Vigilance and Visualization: Hopper, "New York Movie," 1939; video mapping consoles for SAGE computerised radar defence system, LIFE, 1957 (with thanks to JD Peters)

CFP: Models and Modelling, Archiv für Mediengeschichte

The Archiv für Mediengeschichte is one of the crown jewels of contemporary research on the history, theory, and philosophy of media. It seems to me that journal success sometimes means a sort of bureacratization and neutralization of its identity--more submissions arrive from afar, peer reviewing procedures start sifting out the most idiosnycratic texts, etc--but the Archiv has maintained and even enhanced its mission & identity for a decade or so now. The CFP for the next issue on "Models and Modelling" just came out. I bet it'll be a great issue and it's a great opportunity to publish in an exciting venue.


Deadline: Apr 30, 2014

Call for Papers: Afterlives of Systems

My friends and colleagues here in Germany, Christina Vagt and Florian Sprenger, are co-editing an issue of the journal Communication+1 (where I also happen to be an editor) on "Afterlives of Systems." The announcement is below, and also attached as a PDF. Having worked at length on cybernetics, this project naturally appealed to me in its general outlines. What specifically excites me, however, is its linking up of media theory and ecological studies. In the United States scholars including Bruce Clarke, Mark B. N. Hansen, Rob Mitchell, Alenda Chang, Tom Cohen, and J.

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