[Air-L] FW: [MCJ] CFP: M/C Journal 'technique' Issue (article deadline: 27 Feb. 2015)

Axel Bruns a.bruns at qut.edu.au
Thu Dec 4 21:36:27 PST 2014

G'day !

This may be of interest to some of you:

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> From: Axel Bruns [mailto:editor at media-culture.org.au]
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> 2015)


                          M/C - Media and Culture
         is calling for contributors to the 'technique' issue of

                                M/C Journal

M/C Journal is inviting new contributors. Founded in 1998, M/C is a crossover journal between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed journal. Our Website at http://journal.media-culture.org.au/ provides open access to all past issues. 

To find out how and in what format to contribute your work, visit http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/about/submissions. 

                    Call for Papers: 'technique'
              Edited by Adam Muir and Daniel Hourigan

In this issue we are interested in technique, crafting, making, hacking - as these ideas relate to the knowledge or know-how that informs the social contexts that transform a technology into a medium of expression.

We are seeking contributions which challenge, augment and productively reposition the notion of technique(s) as it relates to: social praxis involving knowledge that breaches the purely technical; techne and/or crafting that masters, re-purposes, or hacks media broadly conceived; the negotiations with technology that produce new aesthetic, social and political forms; other forms of knowing-and-doing that are intellectually fecund.

Areas for consideration may include:

 * political dimensions of makers / hackers
 * psychic dimensions of technology: techne, knowledge, know-how
 * economy of code as interface to technology
 * critique of technological production
 * media praxis
 * communities of crafting
 * political economy of "new" media
 * cultural techniques
 * forgotten histories of technology/media
 * techniques of control as they relate to knowledge or process

Such areas may manifest as questions such as:

 * what are the cultural politics of craft and technology?
 * where does technique rupture technology or media?
 * why does understanding techniques make a difference in contemporary life?
 * how does mastery of techniques re-imagine and interrupt know-how?
 * does contemporary understanding of specific techniques reveal alternative histories?

Prospective contributors should email an abstract of 100-250 words and a brief biography to the issue editors. Abstracts should include the article title and should describe your research question, approach, and argument. Biographies should be about three sentences (maximum 75 words) and should include your institutional affiliation and research interests. Articles should be 3000 words (plus bibliography). All articles will be refereed and must adhere to MLA style (6th edition). 

Please send any enquiries to technique at journal.media-culture.org.au. All articles must be submitted through the M/C Journal site. 

Article deadline:     27 Feb. 2015
Issue release date:   29 Apr. 2015

M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture") in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. Contributors are directed to past issues of M/C Journal for examples of style and content, and to the submissions page for comprehensive article submission guidelines. M/C Journal articles are blind peer-reviewed.

Further M/C Journal issues scheduled for 2014 and 2015:

'counterculture': article deadline 10 Oct. 2014,  release date 10 Dec. 2014
'authentic':      article deadline 16 Jan. 2015,  release date 18 Mar. 2015
'technique':      article deadline 27 Feb. 2015,  release date 29 Apr. 2015
'fat':            article deadline 24 Apr. 2015,  release date 24 June 2015
'curate':         article deadline 19 June 2015,  release date 19 Aug. 2015
'beginnings':     article deadline 14 Aug. 2015,  release date 14 Oct. 2015
're-imagine':     article deadline  9 Oct. 2015,  release date  9 Dec. 2015

M/C - Media and Culture is located at <http://www.media-culture.org.au/>.
M/C Journal is online at <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>.
All past issues of M/C Journal on various topics are available there.


                                                     Dr Axel Bruns

 General Editor                              editor at media-culture.org.au
 M/C - Media and Culture                http://www.media-culture.org.au/

Dr Axel Bruns                    a.bruns at qut.edu.au - @snurb_dot_info
ARC Future Fellow, 2014-17   http://www.amazon.com/author/axel.bruns/
Professor, Media & Communication     http://mappingonlinepublics.net/
ARC Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation  http://cci.edu.au/
Creative Industries Faculty, K412, KG              http://snurb.info/
Queensland University of Technology                   +61 7 3138 5548
GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia        CRICOS No.: 00213J

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