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23 Apr 2015

Neolife SLSA 2015: Call for Papers, Panels and Other Things Presented by SymbioticA

NeoLife: Rest of The Wold Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and The Arts


Chris Cobilis
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SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia
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Neolife SLSA 2015: Call for Papers, Panels and Other Things Presented by SymbioticA


1-3 October 2015
The University of Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
Confirmed Keynotes: Dr. Carmen Lawrence, Gunalan Nadarajan & Yilin Cao.

New CFP deadline: 30 April 2015

Neolife; full of surprises.

From the odd to the mundane, new forms of life are emerging in labs, workshops and studios. With the promise of exploitation for health and wealth, we are seeing Neolife - life that has not previously existed - smothered in hyperbole, rhetoric and speculation. How do Indigenous cultures respond to Neolife? On what terms are countries like China, India, Singapore and Japan, who have rapidly growing biotech industries embracing or rejecting Neolife? Neolife: The Rest of the World SLSA 2015 addresses these questions with a wide range of approaches.

Abstract word limit maximum 300 words (2000 characters including spaces) Submission deadline 30 April 2015 Topics include:

RotW (Rest of the World) Biotech and life science
Cultural and literary studies of new life
Representations of new life
Non-Human biopolitics
Non-Human bioethics
Animal studies
Cultural teratology
Biotech consumer products
Speculative biology in Design/Art/Film/Literature
History of (life) science
Regenerative biology/Stem Cells (STAP, iPS)
Synthetic biology
Biological/biomedical Law

The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
(SLSA) in conjunction with SymbioticA welcomes colleagues in the sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists. SLSA members share an interest in problems of science and representation, and in the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine.

Neolife is scheduled to coincide with a number of associated events including SymbioticA-curated exhibitions together with the National Experimental Arts Forum (5+6 October) at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the National Day of Creative Research into New Genres of Experimentation on the 4th October.