[NetBehaviour] Digimag 75 / Spring Issue - Digital Identities, Self Narratives - International Call for Papers

Redazione Digicult redazione at digicult.it
Tue Apr 18 12:01:59 CEST 2017


Digimag 75 / Spring Issue
Digital Identities, Self Narratives
International Call for Papers
Deadline: 7 May 2017

Identity is becoming a fluid concept, encompassing different domains of the
self. How are identities affected by technology and digital tools? What is
the role of art in shaping this notion? The Digimag Journal is back with a
new international call for papers from its independent publishing house
Digicult Editions. This is the second call after the official launch the
last beginning of March, we are waiting for your contributions

http://www.digicult.it/digimag-journal/

----

One of the most interesting aspects of our relationship with technology is
the way we relate to other people and create new identity narratives
through it. Internet, social networks and p2p tools have amplified this
phenomenon, enabling the ramification of larger networks built around
individuals. As a consequence, personal narratives are linked to virtual
(and real) dimensions of social, economic and artistic fields. Digital
identity becomes, therefore, the individual unit of a larger digital
culture environment.

This subject has been widely studied in Streaming Egos, the pioneering
international project by Goethe Institut (http://blog.goethe.de/
streamingegos/) which involved five different European countries through
the production of an online platform, some critical texts, a convention,
commissioned artworks and a final catalogue. The aim of the project was to
study how Internet, social networks and, more in general, technologies are
modelling the way we relate to others and to the external world, both
conceived not simply as biological systems, but also as virtual entities
telling their own stories.

“Who am I?” is a primordial existential question, with different
connotations depending on the context (social, political or cultural). “Who
do I want (or: do I have) to be?” is questioning the very basis of economy,
ethics, theology and politics, especially in its collective meaning “Who
are we?”

The act of transforming and reinventing the concept of ourselves and,
consequently, the idea of community is at the very basis of identity
explorations in the digital era. Identity becomes a fluid concept,
encompassing different domains of the self. How are identities affected by
technology and digital tools? What is the role of art in shaping this
notion?

When interacting with other people on the Net, individuals reflect more and
more on themselves, carefully choosing contents (whether personal or not)
to be shared (and seen by others). This leads to a self-discourse
redefining the notions of identity, repetition and difference.

----

The call includes, but is not limited to, the following themes:

- Technology and Existence (Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality,
Augmented Reality, Bio-engineering, Robotics...)
- Posthumanism / Post-Anthropocentrism / Identity and the Anthropocene
- Queer identities / Feminisms
- Transpecies Narratives and the Animal
- Surveillance Culture / Collective Identity / Communities and Networks
- Transnational Narratives / Race and Migration

-----

Technical Details

With this call Digicult addresses research contributions on the mentioned
topic, especially from individuals active in the artistic and academic
fields (curators, critics, hackers, fabbers, creative producers, lab
managers, activists, designers, theorists, independent and academic
writers, scholars, artists, etc.)

An abstract of 200 words and a full text of max 5000 words, as well as
interviews (1000 to 2000 words), event and book reviews, should be sent to:
journal at digicult.it

a) Deadline for submission of full article for consideration: 7 May 2017
b) 5 to 10 images at 72 dpi resolution, 700 pixels width
c) Correct captions for images
d) Please, follow the guidelines

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

------

We look forward to hearing from you!

Silvia Bertolotti, Marco Mancuso and the Digicult Editorial Board
http://www.digicult.it
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.netbehaviour.org/pipermail/netbehaviour/attachments/20170418/3b5e823f/attachment.html>


More information about the NetBehaviour mailing list