We invite individual papers and session proposals
addressing the conference theme from all possible disciplinary
angles, such as its representation in literature, the visual arts,
political essays, or scientific and philosophical writings.
In addition to the conference theme, papers on all other aspects
of the interaction of technology, science, and the humanities
Today, the boundaries between nature and technology have blurred
to such an extent that it is difficult to say where one ends and
the other begins. This crossing of traditional boundaries brings
with it a host of theoretical, technical, ethical, and political
Are we, along with our natural habitat, becoming part of
Does technology have to be managed? By whom?
How do we distinguish between nature and artifice?
Is nature becoming more artificial, and technology more natural?
How do the arts represent the intersection between technology
What lies in the future for the figure of the cyborg and
for the interface between humans and technology?
How does technology affect the ecologies of place and the
How do environmentalists and engineers address these issues?