The University Press of Lapland (Finland) will publish a book entitled Lost and Found in Virtual Reality: Women and Information Technology. As many researchers struggle to give an account of our immersion in information and communication technology, which resonates with lived experience, there is an increasing turn to phenomenology as a way to get back to the actuality of these experiences. As Merleau-Ponty claims in his famous preface in Phenomenology of Perception: "Phenomenology is a study of essences ... But phenomenology is also a philosophy which puts essences back into existence, and does not except to arrive at an understanding of man and the world from any starting point other than of their 'facticity.'" It is with this challenge in mind that Lost and Found in Virtual reality: Women and Information Technology sees its task. Contributors are sought for the above book (due for publication in spring 2005) which aims to analyse how women construct their identities and expertise when using information and communication technology. The monograph will aim to develop and explore not only phenomenological analysis and accounts but also a wide range of other approaches to the making of identity, such as cognition, constructivism, and consciousness studies, of phenomena such as (but not limited to): - Women, media, mediating and mediation - Women, collaboration and cooperation - Women, communicating and working - Women, information and communication technology use - Women and virtualisation of everyday life - Women, connecting and being connected - Women, ethics and mediation - Women, technology, learning and improvisation - Women, knowledge, knowing and action Due date: September 30th, 2004 Format: 20 pages, double spaced, MLA style citations. Additional information: 1) 200-word bio, 2) full name, and 3) contact information, including e-mail, address, and phone number. Please, send electronic submissions (MSWord or RTF) to both editors: Hannakaisa IsomŠki, PhD Professor Department of Reseach methodology University of Lapland P.O. BOX 122 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland firstname.lastname@example.org and Heidi Strengell, PhD, EdD Director Language Center University of Lapland P. O. BOX 122 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Requests for further information (including topics) should be directed to the editors: Hannakaisa IsomŠki and Heidi Strengell.