The Inaugural (Rest of the World) SLSA Conference

Perth, Western Australia 1-3 October 2015 

Neolife; full of surprises.

From the odd to the mundane, new forms of life are emerging in labs, workshops and studios. With the promise of exploitation for health and wealth, we are seeing Neolife - life that has not previously existed - smothered in hyperbole, rhetoric and speculation. How do Indigenous cultures respond to Neolife? On what terms are countries like China, India, Singapore and Japan, who have rapidly growing biotech industries embracing or rejecting Neolife? Neolife: The Rest of the World SLSA 2015 addresses these questions with a wide range of approaches.

Abstract word limit maximum 300 words (2000 characters including spaces) 

Submission deadline 30 April 2015

Topics include:

  • RotW (Rest of the World) Biotech and life science
  • Cultural and literary studies of new life
  • Representations of new life
  • Non-Human biopolitics
  • Non-Human bioethics
  • Animal studies
  • Cultural teratology
  • Biotech consumer products
  • Speculative biology in Design/Art/Film/Literature
  • History of (life) science
  • Regenerative biology/Stem Cells (STAP, iPS)
  • Synthetic biology
  • Biological/biomedical Law
  • Other

The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) in conjunction with SymbioticA welcomes colleagues in the sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists. SLSA members share an interest in problems of science and representation, and in the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine.

 Registrants are encouraged to become SLSA members here.

Submission deadline 30 April 2015

Erin Rapson
Conference Online

Sorry, the last date for submission was Friday 26 June, 2015.
You can no longer register for this abstract warehouse.