CFP: Data

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CFP: Data

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication - - seeks submissions that deal with the topic of data.

In the last few years, popular and academic writings have made various claims regarding data. Either data is essential to the Digital Humanities (data mining) or it is the bane of privacy (Facebook and advertising). Data encompasses newsfeeds, image rendering, whistle blowing, information dissemination, medial records, theoretical suggestions, and digital mapping of discourse, among other things. Twitter, Facebook, government agencies, retail, education, and other organizations depend on data. Data, no doubt, is important to computing, the Humanities, and knowledge overall. But despite our fears of data or willingness to embrace its importance, how have we not thought through data in creative or provocative ways?

Intermezzo seeks 20-40,000 word essays that challenge how we think about data. Submissions can theorize, explain appropriate, detail, or conceptualize data issues. Submissions can include video, image visualizations, graphics, or other non-print forms of expression.

We are particularly interested in essays from a variety of professional backgrounds: professors, administrators, and adjuncts from every level of higher education. We are also interested in essays which take advantage of organizational strategies print publications might not publish.

All essays published with Intermezzo undergo peer review. Intermezzo is committed to providing an outlet for essays too long for journal publication, but too short for monograph publication. Essays are published as open source, are registered with the Library of Congress, and receive ISBN numbers. They may include multimedia as well.

Intermezzo is meant to be a venue where writers can produce scholarly work in unique ways, outside of institutional or disciplinary expectation, and it takes advantage of digital media as a platform for both content and distribution of timely topics.

Intermezzo accepts longform essays on a rolling submission basis, with no deadlines.

Please submit submissions, abstracts, or queries to

Jeff Rice
Series Editor