NANO: New American Notes Online: An Academic Journal for Big Ideas in a Small World
Call for Papers: Issue 1.2/3
Deadline: 17 July 2011
Two Special Themes: (1) Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise + (2) Aggressive Art, Design and Architecture
(1) Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise:
We all want to know what is going on. We want knowledge. We want to solve the crime. We want to get it right. Yet, we also get a thrill from being in suspense. We like surprise parties and a good mystery novel.
suspense, ambiguity, history, archeology-as-mystery, who-done-it, secret, open secret, mystique, mysticism, crime novel, mystery, mystery shopper, getting/being lost, religion and the unknown, guessing, negative capability, mystery and cinema, obscurity, difference, the veil, cloak and dagger, magic, surprise attack, surprise party, discovery, enigma, aphorism, allegory, Gordian knot, scientific method, reason and unreason
(2) Aggressive Art, Design and Architecture
Visual culture can assault or placate. Sometimes a little bit of both. For this double issue 1.2/3 of NANO, we want to know what is happening in leading-edge art, design, and architecture that is confrontational. We also want a fresh look at what has happened in the past: what are the newest interpretations of aggressive looks? Should the role of art, design, and architecture be to wake society up? What are the limits of getting someone’s attention? What types or forms are considered the most aggressive?
Is aggressive art any good?
Possible Topics: painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape design, fashion design, advertising, city planning, film, photography, pornography, poetry slam, accidents, drama, horror, gothic, graffiti, street/urban art, destruction as art, disease and death, propaganda, heavy metal, punk, gangsta rap, trespassing, definitions of art, hacking as design, sabotage, aesthetics, aggressive criticism
See website for Submission Guidelines: www.nanocrit.com
Send queries or completed notes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Sean Scanlan
New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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