CFP: Mobility and Digital Networks (9/22/04; journal issue)

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Andrew Murphie
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---Call for Papers – the Fibreculture Journal – Mobility, New SocialIntensities, and the Coordinates of Digital Networks, 2004 fibreculture:: has established itself as Australasia's leading forumfor discussion of internet theory, criticism, and research. TheFibreculture Journal is a peer reviewed journal that explores theissues and ideas of concern and interest to both the Fibreculturenetwork and wider social formations.Papers are invited for the 'Mobility, New Social Intensities and theCoordinates of Digital Networks' Issue of the Fibreculture Journal, tobe published late in 2004/early in 2005. The issue will be co-edited byLarissa Hjorth and Andrew Murphie.There are guidelines for the format and submission of contributions at<> . These guidelines need to befollowed in all cases. Contributions should be sent electronically, asattachments, to Andrew Murphie at <>, or LarissaHjorth at <>.The deadline for submissions is September 22, 2004.MOBILITY, NEW SOCIAL INTENSITIES, AND THE COORDINATES OF DIGITALNETWORKS From stirrups to satellites, the invention of new forms oftechnically-assisted mobility has always created new intensities withinthe social. Each invention has also required a new idea of what itmight be to be human, along with new tensions as older culturalpractices and social forms are challenged. The contemporary mobility of digital networks is no exception. Thisissue of the Fibreculture Journal will be concerned with documenting,and thinking about, the new mobile intensities allowed by digitalnetworks. We are very interested in receiving contributions dealing with mobiletelephony. However, we are also interested in contributions that dealwith related or other forms of digital mobility. In addition to mobiletelephony, contributions might include discussions of wirelessnetworking, the folding of the Internet into other technical networks,or the complexity of relations between older and newer social networkswhen both are brought into the coordinates of digital networks. * How does mobility change these networks? How are relations withinthese networks transformed?* What new forms of social and cultural expression are made availableby the new mobilities?* How are older forms of social regulation, discipline and controlattempting to adapt to the new mobilities?* Can we still talk of "the social" in the same manner as we used to?What kinds of social theory are adequate/inadequate to the new socialintensities of mobility? Does social theory need to be re-invented inthe light of new mobile multitudes?* Do mobile networks create new forms of "immobile intensity", in whichrelatively stationary positions within the networks are brought newintensive experience?* How is mobility transforming our relation to screens? What does itmean when screens/images are networked and mobile?* How are gender and sexuality expressed within the new mobilities?* How is mobility transforming work? Education? Politics?* Is mobility transforming the configurations of cultural memory?* How does mobility change the way institions are organised?The Fibreculture Journal is especially interested in contributions thatinvestigate the tensions between older and newer notions of thesocial/social practices played out within the new mobility of thenetwork.--"Opposites Extract" - Paul D. Miller, Rhythm ScienceDr Andrew MurphieSenior LecturerSchool of Media and CommunicationsUniversity of New South Wales, 2052Sydney, Australiaweb: 93855548fax: 93856812 =============================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Erika Lin: ===============================================Received on Tue Jul 06 2004 - 01:10:10 EDT