**Call for Papers and Proposals** The 21st Annual Conference of the SLSA (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts)
-Nov. 1-4, 2007 -Portland, Maine (USA) -Topic: CODE -Deadline for paper and panel submissions: March 15, 2007 -Plenary Speakers: N. Katherine Hayles, UCLA; Brian Massumi, Université de Montréal -Conference website: http://www.slsa07.com/
Biological and algorithmic, protector of secrets and porthole to mysteries, universal and singular, code is an invitation to thought. Code can be “wet” (genetic, organic, human), “dry” (digital, mathematical, logical), something in-between, neither, or both (linguistic, symbolic, religious, moral, legal). Code is the meeting ground of strange bedfellows, the cipherer and decipherer, the domain of law and its subversion, communication and privacy. Code is about patterns, sequences, systems, translations, substitutions. It can bind, trick, and free. Modern technologies are affording us more and more keys to unlock nature’s code and more opportunities to manipulate it.
**We welcome paper and panel submissions that explore any type/aspect/nature/culture of code in any period of history. Also welcome are submissions on any aspect of science’s relationship with literature and the arts, including ones presented in nontraditional formats (such as film/video, performance, music, or visual art).** For more information, please see http://www.slsa07.com/