The Fibreculture Journal is a peer reviewed international journal, first published in 2003 to explore issues and ideas within the Fibreculture network.
The Fibreculture Journal now serves wider social formations across the international community. We work with those thinking critically about, and working with, contemporary digital and networked media.
The Fibreculture Journal has an international Editorial Board and Committee.
In 2008, the Fibreculture Journal became a part of the Open Humanities Press , a key initiative in the development of the Open Access journal community.
The journal encourages critical and speculative interventions in discussions concerning a wide range of topics of interest. These include the social and cultural contexts, philosophy and politics of contemporary media technologies and events. We have a special emphasis on the ongoing social, technical and conceptual transitions involved. More specific topics of interest might include:
:: informational logics and codes
:: the possibilities of socio-technical invention and sustainability
:: the transdiscplinary impacts of new media technologies and events in fields such as education, the biosciences, publishing or knowledge management
:: information and creative industries, media innovation, and their critique :: national and international strategies for innovation, research and development
:: contemporary media arts :: new forms of collaborative constitution made possible by contemporary media
:: software and hardware develops in relation to the social :: networks :: media change, convergence and divergence
:: the use of contemporary media in socio-technical interventions
The Fibreculture Journal encourages submissions that extend research into critical and investigative network theories, knowledges and practices.
The Fibreculture Journal values academic scholarship in the field, and demonstrates this through the publication of refereed articles. The journal is fully supportive of Open Access communities and practices, and is committed to contemporary metadata provisions and uses. It is also open to expanded notions of scholarship which might include collaborative hypertexts, database compositions, and low-band electronic installations that experiment with the philosophy, politics and culture of information and communication technologies.
ISSN: 1449 – 1443 Published in Australia
Publisher: Fibreculture Publications/The Open Humanities Press
The journal is peer reviewed as per section 4.3.4 of the Australian HERDC Specifications.