can be organized as a cooperative process?



RE-PRODUCTION AS REALITY, SIMULATION, HYPER-REALITY, AUGMENTED REALITY

How do representations produce social and cultural realities?
To what extent does design contribute to the management of perception?
What are the potentials of simulacrum as a denial of the original / copy model?
How are virtual and simulated environments consumed in contemporary societies?
What are the ethical issues that are mobilized in new understandings of reality?

CALL FOR PAPERS

Those who are interested in contributing papers to the eleventh 4T Symposium are invited to submit a title and an abstract of 250-300 words through EasyChair by January 29th 2016. Registration to EasyChair is essential in order to submit abstracts. The symposium language is English, therefore all abstracts, presentations and papers should be in English. For any further questions please contact Bahar Emgin (bahar.emgin@yasar.edu.tr). Selected proposals will be announced on February 29th, 2016