Digital Existence III: Living with automation – call for papers

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We are happy to announce Digital Existence III: Living with automation – a conference about artificial intelligence (AI), biometrics and the human condition.

The conference will be held at The Sigtuna Foundation 31 May – 1 June 2021.

About Digital Existence III

Digital Existence III (DE III) follows on from the Digital Existence conferences, but assumes the character of a two-day symposium by invitation. It is the first in a series of three planned symposia entitled “New Directions in Existential Media Studies” as part of the project “BioMe: Existential Challenges and Ethical Imperatives of Biometric AI in Everyday Lifeworlds” (2020-2024), headed by Amanda Lagerkvist.

Invited speakers include N. Katherine Hayles, Benjamin Peters, Joanna Zylinska, Kelly Gates, Sun-ha Hong, Amanda Lagerkvist, Matilda Tudor, Jacek Smolicki, Jenny Eriksson-Lundström, Charles M. Ess, Zach Blas.

Call for engagement papers

During our symposium there will be a slot for engagement papers by younger scholars (PhD students and postdocs). These papers should engage the young field of existential media studies in the timely contexts of biometric artificial intelligence.

Call for engagement papers (pdf) 

DIGMEX members

The conference will also be open for DIGMEX network members without papers, at their own expenses. This will depend on availability. Please sign up for this by e-mailing Matilda Tudor.

The conference is free of charge, but contact the Sigtuna Foundation directly for information about room prices and bookings

Important dates

  • TBA: Deadline abstract submission
  • TBA: Notification of acceptance of abstract
  • 31 May – 1 June 2021 : Conference dates