Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Boston Grad. Conf. on Consciousness

Boston University is hosting its second annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Consciousness (IGCC) with keynote speakers Don Ihde and Ray Kurzweil on April 30th and May 1st, 2010. The purpose of the meeting is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the academic study of consciousness among interested graduate students working in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, cognitive ethology, and other related disciplines. We invite papers between 2000 and 3000 words (suitable for a 30-minute talk) focusing on topics such as:

* transhumanism
* technology and the body
* artificial intelligence
* technological singularity
* postphenomenology
* machine consciousness
* technology and ethics
* the ethics of artificial intelligence
* human machine relations
* and other related topics.

Multi-authored submissions spanning two or more fields are particularly welcome. Recent graduates and junior-level researchers are encouraged to submit. Submit anonymized papers to consciousgrads@gmail.com by January 15th, 2010. Please see http://www.bu.edu/conscious for details.

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