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Call for papers for the second and third issues of *Convergence: The Journal of
Research into New Media Technologies*
 
Interactivity
 
For the second issue of Convergence we are seeking research papers which
address the issues surrounding forms of *interactivity* in any area of the new
media from cable and telecommunications to electronic publishing, multimedia
and VR.
 
The Internet
 
For the third issue of the Journal we are seeking papers relating to research
projects or case studies which explore the use and potential of the *internet*
as a new media delivery system. Papers in any of the following areas are
welcome: control and censorship, copyright, media policy, internet and
education, gender and technology.
 
The first issue will be available from mid May. Send your subscription to John
Libbey & Co. Ltd., Journal Subscriptions, 13 Smiths Yard, Summerley Street,
London. SW18 4HR. Tel +44 181 947 2777. Fax +44 181 947 2664. Institutional
subscription rates: all countries (except N. America) surface mail #40; air
mail #45. N. America surface mail USA$80, air mail USA$90. Private subscription
rates: all countries (except N. America) surface mail #18, air mail #23. N.
America surface mail USA$32, airmail USA$40. ISSN 1354-8565.
 
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Convergence is a refereed academic journal which addresses the creative,
social, political and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media
technologies.   Published biannually in paper form and adopting an inter-
disciplinary approach Convergence will develop this area into an entirely new
research field.  The principal aims of Convergence are:
 
-       to develop critical frameworks and methodologies which enable the
reception, consumption and impact of new technologies to be evaluated in  their
domestic, public and educational contexts
 
-       to contextualise the study of those new technologies within existing
debates in media studies, and to address the specific implications of the
increasing convergence of media forms
 
-       to monitor the conditions of emergence of new media technologies, their
subsequent mass production and the development of new cultural forms
 
-       to promote discussion and analysis of the creative and educational
potentials of those technologies, and to contextualise those cultural practices
within wider cultural and political debates.
 
 
Submission details:  Two hard copies and where possible one disk copy
(Macintosh Word5 compatible) of all articles should be sent to the editors with
the following information attached separately: name, institution and address
for correspondence, telephone, fax and email address. Papers should be typed on
one side of the sheet with endnotes in accordance with the MLA style sheet
(abbreviated form available on request).  Authors should also enclose a 50 word
biography and an abstract. Submission deadline for the second issue is 30th May
1995 for the third issue it is 30th September 1995.
 
Proposals for articles or completed papers should be sent to: Julia Knight or
Alexis Weedon, Editors, Convergence, School of Media Arts, University of Luton,
75 Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AJ, United Kingdom.  Tel: +44 1582 34111, fax: +
44 1582 489014, email: Convergence @vax2.luton.ac.uk.
 
Convergence is published by the University of Luton, School of Media Arts and
John Libbey & Co. Ltd.