SUBMIT

We invite papers, special tracks, and panel proposals that investigate those areas of the philosophy of technology that are related to the conference theme, technological imaginaries. To give but a few examples :

  • Fears and expectations about technology
  • Media, communication, and technology
  • Language, narrative, and technology
  • Cultures and technology
  • Forms of life and technology
  • Technology and social reality
  • Technology and ideology
  • Technology and utopia/dystopia
  • Technology and world pictures
  • Technology and alternative futures
  • Technology and new relations with the environment
  • Fiction and technology
  • Video games
  • Data and information visualization
  • Visualization in science and technology
  • Design
  • Art and technology

Regular papers

Submissions that engage in some philosophical aspects of technology are welcome, including those from disciplines other than philosophy. Paper submission should include a title, a 250-300 word abstract, and three keywords. The document must be in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Each paper submission will be reviewed by the scientific committee and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by April 1, 2021.

Only submissions in English are accepted. Submission deadline: February 15th, 2021.
Use the link above and enter in the subject line “Abstract-Title. For example, if you are submitting an abstract for a paper called “Art and Technology,” you would write: “Abstract-Art and technology.” Please note that these are presentations of papers and there is no actual paper due.

Panels

Panels are three or four-person presentations and discussions around a specific topic. Proposals must highlight how the subject is enhanced through the form of a panel rather than as separate presentations. The panel will fit in one 90-120 minute slot in the program. Panel proposals should include a title, a 250-500 word abstract, three keywords, and for each panelist a title and a short (250 words) abstract. There will be a limited number of panel slots available. If a panel is not accepted, there will be a chance for the panel members to present their work as a regular paper if approved by the scientific committee. The scientific committee will evaluate the panel as a whole. Panel organizers are in charge of the selection of their panelists and the evaluation of the abstracts. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by April 1, 2021.

Submission deadline: February 15th, 2021.
Use the link above and enter in the subject line “Panel-Title. For example, if you are submitting an abstract for a panel on “Technology, subjectivity, and healthcare,” you would write: “Panel-Technology, subjectivity, and healthcare.”

SPT Early Career Awards

SPT offers the 2021 Early Career Award to an early career scholar (less than 10 years since the PhD, plus parental leaves) whose accepted paper, in the judgment of the SPT Executive Board, best embodies exceptional and innovative work that promises to expand the scope of research in the field.

Early career scholars whose abstract are accepted for SPT 2021 may submit full papers to the SPT Executive Board by April 15, 2021, by email to the President of the SPT p.e.vermaas@tudelft.nl .Full papers have (as a norm) a 5000 word count. The winner will be notified by June 1, 2021.

The award includes a 500 USD travel stipend; acceptance implies commitment to delivering the paper at SPT 2021.

SPT Graduate Student Paper Awards

SPT offers the 2021 Graduate Student Paper Award to a graduate student (M.A. student or Ph.D. candidate) whose accepted paper, in the judgment of the SPT Executive Board, best represents SPT’s values of inclusivity, relevance, community, interdisciplinarity, and scholarship.

Graduate students whose abstract are accepted for SPT 2021 may submit full papers to the SPT Executive Board by April 15, 2021, by email to the President of the SPT  p.e.vermaas@tudelft.nl .Full papers have (as a norm) a 3000 word count. Co-authored submissions are ineligible for the graduate student paper award unless all authors are graduate students. The winner will be notified by June 1, 2021.

The award includes a 500 USD travel stipend; acceptance implies commitment to delivering the paper at SPT 2021.