Critical Play Projects - MediaCommons

deadline for submissions: 
December 3, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
contact email: 

We are seeking contributors to shape intriguing conversations for our December issue on ways diverse communities can engage with critical play projects, asking broadly: 

How are critical play projects being utilized to engage diverse communities in digital humanities?

Many scholars elect to submit semi-informal essay-form responses (400-600 words), however, we also welcome multimedia/interactive and alternate forms of digital submissions.

This Field Guide will go live in December. While the question is live, we publish daily content (Monday-Friday) from scholars who submit responses through the site. If you are interested in participating, we would love to hear your thoughts on this topic and how it relates to your current research and critical play projects.

The Field Guide is an open-access hub for scholarly conversation about born-digital research, pedagogy, evaluation, publication, and community-building; a forum for touchstone issues in the digital humanities and media studies. This year alone, our cycle has included conversations surrounding issues of erasure, the future of archives, religion and digitality, and intellectual property.

Additionally, the MediaCommons’ mission involves fostering conversation between scholars at all levels of professionalization, with an aim to have a diversity of scholarly voices!

If you would like to contribute, please contact us in order to be scheduled for a response date. For more information on the MediaCommons scholarly network and its history and goals, feel free to visit our website. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, contact coordinating editor D’An Knowles Ball (, or Avi Santo, MediaCommons’ lead (