Un appel à communications pour le Congrès national de la Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association, qui se tiendra à New Orleans.

Pouvant témoigner de mon expérience passée, un événement fort sympathique, le panel sur la culture digitale étant intéressant et varié.

Plus de 2500 participants, de tout niveau (Master 2 sont même invités à parler pour leur toute première fois) sur l'ensemble du congrès avec des thèmes très pop culture, des motards aux goths, en passant par l'analyse du film 300, et autres "inepties" scientifiques!

Très rock'n roll!

Free…as in Labor. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference New Orleans, LA April 8-11, 2009

The Communication and Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals for panels and individual papers that explore online participatory culture and the problematic concept of “free labor” in a network society.

Corporations are increasingly counting upon the activity of a “participatory consumer” to provide the content for sites that directly or indirectly generate revenue. Twenty five years ago, GNU operating system activist Richard Stallman famously distinguished the “free” in free software as “free as in free speech, not as in free beer.” What kind of “free” is the labor of a participatory culture? How does the appropriation of this work by major corporations complicate our understanding of “free labor?”

Possible topics include: Wikipedia and the Academy Gift Economies Online Free/Libre Open Source Software Intellectual Property Warez Subcultures

“Immaterial” Labor Convergence & Consumer/Producers DIY Media Marx & the Digital Economy Fan Culture Appropriation Submit a 250 word maximum proposal to:

Mark Nunes, Chair Department of English, Technical Communication, and Media Arts Southern Polytechnic State University Marietta, GA 30060-2896 mnunesatspsu.edu

Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2008 Note: Communication and Digital Culture is a themed area. Submissions off-theme should be submitted to:

Internet Culture Area Chair, Montana Miller, montanmatbgnet.bgsu.edu

Game Studies Area Co-Chairs, digitalgames.pcaacaatgmail.com