Technoetic Arts, a peer-reviewed journal presents the cutting edge of ideas, projects and practices arising from the confluence of art, science, technology and consciousness research. It has a special interest in matters of mind and the extension of the senses through technologies of cognition and perception. It documents accounts of transdisciplinary research, collaboration and innovation in the design, theory and production of new systems and structures for life in the 21st century, while inviting a re-evaluation of older worldviews, esoteric knowledge and arcane cultural practices. Artificial life, the promise of nanotechnology, the ecology of mixed reality environments, the reach of telematic media, and the effect generally of a post-biological culture on human values and identity, are issues central to the journal’s focus.
Hyperrhiz Editor Jason Nelson requests submissions for a new issue of the journal. He writes “I’m curious about hidden work….work that must be discovered, be found…much like the secret compartment in the basement, or the easter eggs on DVDS…in my work I often hide things…almost unfindable…links to odd bits..so I’m looking for hidden work…specifically the main page of the journal will include hints, and only hints…no names or titles…the hints can have links…but not links to the work…but links to someplace else where there is a link…or something hidden…the goal is to make people search the web….this can be done in a trillion ways….”
“Unfoldings: An Exhibition of Information Art and Architectures” will be held in February 2003 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Curator Carolyn Guertin invites submissions of interactive new media unfoldings. Preference will be given to original electronic works created specifically for this exhibit, but previously exhibited works will be considered. Deadline for submissions is December 15!
Covergence seeks submissions for a special issue on “Sexuality and the Internet and/or Virtual Reality,” slated for Summer 2004. Papers are invited on any aspect of this phenomena, with regard to topics such as pornography, oppression, censorship, fetishisation, community building, sexual utopianism, new sexualities etc. Submission deadline is 30 October 2003.
New Media and Culture, a journal out of U North Carolina Chapel-Hill, is sponsoring a special session on new media/culture at the April meetings of the American Comparative Literature Association meetings. The event will be held in San Marcos, California, on April 4-6, 2003. Submission deadline is SEPTEMBER 24, 2002.