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CFP: Media Technology and Theory

*** CALL FOR PAPERS ***

Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
Submission deadline: 30 October 1996.

We are seeking papers relating to research projects or case studies
on media technology and theory.
Papers addressing the work of people such as Deleuze and
Guattari, Paul Virilio, Donna Harroway, Pierre Levy etc. in the context
of developments in the field of new media/digital technologies would be
welcome.

The principal aims of Convergence are:

o to develop critical frameworks and methodologies which enable the
reception, consumption and impact of new technologies to be evaluated in
their domestic, public and educational contexts
o to contextualise the study of those new technologies within existing
debates in media studies, and to address the specific implications of
the increasing convergence of media forms
o to monitor the conditions of emergence of new media technologies,
their subsequent mass production and the development of new cultural
forms
o to promote discussion and analysis of the creative and educational
potentials of those technologies, and to contextualise those cultural
practices within wider cultural and political debates.

Proposals for articles or completed papers should be sent to: Julia
Knight or Alexis Weedon, Editors, Convergence, School of Media Arts,
University of Luton, 75 Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AJ, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 1582 34111, fax: + 44 1582 489014, email:
Convergence@luton.ac.uk

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