Call for Papers






Thursday, 4 October 2007

5:00 – 5:30    Campus Welcome -- Dr. Jerry Jakubowski, President Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

                      Conference Theme -- Andreas Michel, President Humanities and Technology Association

5:30 – 7:30    Conference Welcome Dinner

7:30 – 9:30    Keynote Address -- Watersheds Large and Small and The Endangered Meadows of Europe, Helen and Newton Harrison




Friday, 5 October 2007  

7.30 – 8.30      Continental Breakfast

8.30 -10.00     Session I

        I. Design and Ecology  (Robert Kahn Room) -- Moderator: Scott Clark, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

        Eric Nay, Ontario College of Art and Design -- Industrial Design in the New Ecology of Learning

        Mark Dixon, Ohio Northern University -- The Ethics of Environmental Restoration

        Tendai Chitewere, San Francisco State University -- Green technology in an Eco-village

10:00 - 10:30    Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00   Session  II

        II. Art Technology Politics  (Robert Kahn Room) -- Moderator: Steve Letsinger, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

        Gentiane Belanger, Concordia University, Montreal -- Relational Art and the Technocratic Order: Strategies of Subversion from Within

        J. Anthony Langlois, University of Windsor -- Reactive Environments Through Politicized Artworks

        Russell Manning, Deakin University -- The Unethical Environment of Reality Television

12:00 – 1:30     Lunch  (Louise Kahn Room)

1:30 – 3:00       Concurrent Sessions  III and IV

        III. Sustainability and the American Undergraduate Student (Robert Kahn Room) -- Moderator: John Gardner, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

        James Adams, Troy University and Richard Emanuel, Alabama State University -- Talk about campus sustainability: Do students know what this means? Do they care?"

        Kristin Hanks, Indiana University -- Undergraduate Attitudes towards Sustainability and the Material Effects of Information Technologies: Survey and Results 

        David Roedl, Indiana University -- Undergraduate Attitudes towards Sustainability and the Material Effects of Information Technologies: Conclusions and Ideas

        IV. Food, Wendell Berry, Agriculture  (Performing Arts Room) -- Moderator: Mark Minster, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

        Lillian Daughaday, Murray State University -- Food for thought: The Food Ethics of Wendell Berry

        Lindsay Welsch, Indiana University -- Food With a Face: The Literalizing Local Food Movement

        Arthur Sherwood, Indiana State University -- Is there a Postindustrial Agriculture?

3:00 – 3:30       Afternoon Coffee Break  (Conference Room)

3.30 – 5:00      Concurrent Sessions  V and VI

        V. Problems of Technology Transfer  (Robert Kahn Room) -- Moderator: Terry Schumacher, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

        Bruce Buchanan, Southern Illinois University -- The Challenge of Technology Transfer

        Tom van der Voorn, Delft University of Technology -- Technology Transfer in Bangla Desh

        Enslin VanRooyen, University of Pretoria -- Integrated Agricultural Development Planning: Administrative Technologies and Options in South Africa

        VI. Natural Resources and Pollution  (Performing Arts Room) -- Moderator: Ella Ingram, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 

        Michael Robinson, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology -- Global access to sustainable drinking water 

        Amy Roe, University of Delaware -- Serene Destruction. Image and Experience: Conflicts, Resource Extraction Technologies, and the Decline of Susqhehenna River Shad

        Vanesa Castan Broto, Forest Research/University of Surrey -- Claiming Environmental Pollution: a Symbolic Exploration

5:00 – 5.45      Reception  (Heritage Room)

5:45 – 7:00      Friday Night Dinner  (Faculty Dining Room) 

7:30 – 9:30      Roundtable Discussion (Kahn Rooms)

FRIDAY EVENING ROUNDTABLE -- Transforming Terre Haute: Sustainability in the Wabash River Valley

Helen and Newton Harrison’s position statement on the Wabash watershed and its future development will be followed by a roundtable discussion with regional environmental experts, officials of the city of Terre Haute, Rose-Hulman faculty and students, and HTA conference participants. 

Moderator: Mark Minster, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


Saturday, 6 October 2007

7:30 – 8:30       Continental Breakfast  (Conference Room)

8:30 – 10:00     Concurrent Sessions  VII and VIII   

        VII. History: Engineering and Art  (Robert Kahn Room) -- Moderator: Sam Martland, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

        J. N. Nodelman, University of Winnipeg -- David B. Steinman, Literary Engineer of Spatial culture

         Robert Williams, University of Maryland, College Park -- Signal Work: The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America

        George Sochan, Bowie State University -- "Levittown and the American Dream: Suburban Sprawl from Mall to Mall"

        VIII. Philosophy of the Environment / Environmental Philosophy  (Performing Arts Room) -- Moderator: Heinz Luegenbiehl, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

        Kathryn A. Neeley, University of Virginia -- Reading Aristotle in New Orleans: the Polis, Technology and its Environments

        Mark Herman, Bowling Green State University -- Sustainability of Psychological Prudence

        Jacques Laroche -- Sustainability and Ethics

10:00 – 10:30      Coffee Break  (Conference Room)

10:30 – 12:00      Concurrent Sessions  IX and X

        IX. Electronic Technologies (Robert Kahn Room) -- Moderator: Richard House, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

        Beth Miklavcic and Jimmy Miklavcic, University of Utah -- InterPlay: Performing on the High Tech Wire” Reflections on Collaborative Real-Time Video Conferencing Telematics

        Terry Schumacher, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology -- "Training Simulations: Technology for Building Humane Societies" 

        X. Aesthetics Technology Environment  (Performing Arts Room) -- Moderator: Michael A. Kukral, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

        Howard S. Meltzer, Borough of Manhattan Community College -- You Can’t Imagine What It Sounds Like: Reflections on Iain M. Banks’ novel, Look to Windward

        Leon Niemoczynski, Southern Illinois University -- Forest Hermeneutics

        Methee Payomyong, Eisenhower Fellow -- "Sufficiency Economy Philosophy: The Essential Assets for Sustainable Development of Thailand"