Scale, Media Fields Journal Issue 4

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Daniel Reynolds and Meredith Bak, issue co-editors, Media Fields Journal

Media Fields Journal invites critical and artistic submissions on the theme of scale.

"Scale" at once denotes a difference in size, scope, or range, and assures us that such differences can be measured and defined. Media and scale have a long, complex, and ever-changing relationship that raises a number of questions, including:

How does the size of a media object inflect its functions?

What are the effects of "scaling" media up (say, to IMAX screens) or down (e.g., to iPods)?

What is a large-scale production? What is a small-scale production?

What is a "human scale"? How can media represent things that are not on a human scale?

Who works "for scale"?

How have various musical scales provided enabling or limiting structures for composers using them?

What are the relationships between media and long and short temporal scales?

In what ways do media function as measuring devices? In what ways are media measurable?

If you would like to explore these or any other questions related to the relationship between media and scale, please contact issue editors Meredith Bak and Daniel Reynolds by June 3, 2011.

We seek a range of scholarly and creative works: medium-length essays of 1500-2500 words, digital art projects, interviews, etc.

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