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Subject: Call for Papers
Author:  "Convergence" <[log in to unmask]>
Date:    3/17/97 3:04 PM
 
 
Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
 
* * * CALL FOR PAPERS * * *
 
on New Media Technologies in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
 
Submission deadline for this issue is 30 October 1997
 
 
For Volume 4, No. 2 of the Journal (Summer 1998) we are seeking papers relating
to
research projects or case studies on media art, specific electronic arts
discourse(s), and
the cultural, social and political implications of new media technologies in
Central,
Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.  Papers would be welcome that deal with
current
developments in electronic arts and the specific aesthetic strategies in the
post-socialist Eastern European countries; that provide an insight into Eastern
European
approaches to using new technologies and attitudes towards the effects of new
media; that
deal critically with the notion of technology as a 'unifying' or 'normative'
factor; that
question the viability of notions such as East and West, analysing local
developments
within a broader global context; or that provide critical analysis of
institutions and
non-institutional networks and structures promoting and supporting new media
technologies
in Eastern Europe.  This issue will be guest-edited by Inke Arns, media art
curator,
Berlin, Germany.
 
All inquiries about, proposals for articles or completed papers for the Central,
Eastern
and South-Eastern Europe issue should be sent to: Inke Arns, Pestalozzistr. 5,
10625
Berlin, Germany, tel/fax +49 (0)30 313 66 78, e-mail [log in to unmask]
 
All other editorial inquiries, general proposals and submissions 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: [log in to unmask]
 
Convergence is a refereed academic journal which addresses the creative, social,
political
and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media technologies.  As a
research
journal it provides a forum  both for monitoring and exploring developments and
for
publishing vital research.  Published quarterly 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:
 
o       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
o       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
o       to monitor the conditions of emergence of new media technologies, their
subsequent mass
production and the development of new cultural forms
o       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.
 
The Editorial Board. Australia: Rebecca Coyle (Macquarie University), Ross
Harley
(University of New South Wales), Philip Hayward (Macquarie University), Canada:
Micheline
Frenette (Universite  de Montreal), Will Straw (McGill University). Europe: Roy
Ascott
(CAIIA, Gwent College of Higher Education), Colin Beardon (University of
Brighton), Luke
Hockley (University of Luton), Sadie Plant (University of Warwick), Jeremy Welsh
 
(Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
Hong
Kong: Heidi Gilpin (University of Hong Kong).  Japan: Machiko Kusahara (Tokyo
Institue of
Polytechnics). USA: Jay David Bolter (Georgia Institute of Technology), Joseph
Foley
(Independent Consultant), Steve Jones (University of Tulsa) George Landow (Brown
 
University), Margaret Morse (University of California Santa Cruz). Our aims are
supported
by: Will Bell (The Arts Council of England), Mike Crump (Centre for the Book,
British
Library), David Hancock (Eurimages) Sara Diamond, (Banff Centre for the Arts).
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Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
 
Convergence is a paper journal. For further information and details of
back issues see our web site at http://www.luton.ac.uk/Convergence
 
Edited by Julia Knight and Alexis Weedon
Department of Media Arts,
University of Luton,
75 Castle Street,
Luton. LU1 3AJ.
Editorial e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Tel: +44 1582 489013/489144. Fax: +44 1582 489014.
 
Subscriptions and samples from John Libbey Media at the above address.
E-mail: [log in to unmask] Tel:+44 1582 743297. Fax: +44 1582 743298.
 
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