ISSUE 74: WINTER 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS: "UNCERTAINTY RELOADED"
Curated by: Roberta Buiani, Marco Mancuso
Deadline: 3 March 2013
Digicult is inviting proposals for an issue addressing the following call topics, especially from individuals such as: curators, critics, hackers, fabbers, creative producers, lab managers, activists, designers, theorists, independent and academic writers, scholars, artists, etc.
On December 2012, scholars, artists and scientists gathered at Mutamorphosis (Prague, Dec 6-8) to discuss a topic that has become increasingly crucial during our uncertain times: The event was entitled “Tribute to Uncertainty” – http://mutamorphosis.org/2012/.
Surprisingly, despite the thematic focus, no definition of uncertainty was attempted, as presenters proceeded to report their experience with uncertain phenomena and situations. While traditional panels and fora were priceless to shed precious light on the intricacies of uncertainty (uncertainty principle, social and political uncertainty, the value of uncertainty as a methodological tool, uncertainty in sensorial perception, space and architecture, etc..) most crucial dialogues unavoidably occurred outside of the traditional constraints of the conference format. Led by similar concerns but approaching the topic from a number of different perspectives and disciplinary viewpoints, individuals engaged in often productive, sometimes frustrating discussions and conversations.
1) Were a presenter? Had this event a transformative influence on your scholarship/artistic and scientific practice?
2) Were you “just” a spectator? We want to hear if and how your perception and assumptions regarding the meaning of uncertainty have changed; whether (and if so, how) this experience has encouraged you to explore further, to engage in debates, to seek collaborations etc..
3) Did you miss the conference but you want to contribute your ideas on the significance of Uncertainty? Digicult is also interested in hearing from those who were not present at Mutamorphosis. Does your work deal with uncertainty (or whatever you interpret as uncertainty)? How?
In acknowledging the richness that characterized this extraordinary event, this issue of Digicult Journal is interested in receiving articles, exchanges, creative collaborations, artworks, reviews, creative writings emerged from or inspired by Mutamorphosis and/or by the topics (uncertainty and its many instances/connotations) explored during the event and beyond.
Digicult is inviting proposals for an issue addressing these and related topics, especially from individuals active in the fields: curators, critics, hackers, fabbers, creative producers, lab managers, activists, designers, theorists, independent and academic writers, scholars, artists, etc.
Please, send us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- full manuscripts (Max. 5000 words + 200 words for the abstract)
- books and events reviews
- interviews (1000 to 2000 words)
Please, read at the following instructions:
a) Deadline for submission of full article for consideration: March 3 2013
b) 5 to 10 images at 72 dpi resolution, 700pixels width
c) correct captions for images
d) Articles and reviews, please follow the style guidelines
If you wish to send us inquiries and proposals for a special topics to be featured in the next issues, please, contact email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you!
Roberta Buiani, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Claudia D’Alonzo, Marco Mancuso
(Digicult Editorial Board)