Culture Machine 5

The latest issue of the e-journal, Culture Machine, features articles written by N. Katherine Hayles, Mark Amerika, Ted Striphas, Andy Miah, Gary Hall, Alan Clinton, Charlie Gere, Anna Munster, Cathryn Vasseleu, Chris Chesher, Gregory L. Ulmer, and Bernard Stiegler. Culture Machine accepts submissions written about any facet of culture and theory.

Culture Machine is accepting contributions for its February 2004 issue, Culture Machine 6: Deconstruction is/in Cultural Studies. The contributions may address any aspect of cultural studies in relation to deconstruction, or between “old” and “new” cultural studies. The deadline for submissions is October 2003. For more information, visit the Culture Machine website.

Writing Machines Web Supplement now online

Writing Machines, written by N. Katherine Hayles, and designed by Anne Burdick, is the latest in the Mediawork Pamphlet series. Writing Machines has already been hailed for its exploration of how literature has transformed itself from inscriptions rendered as the flat durable marks of print to the dynamic images of CRT screens, from verbal texts to the diverse sensory modalities of multimedia works, from books to technotexts.

The Supplement includes an interactive lexicon linkmap, index, bibliography, notes, and errata, and offers alternative mappings of the book’s conceptual terrain with functionalities unavailable in print. Completing the cycle of remediation, the Supplement gives the user the ability to customize his or her own copy of the book by providing Adobe Acrobat .pdf files for each section, some of which are formatted in “printer’s spreads” that can be printed out, folded, and inserted into the body of the book itself. The site also includes information on ordering the book and a comprehensive interview with the author and designer.