CFP: Media and Culture Journal: 'collaborate' issue (3/6/06; journal issue)

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M/C - Media and Culture
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                          M/C - Media and Culture
         is calling for contributors to the 'collaborate' issue of

                                M/C Journal

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                        Call for Papers: 'collaborate'
                 Edited by Donna Lee Brien and Axel Bruns

Collaboration is a highly desirable and, increasingly, often a mandated
element in many modes of Australian (and international) research, creative
and business practice - and a factor on which successful and innovative
outcomes, as well as funding, often depend. In many cases, however,
participants in collaborative projects have a limited understanding of
collaboration (in theory and practice) beyond that of a general concept,
tossed about with nods of approval but rarely unpacked. In other fields of
DIY content production, from open source software development to the large-
scale distributed collaboration on projects such as the Wikipedia,
collaboration often happens perhaps even more intuitively, but nonetheless
produces results which can usually stand up to serious professional
scrutiny. So how, and why, do we collaborate?

This issue of M/C Journal will feature case study articles from the point
of view of practitioners or researchers, innovative research about
collaborative practice, examinations of authorship credits and copyright
issues in collaborative work, including collaborative interventions like
the creative commons, and wider insights into the apparent human need for
interaction, collaboration, and what World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-
Lee has called 'intercreativity'. We are interested in best-practice
examples of successful collaborations across communities, disciplines,
media forms, space and time. We would like to build new definitions and
feature work on how the various stakeholders (individuals, enthusiasts,
artists, university/research institutions, industry & non-profit
organisations) successfully find each other and build working partnerships.
Not all collaborative ventures are successful, however, and so we are also
calling for examinations of 'what went wrong' to make a useful contribution
to this issue.

Send all enquiries and articles of 1000-1500 words to the editors at

Article deadline: 6 March 2006
Issue release date: 3 May 2006

M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture") in 1998
as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting
of media and culture. Contributors are directed to past issues of M/C
Journal for examples of style and content, and to the submissions page for
comprehensive article submission guidelines. M/C Journal articles are blind


Further M/C Journal issues scheduled for 2006:

'street': article deadline 1 May 2006, release date 28 June 2006
'free': article deadline 26 June 2006, release date 23 August 2006
'filth': article deadline 21 August 2006, release date 18 October 2006
'jam': article deadline 16 October 2006, release date 13 December 2006

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                                                     Dr Axel Bruns

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