Inke Arns on Sat, 15 Mar 97 23:56 MET

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

nettime: Convergence: Call for Papers


Call for papers
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.

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 (University of 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). 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).

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 ++49-30-313 66 78, 

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:

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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

Edited by Julia Knight and Alexis Weedon
Department of Media Arts, 
University of Luton, 
75 Castle Street, 
Luton. LU1 3AJ. 
Editorial e-mail:
Tel: +44 1582 489013/489144. Fax: +44 1582 489014. 

Subscriptions and samples from John Libbey Media at the above address. 
E-mail: Tel:+44 1582 743297. Fax: +44 1582 743298.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Inke Arns * Pestalozzistr. 5 * D-10625 Berlin * Germany
Tel / Fax + 49 - 30 - 313 66 78 *
have a look at:
* Int. Meeting on the Documentation of Media Art in Eastern,
Central and South Eastern Europe (Rotterdam Sept. 96)
* discord. sabotage of realities. (Hamburg Nov. 96 - Jan. 97)

*  distributed via nettime-l : no commercial use without permission
*  <nettime> is a closed moderated mailinglist for net criticism,
*  collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets
*  more info: and "info nettime" in the msg body
*  URL:  contact: