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Foreignness and Translation in New Media

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 14, 2009, midnight
  • Location:

Media-N: The Journal of the New Media Caucus - USA

CALL FOR PAPERS: Media-N spring edition, 2009


THEME: Foreignness and Translation in New Media.

Guest Editor for this special issue is Pat Badani
(Integrated Media, Illinois State University, U.S.A.)

This issue will deal with the relationship between foreignness and translation
in new media. We look forward to a discussion on the idea of foreignness seen
as an investigation surrounding notions of travel, displacement and migration
beyond those tied to the geographical movement of populations.

We are interested in the broad practice of translation in new media, in the use
of an electronic system that mediates and enables the movement from one state
to another. We also welcome submissions exploring the specific notion of
cultural translation and migration in new media. That is to say, we are
interested in a discussion on cultural markers that are displaced into foreign
and extraneous locations, languages, supports and genres.

The spring issue will expand the debate initiated during Badani's participation
in the Colloquium "Foreigners in Culture and Technology" held at Espacio
Fundación Telefónica in Buenos Aires, Argentina (August 12 & 13, 2008).

The scope of this issue is double: theoretical and practical. We welcome
submissions on critical thinking and studio practices. Artists and theorists
are invited to discuss their artwork and/or critical thinking in this area.

Please submit via email by February 14, 2009 to Pat Badani at: