Monday, October 5, 2009

DSO Colloquium on Silence - call for papers

Calling all Draper students,

We are looking for papers, projects and presentations for this fall's DSO Colloquium on SILENCE.

All aspects and interpretations of the topic are welcome. Your paper could address such things as:
-actual silence, as captured by technology
-representations of silence in art or literature
-the function of silence within a text
-silence as a political stance
-silencing as a form of repression
-the practices brought about by another's silence: speaking one someone's behalf, ventriloquism
-silence and its 'opposites': speech/sound/noise

This colloquium is limited to Draper students and provides an excellent opportunity to speak about a project you are working on and get input and ideas from your fellow students. Presentations will be 15-20 minutes long and do not have to be based on a completed project. Often a paper that is still in progress will yield a more fruitful discussion. That said, completed projects are very welcome as well.

For those interested in helping out with the selection committee, organizing the colloquium, or moderating please email Christine Woody at

The DSO Colloquium on SILENCE will take place Friday, December 11th at 6:30pm in the Draper Map Room.

Proposals (200 words) are due by 7 November to Please contact Christine with any questions.