E N C U L T U R A T I O N - > (Post-) Digital Studies
The editors of Enculturation seek papers for a special issue on "(Post-)
Digital Studies." It is, perhaps, too soon to mark the end of a digital
age, but it is time to qualify its study: while the emergence and reliance
upon bit-based tech' continue to manifest, quantum and biological, and
technologies are also on the rise. In this issue, we hope to connect a core
of "traditional" articles focused on digital issues with the two additional
approaches, the quantum and biotechnological.
We are interested in projects/papers that approach these topics from a
plurality of discourses. That is, we are interested in articles that
interface with these three broad topoi from a variety of circulatory
systems. These systems/approaches might include one ore more of the
following: cultural studies, semiotics, psychoanalytics, feminisms,
hermeneutics, multimedia/communications theories, composition theories, and
narrative theories. Always encouraged are papers that strive to transform,
disrupt, or otherwise distort established theoretical, critical topoi.
IN ADDITION to academic projects/papers, we are interested in reviews of
original web-based games and projects, interfaces, newly published books,
print- or e-zines, digital 'event scenes,' emerging worlds, totems, and
other new or underrepresentated applications of digital, quantum, or
Text-based submissions should be no longer than 5000 words.
Please inform Dave Rieder at email@example.com, before sending projects
over 20 megs.
Do not feel constrained by the following topical heuristic:
Histories of Computing/Programming
The (Derridean) Archive
Critical Study of Data Warehousing and Databasing
Rhetorics of Computer Games
IBM's Personal Area Networks (PAN)
Blaxxun's Cybertown and Virtual Living
The Mytheme of the Killer App'
The New Age of Analog: NanoTech'
Harraway's Cyborg, An Update
Virtual Spatial Studies
Histories of Women and Computing
What happened to VRML?
PI, Faith in Chaos
Video/Computer Game Soundtracks
Computers and Writing
Biotech' and Meatspace
Representational Avatars and the Flesh that Love Them
Rowell 2000 and the UFO Meme
Cyberpunk Attitudes (Lifestyle, Fictions, Films, Ethics)
Noise/Entropy and Information
Cryptography (Histories, Theoretical Implications; Quantum)
The New E/conomy
All submissions DUE by 1 October, 1999. Please send submissions to Dave Rieder:
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