::fibreculture:: Fwd: Fast Capitalism Special Issue Academic Automation, Machine Un/Learning and Artificial Non/Intelligences,

Jeremy Hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Tue Jan 4 17:52:54 CET 2022

CFP Special issue of Fastcapitalism

Academic Automation, Machine Un/Learning and Artificial Non/Intelligences,

Over the last 70 years, computational and networked media have become
deeply integrated with higher education and have slowly adopted and
integrated various technologies. The newest generation of technologies
engaging higher education centers around what is popularly called
artificial intelligence, otherwise known as machine learning. Machine
learning creates models that self-design solutions that may include
interaction, prediction, and other simulatable aspects. In other
words, it is an attempt to automate certain processes. This special
issue invites papers that engage with technological automation,
machine un/learning, and artificial non/intelligence in the academic
context. It seeks critical papers that examine questions around
automatic grading, artificial teaching assistants, robotic
instructors, other educational technologies, and the transformation of
the student and professor roles concerning these technologies.

This call for papers also seeks papers that engage these technologies
in other academic roles, such as research or service. How are these
technologies mediating different academic functions? Who benefits from
these technologies? And who is privileged by them? How will these
technologies change undergraduate education or graduate education?
It asks authors to consider the roles of craft, artistry, and humanity
in those roles. Is there an argument to be made for automation in the
academy? Is there an argument to be made for AI/Machine learning in
the academy? What kind of relations do these establish? Following Ivan
Illich, should we rethink our relations to develop tools and systems
that treat us as human, perhaps even more human than our current
system? Following Virilio, what will be their accident?
Papers should be 3000-8000 words, following the Fastcapitalism author

Submit to: https://fastcapitalism.journal.library.uta.edu/index.php/fastcapitalism
Papers are due by March 15
Papers will undergo review with the intent to publish before September.

Please contact Special Issue Editor Jeremy Hunsinger jhunsinger at wlu.ca
if you have questions

Jeremy Hunsinger
Associate Professor
Communication Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University

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