Fulbright Arctic Initiative -ohjelman haku auki!

Fulbright Arctic Initiative –ohjelman toinen hakukierros on nyt auki arktisten asioiden parissa työskenteleville tutkijoille, ammattilaisille ja taiteilijoille!

Ohjelma tarjoaa oivan mahdollisuuden arktisten asioiden parissa työskenteleville asiantuntijoille päästä mukaan ainutlaatuiseen kansainväliseen tutkimusyhteistyöhön. Mukaan valitaan yhteensä noin 12 arktisten asioiden asiantuntijaa, jotka työskentelevät yhdessä 18 kuukauden ajan. Ohjelmaan voivat hakea asiantuntijat Arktisen neuvoston jäsenmaista eli Yhdysvalloista, Kanadasta, Tanskasta, Suomesta, Islannista, Norjasta, Venäjältä ja Ruotsista. Ohjelmaan valitut stipendiaatit tekevät tutkimusyhteistyötä muodostaen arktisen asiantuntijaverkoston keskittyen kahteen ennalta määrättyyn laajempaan arktiseen teemaan. Osana ohjelmaa stipendiaatit muun muassa kokoontuvat seminaareissa sekä suorittavat vaihdon yhdessä osallistujamaassa (suomalaiset vierailevat Yhdysvalloissa).

Lisätietoa ohjelmasta, tarkempi kuvaus teemoista ja hakuohjeet suomalaisille hakijoille: http://www.fulbright.fi/fi/fulbright-arctic-initiative

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Haku ohjelmaan päättyy 16.10.2017.

6th International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design


October 06 – 08, 2017 – Famagusta – North Cyprus

Abstract Submissions Deadline: August 31, 2017

This conference aims for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications are categorized under main headings as Communication Technologies, Social Media, Visual Communication and Design, Integrated Marketing Communication, Communication Education, Film Studies, Communication Barriers, Health Communication, Media Management and Economics, Political Communication, Discourse Analysis, Communication in Education, and Communication and Media Studies in General.

We invite you to attend The International Conference on Communication, Media Studies and Design and submit proposals for papers.

Accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings (Soft Copy) and published in the conference website. Besides, all papers will be published in one of the following supporting journals.

– Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies (OJCMT)

– Contemporary Educational Technology (CEDTECH)

– Online Journal of Art and Design (OJAD)

– The Online Journal of Communication and Media (TOJCAM)

CFP: iXDA and Civic Design

2 CfP’s:

1) iXDA call open due 13 Sep 17 at 11.59 CET; LYON FRANCE 3-8 Feb 2018
Lyon France
Call for Proposals due 13 Sep 2017 at 11.59 CET
2) Call for Participation: Civic Design | On the Theory and Practice of the Social and Political in Design

14. Annual Conference | German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF) | Burg Giebichstein University of Art and Design, Halle | 01.-02.12.2017

We are currently experiencing a new discursive and practical shift toward the political and social dimensions in design. In close interaction to social transformations of the last few decades, the discipline of design is currently seeking to redefine itself in its relationship to socio-political complexity. The plethora of terms such as social design, transition design, transformative design and design for social innovation could be seen as a new “social turn” for design, which now increasingly understands its tasks to include programmatic transformation of societal realities. Design competency is gaining ground in transdisciplinary contexts and is consulted ever more on a practical as well as a discursive level, at the interface between business, civil society and politics, in the proverbial elevator of the bottom-up and the top-down. New questions arise regarding how roles are to be understood, depth of impact and fields of activity for design in sociopolitical transformation processes. And the disciplinary borderlines are being redrawn for design’s political realm of action.

Design has indeed always had its hand in or at least touched upon big social change processes – whether through taking a modernist stance, like the hfg Ulm or the Bauhaus, or its antithesis in disegno radicale or later critical design, but also through applying designerly strategies in the construction of populist folk identities, as with National Socialism. Today, however, a reevaluation seems to be shifting the very object of design: away from the creation of thingly artifacts toward the design of processes in the context of social complexity. Such design must be understood both conceptually and discursively in regards to its dedicated immediacy to change processes, as it is attributed with the capability to contribute to change in conjunction with other actors.

TThis development is not reducible to a broadening of design’s action horizon, rather it extends beyond the discipline itself. For example, policy makers are increasingly taking up design as a promising field for partnerships and methodologies. Complementary, new forms of communities, collectives, civic initiatives and DIY cultures are gaining political significance and are developing new forms of access and participation, drawing attention to design as a planning discipline at the intersection of digital technology, the open source community and cultural & urban studies. Digitization processes initiate and reinforce these developments, e.g. through the diversification of institutions of information, through new avenues of production or through the rising importance of digital platforms for self-organization and opinion forming.

This is the backdrop for the 14th annual DGTF Conference. We wish to more clearly define the fields of action between political decision-making power, civil society and the spheres of everyday life.

Our object of discussion will be the internal and interdisciplinary negotiations of the social and the political in design. We will be addressing both the practical as well as the theoretical and normative approaches to situate and differentiate design’s new relations to politics and society. We will also try to trace the historical developments that have led to this new negotiation in order to form the basis for discussion that synthesizes past theses and goes further.
In probing these dimensions, we will ask the following questions:

– What historical approaches are being referred to, which are we ignoring?
– What models and self-understandings do we assume, how can we contextualize these roles?
– What impact can we have on this context, what contributions can we make, where are the pitfalls?
– How far dare we go in understanding these new developments as “design” and at what point are we talking about something else entirely?

We pursue these issues in moderated panels, short lectures and parallel workshops/roundtables, as well as with an accompanying exhibition. Our three curated panels will

1. look at the origins – by asking what approaches do we refer to when discussing social and political design,

2. situate where the status quo lies in the tension between current design approaches in the area of political     initiatives and at the level of established institutions, and

3. inquire into the role of digitization processes for the evolution of a “civic design.”

In addition to the panels, we extend the invitation to contributions that conform to the following formats:
Short lectures (10 minutes): Lectures may present current practical project examples as well as discursive approaches connected to the conference theme on design practice and research and which fall  within the scope of social or political design.

Roundtables and workshops (90 minutes each): We welcome suggestions for parallel roundtables and workshops for the second half of the last conference day. We are equally open to recommendations for moderation and forms that foster further discussion and brings together themes presented. Roundtables should be an open forum for views on teaching, research and practice. For workshops we invite you to submit ideas with hands-on experiments from the field of civil tech and physical computing.

Exhibition contributions: For the accompanying exhibition, posters, prototypes, videos, objects or other items may be submitted that fit the context of the conference. The entries can be commentaries, approaches to problem solving or documentations of the research and design process. Your submissions should not exceed 500 words and must be submitted as a PDF file to mail@dgtf.de. The deadline for submissions is 31.08.2017. The selection will be made by the conference committee in cooperation with external evaluators. The notification will be sent by 30.09.2017. The “Civic Design” conference will take place on the 1st and 2nd of December 2017. The Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle will host the event. The conference committee consists of Bianca Herlo, Andreas Unteidig and Matthias Görlich. Please contact Malte Bergmann, head of the DGTF secretariat and coordinator of this year’s meeting, with your questions.

Please note the important dates:
31. August: Submission of full papers

30. September: Notification of acceptance


Media Lab Doctoral Summer School: Event-Driven Culture: “The Visit” as Case Study

Call for Participation
_ Deadline Extended August 4, 2017

Event-Driven Culture: “The Visit” as Case Study

DOM-L0006 Department of Media Doctoral School
Dates: 29–31 August 2017
Location: Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture / Department of Media – Design Factory, Engine Room, Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, 02150 Espoo, FINLAND

Beyond being of place, culture can also be said to be a thing of time. This is particularly the case in contemporary virtual environments where multiplicities of human culture often converge, co-exist, and co-evolve. In this three-day seminar and workshop organized by the Department of Media (Media Lab) at Aalto University we first intend to explore the notion of time and how it is represented across diverse cultures. Subsequently we will focus on the notion of ‘Event’ as a unit of analysis with the ‘Visit’ as an illustrative example.

The School includes lectures, presentations, and group exercises/workshops in which participants will engage in concept design exercises.


Lily Díaz-Kommonen, Prof. of New Media, host (Aalto ARTS, Media Lab) (see bio)
Zsófia Ruttkay, Associate Professor (MOME, Hungary) (see bio)
Paul Mulholland, Senior Fellow, (KMI, Open University, UK) (see bio)
Rasa Smite, Associate Professor, (Liepaja U, Latvia) (see bio)

Credits: For doctoral candidates, it is possible to receive up to 5 credits.

To participate: Send us your name, email address and a brief description of your current research indicating why participation in the course would benefit your studies and practice by Friday August 4, 2017.

For more information and registration: saara.mantyla@aalto.fi

Preliminary assignment

We request that you bring a 300-500 word narrative prepared about a significant visit that you realized. Your narrative should answer the 5Ws questions: Who, what, when, where and why? You will be asked to present your narrative during the first day of the School. Your presentation cannot exceed three minutes. It is possible to use images and sound.

Preliminary readings

To prepare for the discussion and work please read, annotate and extract up to five keywords from the texts included below.

  • Pratt, Mary Louise, “Arts of the Contact Zones”, Modern Language Association (MLA), 1991. https://serendip.brynmawr.edu/oneworld/system/files/PrattContactZone.pdf, (Accessed on 30/07/2017.)
  • Clifford, James, Routes, Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century, Harvard University Press, 1997.
  • Kimmel, Michael, “Properties of the Body: Lessons Learned from the Anthropology of Embodiment.” In R. Frank, R. Dirven, T. Ziemke, E. Bernández Eds., Body, Language and Mind, Mouton de Gruyer: Berlin, 2007.


  • Using a systemic approach, map out the experience of ‘the visit’.
  • Consider how the digital bears an impact on the experience of the visit. What are the pros and cons? Focus on data gathering processes, from a multimodal perspective (e.g. text, images, sound, smell? touch?).
  • Using design research methods, propose a concept for an application (or tool) that supports this significant event, from a human-oriented perspective.

This Doctoral School will take place at the Aalto Design Factory, Otaniemi.
Getting there: 

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RUUKKU 9 call: Aesthetic Intra-Actions: Practising New Materialisms in the Arts


Suomi / English

Uusmaterialismeja taiteissa ja taiteentutkimuksessa

Taidetta koskevassa tutkimuksessa on 1990-luvulta lähtien vähitellen kyseenalaistettu tutkimusmalleja, jotka ensisijaistavat representaation, diskurssin ja tekstuaalisuuden käsitteitä. Samanaikaisesti on ryhdytty kehittämään vaihtoehtoisia lähestymistapoja, jotka painottavat myös taiteenlajien ja taiteellisten käytäntöjen aineellisia, aistimellisia ja esteettisiä ulottuvuuksia irtaantuen kuitenkin formalistisista ja taiteen autonomiaa korostavista perinteistä. Yksi keskeinen näitä lähestymistapoja kehittelevä teoreettis-metodologinen suuntaus on uusmaterialismi. Tutkimuksellisten taustojen moninaisuudesta huolimatta uusmaterialismeja yhdistää paneutuminen niin inhmillisen kuin ei-inhimillisen materian aktiiviseen prosessuaalisuuteen ja vuorovaikutuskykyihin. Uusmaterialismeja luonnehtiikin laaja-alainen kiinnostus materiaalisuuksiin inhimillisestä ruumiillisuudesta digitaalisiin teknologioihin, ihmisen ja ei-inhimillisten elämänmuotojen suhteisiin ja aineellis-sosiaalisiin ympäristöihin. Näiden tarkastelemiseksi tarvitaan sekä uusia käsitteitä että ontologisten ymmärrystapojen päivittämistä.

Tieteenfilosofi Karen Baradin alun perin kehittämä yhteismuotoutuminen (intra-action) on yksi uusmaterialistista tutkimusta vaikutusvaltaisesti muokanneista käsitteistä. Sen sijaan, että tämä käsite ehdottaisi materian toimivan itseriittoisesti, se korostaa aineellisuuksien ja diskurssien, luonnon ja kulttuurin sekä inhimillisen tiedon ja ei-inhimillisten prosessien keskinäistä ja suhteista muovautumista. Täten yhteismuotoutuminen kytkeytyy suhdeperustaiseen ontologiaan. Juuri ontologisen lähtökohtansa takia yhteismuotoutumisen käsite voi edesauttaa ajattelua ja tekemistä paitsi tieteentutkimuksessa myös monilla taiteen- ja siihen kietoutuvan tutkimuksen aloilla.

Kutsumme erikoisnumeroomme ekspositioita ja puheenvuoroja, jotka tutkailevat, arvioivat ja kehittävät yhteismuotoutumisen käsitteen potentiaaleja poikki taiteiden, taideprosessien ja niihin liittyvien tutkimuskäytäntöjen. Näin kutsumme osallistumaan ajankohtaiseen keskusteluun siitä, miten uusmaterialistinen ajattelu voi muovata tutkimuksellista ja/tai taiteellista työtä: niiden metodeja, tekniikoita, kokemuksellisuutta ja suhteita.

Ekspositiot ja puheenvuorot voivat tarttua esimerkiksi seuraaviin kysymyksiin:

Millaisia yhteismuotoutumisia voidaan havaita nykytaiteen käytännöissä elokuvasta ja videosta sekä äänestä ja musiikista esitys- ja kuvataiteisiin, arkkitehtuuriin ja kuratointiin?

Millaisia metodologisia ymmärryksiä ja tekemisen tekniikoita yhteismuotoutuminen voi inspiroida? Entä miten se muokkaa käsitteellistyksiä taiteen toiminnallisuudesta, vaikutuskyvyistä ja poliittisuudesta?

Miten yhteismuotoutumisen käsite ja logiikka vaikuttavat estetiikkaa koskeviin ymmärryksiin? Miten taidekäytännöt puolestaan vaikuttavat tähän käsitteeseen?

Kuinka yhteismuotoutuminen haastaa ja laajentaa aiempia käsityksiä inhimillisestä toimijuudesta sekä taiteilijan ja tutkijan paikantumisesta?

Pyydämme teemaamme liittyviä ekspositioita ja puheenvuoroja RUUKKU 9 -numeroon. Numeron toimittavat Marie-Luise Angerer, Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, Milla Tiainen ja Tero Nauha. Numero liittyy eurooppalaisen uusmaterialismi-verkoston luovien taiteiden työryhmän toimintaan. Katso http://newmaterialism.eu.

Ehdotukset tai luonnokset tutkimusekspositioiksi pyydetään laatimaan RC luetteloon http://www.researchcatalogue.net/.  Huom. luettelon käyttö edellyttää käyttöoikeuksien hankkimista ja rekisteröitymistä (ks. kohta “register”). Ehdotukset tulee lähettää RC luettelon kautta (kohdasta “publish”, “submit” ja “Ruukku”) 12.6.2017 mennessä. Pyydämme myös lähettämään tiedon ehdotuksesta samalla sähköpostitse osoitteisiin angerer@uni-potsdam.de, katkon@utu.fi ja milla.tiainen@helsinki.fi, tero.nauha@gmail.com. Ilmoitamme valinnoista kesäkuun loppuun mennessä ja deadline valmiille ekspositioille on 15.8. 2017.

RUUKKU on vuonna 2013 toimintansa aloittanut monialainen, vertaisarvioitu taiteellisen tutkimuksen kausijulkaisu, joka käyttää alustanaan monimediaisen julkaisemisen mahdollistavaa kansainvälistä taiteellisen tutkimuksen julkaisualustaa ja tietokantaa Research Catalogue (RC). RUUKUN julkaisukielet ovat suomi, ruotsi tai englanti. Katso http://ruukku-journal.fi/fi.



Practising New Materialisms in the Arts

Since the 1990s, art and cultural theories have increasingly questioned models of research that prioritise notions of representation, discourse and text. Many approaches have embraced an alternative or parallel orientation towards re-appreciating the material, sensory, and aesthetic dimensions of the arts. One of the forces shaping this shift comprises theorisations referred to as new materialisms. Developers of new materialist thinking have formulated fresh concepts and ontological positions that foreground the activities and significance of various materialities: human, pre-individual as well as non-human. New materialist matters of concern thus range from human bodily processes to machines, other than human life forms, and at once naturally and socially shaped milieus.

In the context of these concerns, one influential concept has recently been intra-action introduced by philosopher of science Karen Barad. Instead of positing materiality as a self-contained sphere, this concept stresses the mutually constitutive relationships between materialities and discourses, nature and culture, and human knowledges and non-human processes. Because of the relational ontology it advocates, the concept of intra-action can reorganise research approaches beyond Barad’s location in science studies, hence affecting also the practices and theories of the arts.

The aim of the Ruukku 9 is to examine the uses and potentialities of intra-action across different areas of the arts, artistic processes and research practices related to the arts. We also hope to contribute to the urgent task of translating new materialist ideas into actual methodological, technical and analytical practices – that is, into ways of doing art and research.

More specifically, this volume explores for example the following questions:

What kinds of intra-actions can be found in the practices and experiences of contemporary arts spanning from film, media, sound and music to performance, visual arts, architecture and curating?

What methodological insights, techniques of doing, and further concepts can intra-action inspire in artistic research and art studies?

How can aesthetics be reconsidered and studied with the concept of intra-action and with new materialist modes of thinking?

How to reconsider the situatedness of the artist and/or researcher in relation to the notion of intra-action?


We invite theme-related research expositions and contributions for the 9th issue of RUUKKU. The issue is edited by Marie-Luise Angerer, Katve-Kaisa Kontturi and Milla Tiainen, who co-chair the New Materialism embracing Creative Arts working group at the European new materialist network, and Tero Nauha, who’s part of the RUUKKU editorial board.

We ask you to submit your proposals or drafts for research expositions and other contributions in the RC catalogue at https://www.researchcatalogue.net. Note! The catalogue requires user rights and registration (see ‘register’). Please submit your proposals via the RC catalogue (‘publish’, ‘submit’, and ‘Ruukku’) no later than 12 June 2017, and inform the co-editors about your proposal via email (angerer@uni-potsdam.de, katkon@utu.fi ja milla.tiainen@helsinki.fi, tero.nauha@gmail.com). We will let you know about the results by the end of June. For accepted proposals the deadline for completed submissions is 15 August, 2017.

RUUKKU is a multidisciplinary, multilingual, peer-reviewed journal on artistic research launched in 2013. This biannual journal is published and supported by the University of the Arts Helsinki, Aalto school of Arts, Design and Architecture and the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Lapland, with a particular focus on multi-lingual publication. The primary languages of publication are Finnish, Swedish and English. (http://ruukku-journal.fi/en)

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CALL FOR PAPERS Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage Supporting Cultural Heritage through Innovative Technologies

Roberto Scopigno, Institute of Computer Science and Technologies (ISTI)
National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Information For Contributors

ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH) publishes papers of significant and lasting value in all areas relating to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in support of Cultural Heritage. The journal encourages the submission of manuscripts that demonstrate new technology or innovative use of technology for the discovery, analysis, interpretation and presentation of cultural material, as well as manuscripts that illustrate applications in the Cultural Heritage sector that challenge the computational technologies and suggest new research opportunities in computer science.

The field Cultural Heritage spans many distinct sub-areas, which may be divided into two major classifications: tangible heritage, such as the discovery, documentation, organization, interpretation and communication of artifacts, monuments, sites, museums, and collections (including digital archives, catalogues and libraries); and intangible heritage, such as music, performance, storytelling, and mythology. In addition, the increasing volume of digital cultural artifacts and collections is becoming an important body of heritage content in its own right. Submissions that have led to actual cultural applications are particularly welcomed. Papers may be one of several types: research paper; tutorial/survey; software/algorithms; addendum/corrections; datasets.

Topics include:

  • On-site and remotely sensed data collection
  • Enhanced 2D media for CH
  • 3D digital artifact capture, representation and manipulation
  • Tools for reconstruction and processing of digital representations
  • Metadata, classification schema, ontologies and semantic processing for CH multimedia repositories
  • Analytic tools to assist scholars’ research on collections or artifacts
  • ICT assistance in monitoring and restoration
  • Augmentation of physical collections with digital presentations
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies for virtual and digital museums
  • Human-Computer interfaces for virtual and digital museums
  • Story-telling and other forms of communication, multimedia systems
  • Serious games
  • Web-based and mobile technologies for CH
  • Long term preservation of digital artifacts
  • Provenance, copyright and IPR
  • Digital capture and annotation of intangible heritage (performance, audio, dance, oral heritage)
  • ICT technologies in support of creating new cultural experiences or digital artifacts
  • Applications (e.g. in Education and Tourism)

Associate Editors

  • Juan Barceló, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Francesco Bellotti, University of Genova, Italy
  • Pere Brunet, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Areti Damala, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Matteo Dellepiane, ISTI-CNR, Italy
  • Livio de Luca, CNRS/MCC MAP, France
  • Luciana Duranti, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Susan Hazan, The Israel Museum, Israel
  • Win Hupperetz, Allard Pierson Museum, University of Amsterdam, The Nederlands
  • Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Xuelong Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Carlo Meghini, ISTI-CNR, Italy
  • Mark Mudge, Cultural Heritage Imaging, USA
  • Sofia Pescarin, CNR ITABC, Italy
  • Fabio Remondino, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
  • Julian Richards, University of York, UK
  • Karina Rodriguez-Echavarria, University of Brighton, UK
  • Robert Sablatnig, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Filippo Stanco, University of Catania, Italy
  • Didier Stricker, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany

Visit jocch.acm.org for further information or to submit your manuscript.

The Web as History, Using Web Archives to Understand the Past and the Present, an open book publication

The Web as History: Using Web Archives to Understand the Past and the Present (eds. N. Brügger, R. Schroeder). London: UCL Press, 2017

Download FREE copy: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/the-web-as-history

Probing a nation’s web domain: A new approach to web history and a new kind of historical source. In G. Goggin, M. McLelland (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories (pp. 61-73). New York/Abingdon: Routledge 2017.

Webraries and Web Archives: The Web between public and private. In D. Baker, W. Ewans (Eds.), The End of Wisdom?: The Future of Libraries in a Digital Age (pp. 185–190). Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2017.
Pre-pub versions:

Digital Humanities. In K.B. Jensen, R.T. Craig, J. Pooley, E. Rothenbuhler (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy (vol. 1, pp. 548-556). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell/The International Communication Association (ICA), 2016

Digital Humanities in the 21st Century: Digital Material as a Driving Force, Digital Humanities Quarterly, 10(3), 2016
Read article: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/10/3/000256/000256.html

The Web’s first 25 years (guest editor and Introduction), New Media & Society, 18(7), 2016
Read more: http://nms.sagepub.com/content/18/7

A brief history of Facebook as a media text: The development of an empty structure, First Monday, 20(5), 2015
Read article: http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5423

CALL FOR PAPERS Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society

Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society is an international, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal concerned with research on the cultural, social, political and technological histories of the internet and associated digital cultures. The journal embraces empirical as well as theoretical and methodological studies within the field of the history of the internet broadly conceived — from early computer networks, usenet and Bulletin Board Systems, to everyday Internet with the web through the emergence of new forms of internet with mobile phones and tablet computers, social media, and the internet of things. The journal will also provide the premier outlet for cutting-edge research in the closely related area of histories of digital cultures.

A hallmark of the journal is its desire to publish and catalyse research and scholarly debate on the development, forms, and histories of the internet internationally, across the full global range of countries, regions, cultures, and communities. Importantly, the journal draws on a wide range of disciplines within the humanities and the social sciences. Internet Histories will also be open to interdisciplinary studies of history of internet and digital cultures, from computer, information, engineering, and other science and technology researchers.

Contributions might include but not be limited to:

  • History of the internet and the web
  • Web histories
  • History of networks
  • Alternative, marginal, or subcultural histories
  • Feminist, queer, and disability histories
  • Local and regional internet histories
  • Gender and race studies of digital cultures
  • Histories of digital recording, production, distribution, file formats and sharing
  • Internet and digital music and sound histories
  • Infrastructure studies
  • National paths to digitalization
  • Telecommunications and computing convergence
  • History of code, protocols, services, interfaces, graphical representation and interactivity
  • History of online communities
  • History of digital uses, users and cultures
  • Internet governance, regulation and policy history
  • Historical cross-media studies
  • Pedagogy and teaching of internet histories
  • Methodological approaches to study digital and network histories
  • Histories of internet policy, law, and regulation

Submission Guidelines

A typical original article for this journal should be more than 6000 and no more than 8000 words; this limit includes tables; references; figure captions; endnotes. For advice on preparing a manuscript to submit to the Journal, please refer to the Instructions for Authors here.

This journal uses Editorial Manager to manage the peer-review process. If you haven’t submitted a paper to this journal before, you will need to create an account in the submission centre. Submit your paper here.

Editorial Information

Managing Editor
Niels Brügger
 – Aarhus University, Denmark

Megan Ankerson
 – University of Michigan, USA 
Gerard Goggin – University of Sydney, Australia 
Valérie Schafer – National Center for Scientific Research, France 
Ian Milligan – University of Waterloo, Canada 

Reviews Editor
Ian Milligan
 – University of Waterloo, Canada 




CfP IEEE ISMAR Workshop on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for Creative Industries


IEEE ISMAR 2017 Workshop on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for Creative Industries
October 13th, 2017 in Nantes, France


We are pleased to announce the IEEE ISMAR Workshop on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for Creative Industries. The workshop will take place in Nantes on October 13th, 2017.  It is organized in cooperation with the West Creative Industries cluster for Education and Innovation in Pays de la Loire.

The recent development of new and low-cost VR/AR technologies have pushed many creative companies, artists and designers to create new VR and AR experiences, exploring new interactions, new creative content and new environments. The production of these new VR and AR experiences tackle both technical, human and creative aspects. It is, thus, time to mix creative and technological viewpoints to share common understandings and lessons to provide better experiences for the final users. In this context, the workshop aims to foster participation of artists and designers as humanities scientists (philosophy, literature, etc.) to meet up with usual ISMAR attendance. 

Topics of interest
Include, but are not limited to:
* Innovative interaction design with VR/AR systems
* User feedback and Quality of Experience assessment for VR/AR content creation
* Quality of Experience as an artistic intention in VR/AR
* Usage of VR/AR technologies in art performances and design
* Narrative studies/Storytelling in VR/AR
* Create in/with VR/AR, VR/AR platforms/tools to support design and art creation
* Theoretical issues in VR/AR: philosophical, aesthetic or sociological aspects (relationship to reality, “bubble effect”, etc.).

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research and application papers addressing all areas of the workshop.
All papers should be 2-8 pages long, submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ISMAR 2017 paper template available from https://ismar2017.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/19. 
Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published on IEEE Xplore as ISMAR 2017 adjunct Proceeding.

Important dates
Deadline Workshop Papers: July 3rd, 2017
Notification Workshop Papers: August 7th, 2017
Workshop Papers Camera Ready Deadline: August 28th, 2017

Organization Chair
Jacques Gilbert Université de Nantes, L’AMo, France
Carola Moujan  Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Tours Angers Le Mans, France
Toinon Vigier         Université de Nantes, LS2N, France

For more information, you can also contact toinon.vigier@univ-nantes.fr

Dept. Media: Doctoral Candidate Positions announcement

Department of Media has positions for four Doctoral Candidates
The positions are fixed-term and will be filled for 6 months (2 positions) and 12 months (2 positions). The starting date for the new positions is open to negotiation but shall be no later than 1st September 2017.  
These positions are for doctoral students who study within the Department of Media, Aalto-ARTS, to support the final stages of their dissertation preparation, for pre-examination. The main position duties are working full-time on the DA dissertation so that, at the end of the 6 month/12 month work period, the Head of Research in the Department of Media will make a proposal to the Doctoral Programme Committee confirming that the dissertation is ready to be submitted for pre-examination.
The salary for these positions is 2500-2700€ per month. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities.
How to apply
Applications for the position require:
1.    A written statement from the applicant that includes overview of the research, schedule and time-line for completion. This must include a written statement declaring that the applicant understands their dissertation will be ready to be submitted for pre-examination at the end of the work period.
2.    Full CV from applicant
3.    Most recent academic transcript from Aalto University
4.    Letter of Support from the Supervising Professor including a statement confirming their confidence that full-time work on the dissertation will allow the applicant to be ready to submit the dissertation for pre– examination at the end of the work period.
5.    Letter(s) of Support from the Advisor or Advisors including a statement confirming their confidence that full-time work on the dissertation will allow the applicant to be ready to submit the dissertation for pre-examination at the end of the work period
6.   The applications for the positions should be submitted through the eRecruitment system https://www.saimanet.com/aaltohome/aew.html?did=5900&lang=fi&job_id=1354&jc=6  
 no later than June 15th, 2017.
Please ask your advisor(s) to send their statements/letters of support directly to Philip Dean.
Please inform your official supervisor that you are applying for a position but they do not need to send their statements directly as Philip shall be contacting them personally. Therefore please include the name/e-mail of your supervisor in your application.