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Charlie Breindahl on Wed, 9 Nov 2005 20:35:48 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> [ann] Artifact - a new journal from Routledge


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Artifact - a new journal from Routledge

Artifact is a new international, peer-reviewed academic journal treating
the impact of computerization on design.


VISION

The computer has had a profound impact on the look, feel, and function of
our everyday world. As a tool, the computer has become indispensable for
the design professional, profoundly changing the design process. As a
design material, the computer is extremely versatile, enabling
intelligent objects and processes. As a medium, the computer transforms
our understanding and stores our experiences. The combined impact of
these forces is changing the relations between humans and our technology
in unprecedented ways.

Artifact does not draw an artificial line of demarcation between the
virtual and the physical. It strives to illuminate the problems and
possibilities in their interaction. The journal does not frame digital
design as a design discipline such as industrial design or graphic
communication. The unique role of the computer as tool, material, and
medium, makes digital design an integrated element of almost any design
project today, with designers in all fields and disciplines using digital
design in some way.

Artifact assumes an open position. The journal strives to promote
transdisciplinary design research. It will not create or maintain
disciplinary boundaries. Rather, Artifact will encourage
cross-fertilization, interconnections, and crossbreeding among different
scientific disciplines, the design industry, and the arts.


PUBLICATION

The journal appears in both a print version and a digital version. The
journal is published using a 'Web first' concept. Each issue is first
published on the web. The year's issues are gathered together into a full
paper volume published at the end of the year. In some cases, web
technology will mean that the web version supports special interactive
features and links that can only appear in the print volume as
illustrations and references.


SUBMISSION

We welcome contributions which seek to understand and reflect the
different aspects and impacts of virtuality within the field of design
from theoretical or applied perspectives. Artifact brings contributions
in the form of academic articles, book reviews, design case post mortems,
and design company profiles.

To point to possible directions, we have selected themes for the first
four issues of Artifact:

- Volume 1, issue 1: What is an artifact?

- Volume 1, issue 2: Soft artifacts. Tracing 'soft movements' in several
creative domains, notably architecture and digital film.

- Volume 1, issue 3: The third place? The ontological status of objects
and events in computer games.

- Volume 1, issue 4: Digital design processes. What impact has digital
technology had on the design process?

The themes are not meant to be exhaustive. We hope they will trigger
ideas and encourage submissions from a range of disciplines.

Deadline for the first issue of Artifact is 18 November. Articles will be
published 1 March 2006. However, contributions addressing the theme of the
first issue may be published on-line at a later date and appear in the
print volume.

Please send submissions and queries by e-mail to Ida Engholm at

<ida.engholm {AT} karch.dk>

or to Charlie Breindahl at

<hitch {AT} hum.ku.dk>.

Articles should be sent as attachments in Microsoft Word .doc format or
as PDF files. Please send articles with a cover letter containing full
author information. Articles should be prepared for double- blind review
using anonymous format and full references in APA style. In addition, we
welcome suggestions for design case post mortems, book reviews and
designer profiles.


EDITORS

Charlie Breindahl
External Lecturer
University of Copenhagen + IT University of Copenhagen
Denmark

Ida Engholm
Associate Professor
Center for Design Research
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Copenhagen
Denmark

Judith Gregory
Faculty of Design
Institute of Design
Illinois Institute of Technology
USA

Erik Stolterman
Director, Human-Computer Interaction Design
Professor of Informatics
Indiana University School of Informatics
USA


ADVISORY BOARD

Thomas Binder
Director
Center for Design Research
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Copenhagen
Denmark

Jeanette Blomberg
Director of Experience Modelling
Sapient
Professor of Human Work Science
University of Karlskrona/Ronneby
Sweden

David Durling
Professor of Design
Director of the Advanced Research Institute
Middlesex University
UK

Lars Dybdahl
Associate Professor
The Department of Art History
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

Pelle Ehn
Professor
School of Arts and Communication
Malmö University
Sweden

Ken Friedman
Professor of Leadership and Strategic Design
Norwegian School of Management and Denmark's Design School
Norway and Denmark

Susan M. Hagan
Postdoctoral Fellow
Carnegie Mellon University
USA

Marius Hartmann, Ph.D.
Designer
Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Denmark

Steve Jones
Professor and Head
Department of Communication
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA

Klaus Krippendorff
Gregory Bateson Term Professor
University of Pennsylvania
USA

Lev Manovich
Professor of Visual Arts
University of California, San Diego +
Director, Lab for Cultural Analysis
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
USA

Bonnie Nardi
Associate Professor
School of Information and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine
USA

Jannie Nielsen
Professor
Department of Informatics
Copenhagen Business School
Denmark

Christiane Paul
New Media Curator
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York
USA

Martin Pingel
Technological Coordinator
Denmark's Design School
Denmark

Sharon Poggenpohl
Professor
Institute of Design
Illinois Institute of Technology
USA

Johan Redström
Research Director, studio Design Göteborg
Interactive Institute
Gothenburg
Sweden

Michael Schmidt
Createch Director
k10k and Cuban Council
Denmark/USA

Lisbeth Thorlacius
Associate Professor
Department of Communication, Journalism, and Computer Science
Roskilde University
Denmark

Wendy Siuyi Wong
Department of Design
Faculty of Fine Arts
York University
Canada

Kristoffer Åberg
Senior Interaction Designer
Sony Ericsson
Sweden

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