Geek Law

GikEA

(GikII East Asia)

Call for Papers

GikII goes East!

With the success of SoGikII (the Southern Hemisphere GikII) and the continued strength of the regular GikII events in Europe, it’s time to bring GikII to South East Asia. Previous conferences have featured many talks about Japanese, Chinese and Korean cultural influences and have included attendees from Japan and Hong Kong. So, it’s time to bring the law, technology and popular culture mix that is GikII to its obvious spiritual home-from-home of Japan.

The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Business Information Ethics of Meiji University in Tokyo, at their Surugadai campus which is within walking distance of the (in)famous Akihabara technology and cultural centre.

As usual for this conference with the boring bits left out, talks on all aspects of law, technology and popular culture are invited, but a focus on SE Asian cultures and their impact worldwide are particularly encouraged. Killer robots, the nature of time measurement (and its impact on technology and law), the sexually explicit imagery of traditional Japanese Manga art and its modern influences on manga comics and animated films, tweets from a rice cooker that wants to be your friend are just some of the topics from previous GikII events. So, give free rein to your inner (law, tech, SF, pop culture) geek and suggest a talk for GikEA.

Registration will be free for speakers and for a limited number of non-presenting attendees (preference will be given to GikII newbies for these extra places).

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent to Prof Lilian Edwards and Prof Andrew Adams.

Timetable

(GikII 7: 17-18 September 2012, London)

Submission Deadline: Monday 24th September 2012

Acceptance Notification: Monday 1st October, 2012

GikEA Conference: Monday 26th November 2012

Organisers

  • Prof Andrew A. Adams, Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University, Tokyo
  • Prof Kiyoshi Murata, Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University, Tokyo
  • Prof Lilian Edwards, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK
  • Dr Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Sponsored by the Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University

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