Call for papers - Models, Metamodels and Contemporary Media (2007)
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Papers are invited for the 'Models, Metamodels and Contemporary Media'
issue of the Fibreculture Journal, to be published in late 2007. This
issue will be edited by guest editor Gary Genosko and Andrew Murphie.
These guidelines need to be followed in all cases.
Models, Metamodels and Contemporary Media
This issue of the Fibreculture Journal
pays close attention to the roles that models play in contemporary
media, the adequacy of these models to new media cultures, and the
state of methods and disciplines based upon various models.
The issue departs from Félix Guattari's suggestion that new,
transdisciplinary metamethodologies are needed in order to upset
existing formations of power and knowledge. It seeks discussions of
modelling operations involved in contemporary media practices and
cultures, and of the invention of new models in a transdisciplinary
context. It also seeks critical evaluations of the current mix of
models at work (and play) within new media cultures. Submissions could
engage specifically with media models, but also with other models (such
as models of thought or communication) insofar as they engage with - or
are challenged by - contemporary media ecologies.
Possible areas of discussion might include:
* Politics of new media and related models
* Pragmatic effects of models within contemporary new media practices
* Presence and mix of media models in general culture
* Relations between old and new media, old and new media models
* Persistence of older models in new media contexts; resistance to or take-up of new models
* New models and metamodels, their origins and effects
* The process of modelling; the invention of models
* Adequacy of common models to new media contexts
* Metamodels and metamethodology
* New Media Modelling as crucial to contemporary politics and culture