John Armitage on Tue, 30 Sep 1997 17:17:44 +0200 (MET DST)

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

<nettime> Paul Virilio/New Cultural Theory & Techno-Politics/ Angelaki

Hello at nettime,

I am writing concerning the possibility of translating an 
article/conversation between Paul Virilio and Friedrich Kittler 
I found on nettime:  'Die Informationsbombe'. It is in German but I 
would like to get it translated into English for a journal I am 
editing.  I have included the  electronic CFP for it below. Have a 
look and see what you think?  Is there anyone I could speak to about 
this matter?

Confirmed contributors already include: Richard Barbrook, Mark Dery, 
McKenzie Wark, Doug Kellner, Critical Art Ensemble, Roy Boyne, Verena 
Kevin Robins, Andermatt Conley, Tim Jordan, James Der Derian, Louise 
Wilson,  David Porush, Alastair Bonnett etc.


John Armitage


*Best New Journal*
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) 1996 Awards 

"Buzzing with critical energy," CELJ judges

     (Angelaki 4.2)

     Edited collection for publication winter 1998/99

What *is* technology? What are its political dimensions? What is the
significance of techno-politics and the so-called "new" cultural
theories being advanced in response to the emergence of the "virtual,"
or, "cyber-society"? What are the implications of new information and
communications technologies like Virtual Reality and the Internet for
contemporary political theory and practice? What consequences are
there for the state, social relations, authority, the acquisition of
power and civil society? Do the newly developing cultural theories of
technology and politics really provide a secure foundation for the
construction of new ethical values or do they merely recycle old

This edition of _Angelaki_ will focus on the growing interest in
techno-politics and the new cultural theories and practices being
developed by researchers and activists in political science,
philosophy, literature and cultural studies. It will incorporate
discussions of the relationship between new information and
communications technologies, virtual, or, cyber-politics and
contemporary cultural theory. The editor invites contributions which
address the technological nature, political importance and cultural
development of: cybernetic capitalism, Virtual Reality, the Internet,
virtual class warfare, cloning, posthumanism, cyborgs, cyberfeminism,
speed, cyberspace, Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZs), cyberwar,
cybernetic art, literature, cinema and popular culture.

The issue aims to present a *critical* exploration of techno-politics
and also to position it within the broader context of cultural
theoretical approaches derived from: Autonomous Marxism,
Poststructuralism, Anarchism, Situationism and Postmodernism. It is
hoped that such a publication will make a core contribution to these
and related perspectives on technology, politics and cultural theory.
Not the least of the difficulties confronting such a project is the
fact that the technology at issue itself destabilises the approaches
and disciplines that have tried to work on and through it. _New
Cultural Theory & Techno-Politics_ will not take any academic or
political categories for granted and will open itself up to any
critical engagement.

This is the only journal issue (so far) to consider techno-politics
and its importance for cultural theory. It is anticipated that it will
provide a wide variety of essays, review articles and interviews for
the benefit of cultural and political theorists, activists and others
working in the humanities, social sciences and the arts.

Essays, review articles, interviews, proposals and requests for
further information should be addressed to the editor:

John Armitage
Division of Government and Politics
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST 
United Kingdom

Fax: +44 (0) 191 227 4654
Tel: +44 (0) 191 227 3943

Final material for publication: January 31, 1998 
Extent: 2--7,000 words
Style: MLA

E-mail: finished work/drafts may be e-mailed (
Hard copy: send two copies, double-spaced.

Please include a c. 50-word biographical note (degrees,
affiliation/occupation, publications, etc.). 

Authors are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the journal.

*  *  *

About  A N G E L A K I  <>  *New Issue*

"Perhaps the most vibrant and consistently surprising new journal on
the contemporary UK cultural and political scene."
     Nicholas Royle, University of Stirling

Established in September of 1993, _Angelaki_ is an independent
international journal of the theoretical humanities. The journal
publishes two thematic collections and one general or open issue per
volume. _Angelaki_ is a peer-reviewed serial. The journal is currently
included in the _MLA International Bibliography_, _MHRA Annual
Bibliography_, _The Year's Work in English Studies_ and _The Year's
Work in Critical and Cultural Theory_. _Angelaki_ collections carry
ISBNs (_Angelaki_ thematic collections are technically and
substantially book publications). ISSN: 0969-725X.

Recent issues (still available): _Reconsidering the Political_ (1.3;
200pp), _Home and Family_ (2.1; 208pp), _Authorizing Culture_ (2.2;
168pp). (Go to Published Issues page at website and click issue title
for full contents and cover scan <>.
Disregard discrepant prices at website, single issues are US$10/5 pounds
(inc. air p+p) from below address.)

And coming in June...

_Intellectuals and Global Culture_ (2.3)

17 pieces. 240pp. ISBN: 1-899567-05-4. 
Work by McKenzie Wark (_Virtual Geography_), Tricia Rose (_Black Noise_)
and Jean Baudrillard.

Editorial Introduction - Charlie Blake and Linnie Blake <>
Antipodality - McKenzie Wark <> Neohispanism: A Program for Tongue
Dispossession - Alberto Moreiras <> The Impertinence of Intellectuals:
Democracy and Postmodernity in Latin America - Joanildo A. Burity <>
Postmodern or Post-Totalitarian: The Reality of the Crisis of the
Bulgarian Intellectual - Yanna Popova <> Stop Making Sense: Heiner
Muller, Germany and Intellectuals - Angelica Michelis <> Rainbow
Fragments - David Hallowes <> Falling Down: Intellectuals, Scholars
and Popular Culture - Tim Shakesby <> So Here Comes a Book That Makes
Everything Easy: Towards a Theory of Intellectual History in the Field
of Intellectual Production - Jon Beasley-Murray <> Critical Mass:
Intellectual Politics and the Mode of Complexity - Charlie Blake <>
The Terror of the Law: Judaism and International Institutions - Gary
Banham <> On Four Formulas That Might Sum Up the Deleuzian Philosophy
- Rene Scherer <> A Jew, a Red, a Whore, a Bomber: Becoming Emma
Goldman, Rhizomatic Intellectual - Linnie Blake <> Jean Baudrillard:
Transintellectual? - Paul Sutton <> Accelerated Aesthetics: Paul
Virilio's _The Vision Machine_ - John Armitage <> Ain't I an
Intellectual Too? An Interview with Tricia Rose - Caroline Ukoumunne
<> Endangered Species? An Interview with Jean Baudrillard - Paul

Issue price (for all issues): US$10/5 pounds (inc. air p+p)
Individual subscription (Vol 2; 3 issues; 600+pp): US$24/12 pounds 
(inc. air p+p)

Cheques to:

44 Abbey Road
Oxford, OX2 0AE
United Kingdom

E-mail confirmation of order receipt/dispatch if required

For more details/any questions about _Angelaki_ contact:
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 791 372

Please consider recommending an order of _Angelaki_ to your library
(committee). Free sample copies are available to librarians/heads of
department. We regret that we are not able to give free samples to
prospective individual subscribers. ISSN: 0969-725X. 

"Refreshing and truly thought-provoking ... Worthy of all but the
smallest college libraries," _Library Journal_

Thank you for your interest. 

Please forward this CFP.

Gerard Greenway         
managing editor         
A N G E L A K I         Best New Journal, CELJ Awards 1996
A N G E L A K I         Website  
44  Abbey  Road         E-mail
Oxford  OX2 0AE         Fax      +44 (0)1865 791 372
United  Kingdom         Phone    +44 (0)1865 793 891
John Armitage,
Division of Government & Politics,
University of Northumbria at Newcastle,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 8ST, UK.
Fax: 0191-227-4654.

#  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: