Call: “Technology and the Future of the Home” Colloquium

Call for Papers

Technology and the Future of the Home
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Missouri, USA
November 5 – 6, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Diane Michelfelder, Macalester College

Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2020

Research on how we conceptualize the home is increasing across the academy. However, studies about how technology challenges our conceptualization of the home require focus. The purpose of this colloquium is to develop and advance such conversations. Although submissions that interpret the home are welcome, abstracts focused on guiding its development to create a better world are highly encouraged. All disciplinary backgrounds and approaches are welcome. The scope of topics is open, but some motivational lines of inquiry include how the future of the home intersects with the following areas:

  • Smart Cities
  • Digital Divide
  • Interior Design
  • Future Meanings
  • Food Sovereignty
  • IoT in the Home
  • Universal Design
  • Alternative Housing
  • Zoning and Regulations
  • Disability Considerations
  • Architectural Inspirations
  • Implementation Subsidies
  • The Home as an Ecosystem
  • Challenges to Existing Infrastructure
  • Generational Differences and Challenges
  • Cohousing, Ecovillages and Intentional Communities

There is no registration fee. Upload anonymized abstracts of 250-350 words by June 15, 2020:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tfh2020

While participation in the event does not guarantee publication, participants can submit revised versions of their papers to a special issue of the Journal of Sociotechnical Critique, subject to peer review and alignment with the aims and scope of the journal.

Questions? shane.epting@mst.edu

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