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New Issue: Issue 22 Trolls and the Negative Space of the Internet


We have a habit (becoming a running quip), in the FCJ management group, of proclaiming that we feel we’ve turned a corner with the launch of each new issue. Speaking personally, I think I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that each issue presents a unexpected series of corners and that the act of negotiating them continually makes and remakes the journal. Each time we think we have the circuit well mapped out, documented and with all contingency accounted for, some unexpected challenge emerges.

As we progress through the production of coming issues I will remind myself that in the end, the remarkable distributed effort that goes into publishing, all of it volunteered, inevitably results in a substantial contribution in the theory and analysis of media and technical cultures. Moreover, I will remind myself that, in the determination to make that contribution, and in the drive to realise it, the Journal itself is inevitably and indeterminably shaped and reshaped. Each issue is the expression of a vital continuity.

It is with that thought in mind that I present the latest result of that determination and drive; Issue 22: Trolls and the Negative Space of the Internet.  This is our largest issue by a considerable margin. It could well have been more than twice as long as it currently stands- given the number of quality submissions made to the initial call. The issue editors, mercifully tough by necessity, have crafted an issue that gives space to those articles that speak to each other of a nascent field of inquiry. We thank all of those who submitted and acknowledge the impact you’ve had on helping define the field and the issue itself whether or not your article is included in the final list. We also thank the huge numbers of reviewers an issue like this requires and whose time, we understand, is increasingly in demand. Most of all, thanks to the Issue editors, Glen Fuller, Christian McCrea and Jason Wilson, who have overcome more than usual level of distraction and upheaval, and an immense addition to their usual workload, to deliver an outstanding issue. Finally – thanks to the issue’s managing editor Su Ballard, whose tireless dedication to detail and scholarly rigour stood fast when everyone else was tiring.

I’m also pleased to announce that the Journal is now an incorporated association – a necessary and welcome development in the provision of some legal protections to all involved with its production. With Issue 22 we have also changed our default license. Issues prior to 22 remain under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. All subsequent content will be published under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This has been a much delayed shift and I’m relieved that our licensing now better reflects contemporary thought on supporting a vital intellectual commons.

We are working on a number of CFP’s that should see the light in the coming weeks – all of them very exciting – and have a number of other developments in plan for 2014-2015 to announce in due time.

Sincerely,

Mat Wall-Smith
Journal Manager

 

 

Current CFP's and Discussion

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Issues

Issue 22: Trolls and the Negative Space of the Internet
Issue 22: Trolls and the Negative Space of the Internet
December 30, 2013
Edited by Jason Wilson, Glen Fuller and Christian McCrea
Issue 21: Exploring affect in interaction design, interaction-based art and digital art
Issue 21: Exploring affect in interaction design, interaction-based art and digital art
December 5, 2012
Edited by Jonas Fritsch and Thomas Markussen
Issue 20 – Networked Utopias and Speculative Futures
Issue 20 – Networked Utopias and Speculative Futures
June 18, 2012
Edited by Su Ballard, Zita Joyce and Lizzie Muller
Issue 19 – Ubiquity
Issue 19 – Ubiquity
December 8, 2011
Edited by Ulrik Ekman
Issue 18 – Trans
Issue 18 – Trans
October 9, 2011
Edited by Andrew Murphie, Adrian Mackenzie and Mitchell Whitelaw
Issue 17 – Unnatural Ecologies
Issue 17 – Unnatural Ecologies
April 20, 2011
Edited by Michael Goddard and Jussi Parikka
Issue 16 – Counterplay
Issue 16 – Counterplay
July 10, 2010
Edited by Tom Apperley and Michael Dieter
Issue 15 – Remix
Issue 15 – Remix
February 18, 2010
Edited by Darren Tofts and Christian McCrea
Issue 14 – Web 2.0
Issue 14 – Web 2.0
November 1, 2009
Edited by Anna Munster and Andrew Murphie
Issue 13 – After Convergence
Issue 13 – After Convergence
December 10, 2008
Edited by Caroline Bassett, Maren Hartmann, Kate O'Riordan
Issue 12 –  Metamodels
Issue 12 – Metamodels
December 1, 2008
Edited by Gary Genosko and Andrew Murphie
Issue 11 – DAC Conference
Issue 11 – DAC Conference
November 1, 2008
Edited by Andrew Hutchison and Ingrid Richardson
Issue 10 – New Pedagogies
Issue 10 – New Pedagogies
November 1, 2007
Edited by Adrian Miles
Issue 09 – General Issue
Issue 09 – General Issue
December 1, 2006
Edited by Andrew Murphie
Issue 08 – Gaming Networks
Issue 08 – Gaming Networks
November 1, 2006
Edited by Chris Chesher, Alice Crawford and Julian Kücklich
Issue 07 – Distributed Aesthetics
Issue 07 – Distributed Aesthetics
December 20, 2005
Edited by Lisa Gye, Anna Munster and Ingrid Richardson
Issue 06 – Mobility
Issue 06 – Mobility
December 10, 2005
Edited by Andrew Murphie, Larissa Hjorth, Gillian Fuller and Sandra Buckley
Issue 05 – Precarious Labour
Issue 05 – Precarious Labour
December 1, 2005
Edited by Brett Neilson and Ned Rossiter
Issue 04 – Contagion and the Diseases of Information
Issue 04 – Contagion and the Diseases of Information
November 1, 2005
Edited by Andrew Goffey
Issue 03 – General Issue
Issue 03 – General Issue
November 1, 2004
Edited by Andrew Murphie
Issue 02 – New Media, New Worlds?
Issue 02 – New Media, New Worlds?
December 1, 2003
Edited by Andrew Murphie
Issue 01 – The Politics of Networks
Issue 01 – The Politics of Networks
November 1, 2003
Edited by Andrew Murphie