Markus S. Schulz, chair of the Joint Session of RC07 Research Committee on Futures Research and RC14 Research Committee on Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture, at the 2006 World Congress of the International Sociological Association, invites submissions of papers on “The Futures of New Mediascapes: Communication, Knowledge, and Culture in a Globalizing World”. The session’s purpose is to provide a forum for scholars working on communication, knowledge, and culture to discuss the processes by which the new global mediascapes are being shaped, and their future implications and social consequences. The deadline for paper proposals is October 15, 2005. The World Congress of ISA will take place in Durban, South Africa, July 23-29, 2006. For more information on the ISA World Congress and this session, visit RC07on the web. Contact Markus S. Schulz with inquiries.