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*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.*


*Call for papers: “Places and Spaces” *

The birth, growth and development of spaces open to the creative and
experimental use of Media and Digital technologies have affected the
production and dissemination of contents, have enriched the art system and
its boundaries, have provided new methodologies of production, modes of art
display and creative practices (and the daily work of individuals engaged
in the field).

These groundbreaking practices span visual art and design, science and
technology innovation, social studies and politics, ecology and economy,
music and architecture. The context where they take place is hybrid:
hacklabs and bureau of research; mailing lists; virtual and physical
exhibition spaces; media centers and museums.

This call for contributions wishes to assess these emergent places of
innovations and this rich proliferation of research, critical thinking and
radical praxis based on horizontal cooperation, by addressing the history,
present and future, of projects developed to contribute, support, search,
create and spread creativity and innovation using Media and digital
*The call considers, but is not limited to, the following questions:*

- How have the reciprocal relationship between spaces, research and
creative/artistic processes been transformed? Is it possible to map the
historical contexts that gave rise to spaces involved in creative practices
based on Media?

- How to describe, from a critical perspective, the tension between public
and private, institutional and independent space?

- What kind of economies have emerged from these spaces working with new
media creative practices? What are the links (if any) between these spaces
and contemporary art, culture markets and immaterial culture and the city?
The institutionalization of independent spaces and their long term
development has been in most cases supported by public fundings. Given the
recent cuts, what new strategies of survival are available?

- How has Media culture affected mainstream culture and its spaces? And in
turn, how have spaces been affected by issues of production and
dissemination of art and knowledge? Are there new objectives and strategies
to be followed by spaces and institutions involved in these fields?

- What spaces could (and can today) be considered most relevant to the
development of production, exhibition, research and archiving of Media Art?
How are methodologies and practices of archiving, preserving and
disseminating Media Art evolved? What displaying techniques created by
institutional and independent spaces can be considered the most significant
and experimental? ?

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,

Please, send full manuscripts (Max. 5000 words + 200 words for the
abstract), books and events reviews and interviews (1000 to 2000 words) to:

journal  digicult.it <http://mailto:journal@digicult.it>

*a) Deadline for submission of full article for consideration: July 31 2012*

*b) 5 to 10 images at 72 dpi resolution, 700pixels width*

*c) correct captions for images*

*d) please follow the guidlines*

If you wish to send us inquiries and proposals for a special topics to be
featured in the next issues, please, contact journal  digicult.it

We look forward to hearing from you!

Roberta Buiani, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Claudia D’Alonzo, Marco Mancuso,
Bertram Niessen
(Digicult Editorial Board)

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