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The Electronic Communication Area of PCA is pleased to announce the following panels for the upcoming National Convention in Orlando. ============ Popular Culture Association National Convention Panels for the Electronic Communication Area Sam Smith, University of Colorado, Chair -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Panel 1: Technology and Media: the Construction of Meaning and Maintenance of Identity Chair: Elizabeth Bird, Univ. of South Florida Linked and Wired in the Far North: How Canada's Inuit are Using New Technologies to Maintain Old Ways Wendy Redal, Center for Mass Media Research, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 Christ and the Media: Religious Communications and Practical Theology Revisited Myrna Grant, Communications, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Il 60187 Incident Bodies: Virtual Humans, Avatars, and Popular Culture Patrick Lichty, Lichty Studios, North Canton, OH, 44720 Madonna: A Postmodern Phenomenon Elizabeth Werner, Communication, Culture & Technology Program, Georgetown University, Washington, DC Respondent: Lynn Schofield Clark, Center for Mass Media Research, Univ. of Colorado -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Panel 2: Report From the Technological Frontier: New Media, Teaching, and Scholarship Chair: Jon Epstein, Web Music Group Virtual Harlem, Phase II: A Report Bryan Carter, Advanced Technology Center, University of Missouri,Columbia, 65211 Digital Media in Visual Arts Curricula: The Electronic Classroom and Service Learning, Academic Programs in Transition Thomas Morrissey, Art, Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln, RI 02865 Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Graduate Scholarship in the Electronic Age Christian Weisser, English, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, 33620 Respondent: Jon Epstein, Web Music Group -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Panel 3: Understanding "Virtual Communities": Methods and Insights Chair: Wendy Redal, University of Colorado Coming Through the Stones: Creating Community in an E-mail Fan Group Elizabeth Bird, Anthropology, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, 33620 Peer-Led Discussion Groups and the Social World of the Teen: A Methodology for Exploring Teen Use of the Internet Lynn Schofield Clark, Center for Mass Media Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 Let the Game Begin: Structure and Community Building in #truthdare Charlene Blair, American Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403 Respondent: Sam Smith, University of Colorado -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Panel 4: State of the Net: Theorizing the New Frontier Chair: Bryan Carter, University of Missouri Developing a Critical Theory of the Internet: The Space Between Technophilia and Technophobia Douglas Kellner, Philosophy, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 _Web_, part 1 Jonathon Epstein, Web Music Group, Kent, OH 44240 The Turner Thesis Revisited: Frontier and Community on the Internet Cathleen White-Epstein, History, Univ. of Akron, OH The Posthumanities: A Blueprint for the Study of Arts and Letters in the Emerging Age of the Cyborg Samuel R. Smith, Center for Mass Media Research, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 ========= |>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<| SAM SMITH Center for Mass Media Research 303.871.9847 (voice) University of Colorado firstname.lastname@example.org http://spot.colorado.edu/~cores http://spot.colorado.edu/~smithsr |>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|>><<|