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<nettime-ann> CALL FOR PAPERS - Phenomenology of Digital Technologies


ISSN 1221 – 8138

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The topic for the third issue in 2010 is

Phenomenology of Digital Technologies

Studia Philosophia proposes an international debate on the phenomenon of art, technology and scientific development in the present digital era, focusing on the impact of the digital media in our lives.
Today’s digital technologies have created a new model of understanding different aspects of reality. The change they produced compels us to reconsider the conditioning of our modern lives while their potential demands to be explored. Penetrating and transforming everyday cultural practices and spaces, they are defining our present paradigm. Communication technologies and portable media devices are today omnipresent and are increasingly ubiquitous and personalized.
By capturing and transforming the analog signal in digital form, we are today capable to deal with information of all kinds brought to a common denominator. The digitalization allows us to treat and to carry different types of data with the same efficiency, but also to intermingle them. After a period when the attention was focused on the structures of digital, today we are facing a much more general concern related to the possibilities offered by the interposition between analogue and digital data. With the digitalization we assist to a phenomenon of automation which penetrates the very aspects of our lives. Their alliance today with the spectrum of nano- and bio-technologies is about to induce majors changes in the way we deals with matter and identity.
If the matematization defined modernity, we also notice today a re-evaluation of phenomenological aspects. What kind of models are we using today in perceiving and understanding our environment? In which way these models are to be found in the technological development? Can the phenomenological approach and description bring light to the study of digital structures? What are the means phenomenology provides for the study of the digital technologies and their implications? Which are the potential and the limits of the phenomenological method in the field? Are there new models that impose themselves in the analysis of our highly technological world?

By trying to answer all these questions, we intend to identify the relevance of the phenomenological approach and method in the research of digital technologies. Our goal in this special issue is to bring together papers that explore the different ways in which philosophy, aesthetics, cognitive science and computer sciences can be combined to offer a novel perspective on digital technologies. Prospective authors are encouraged to take into account the following areas:

1. Digital Technology and Common Experience:
digital and new media art
imaging and sound technology
virtual and mixed realities
augmented reality and augmented virtuality
digital fiction and digital reality
simulation and interactivity
techno- and telepresence
portable technology and technosomatics
phenomenological exploration of the digital

2. The Process of Digitalization:
data systems and models
data structures and databases
digitalization and digital literacy
digital phenomenon
techniques of representation and visualization
digitalization and codification of experience
codification and automation
codification and materialization
soft computation
philosophy of science and phenomenotechnique

The papers and reviews will be selected from the submitted proposals on the basis of double blind peer reviews. Authors should address the papers before September 1st, 2010 and will be notified on the results via email by October 22, 2010.


Deadline for submissions: September 1st, 2010.
Notification of acceptance: October 22, 2010.
Publication: December 2010

Papers should be written in English, French or German should not exceed 75.000 characters and should be accompanied by a short abstract written in English (maximum 700 characters).
Submitted papers should be sent by e-mail to the Editorial Staff: studia@hiphi.ubbcluj.ro in “.doc” or “.rtf” format as attachments only.

For the submission of the papers, please follows the guidelines specified on the journal’s blog: http://studiaphilosophia.wordpress.com/indication/

The series Philosophia of Studia Universitatis Babeş – Bolyai (ISSN 1221-8138) is a peer reviewed journal devoted to promote a high level of academic research in the field of philosophy and related fields; it strives to foster a strong collaboration among senior and junior researchers from Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca and from abroad.
Since 1955, academic journal Studia Philosophia, issued by the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of History and Philosophy, has been representing an open arena for promoting research endeavours. Senior, as well as junior academics, have found in Studia Philosophia a way of expressing their preoccupations by publishing academic articles that have focused mainly on the European experience and perspectives in various fields of philosophical research.

For more information please contact:
Editor-in-chief: Associated Professor Ion COPOERU : copoeru(at)hotmail.com
Issue coordinator: Tincuta HEINZEL : tincuta.heinzel(at)gmail.com

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