Second Nature, Creative Media Journal: Call for papers re role models
Call for Papers Date:
Second Nature: The International Journal of Creative Media is a new open access, peer-reviewed online journal that explores the distinctive particulars of and interconnections between textual, visual, aural and interactive creative research and practices. The journal’s editorial board seeks papers and online projects for its first issue ‘Role Models’.
It welcomes contributions from across the field of creative media including creative writers, media and art historians, media practitioners and fine artists, architects and architectural theorists and historians, curators, museum professionals, scientists, cultural and media theorists, archivists, technologists, software developers, educationalists, philosophers and any others who have a stake in the understanding and future developments of creative media.
Projects might include web-based interactives, net-art, games, suites of 2D imagery, video and sound works, fiction, critical and non-fiction writing. All projects and papers will be peer-reviewed.
15th July, 2008: Expressions of interest
30th August, 2008: Papers and projects
'Role Models' will examine creative practice as a contested site of inscription. It will challenge traditional concepts of the creator’s role as one of ‘writing' the world that, despite continual challenges to its hegemony, persists in the popular imagination. Whilst past challenges from cultural theorists have remained largely theoretical in approach, new developments in technologies and communications are rapidly changing the creative landscape. ‘Creativity’ and ‘innovation’ are seen as the drivers of future First World economies and the ‘cultural industries’ account for a substantial proportion of First world GNP. Ironically, less and less Government and corporate support is available for independent, creative research.
Please submit an initial expression of interest consisting of an abstract or project description of approximately 300 words, and a small number (i.e less than 15) of 72dpi .jpg or .png images if appropriate. Deadline: July 15, 2008
Completed papers should be no more than 10,000 words. Any images included must have Copyright clearance or be the intellectual property of the author/s. Deadline: August 30, 2008
Abstracts and papers should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents saved as .doc or .rtf.
Submitted projects must be formatted for viewing and interaction in a web browser. In exceptional cases projects may be presented to download (e.g as executable applications). Please contact the editor at the email address below if you would like to discuss suitable formats and file sizes.
Submissions and inquiries should be made to the editor Shiralee Saul firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming issues for 2009 include:
'Amnesiac Culture' will examine the complex issues surrounding personal and cultural memory.
'Code Breakers' will examine contemporary understandings of reality as embodied information structures.
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