Reminder for CFP: 4S 2023 Open panel: "Cyborg Writing within Academia in the Age of Generative AI"
With apologies for cross-posting
With the 4S 2023 submissions coming to a close at the end of the day today,
I'd be grateful if you could consider making a submission if the panel
below interests you, and you haven't done so already.
Thank you so much for your time!
201. Cyborg Writing within Academia in the Age of Generative AIOrganizer: Shiv Issar, University of Oregon;
The objective of this panel is to examine the development of AI literacies
within academia, with a specific emphasis on the potential impact of such
literacies on the work carried out by researchers, instructors, and
university administrators. With the integration of AI technologies into
university operations increasing across different geographies, it is
imperative that individuals possess the necessary knowledge and skills to
effectively work with these technologies. More crucially, it is necessary
to consider the cultural shifts that will occur as a result of their work.
This panel will primarily scrutinize the ways in which cyborg theory and
posthumanist theory inform the development of AI literacies within
academia, particularly where the ethical and cultural implications of
utilizing generative AI technologies are concerned. By considering these
implications, the panel will reflect on how these theoretical frameworks
(and others from STS) can inform the development of AI literacies for the
purposes of conducting research, teaching, or working in administrative
functions. With respect to researchers, this panel will investigate the
ethical use of AI chatbots like ChatGPT and its effects upon the politics
and processes of knowledge production across various domains. In terms of
teaching, the panel will explore different approaches for developing AI
literacies for pedagogical purposes, with a particular emphasis on teaching
"cyborg writing" to both, undergraduate and graduate students. Lastly, this
panel will investigate various strategies for developing AI literacies
among university administrators, with a focus on evaluating their
relationship with the development and implementation of university AI