Fibreculture, the Book Series

Yesterday the Open Humanities Press announced the creation of a new book series, called Fibreculture. The series will be edited by Andrew Murphie, founder of both the Fibreculture community and the Fibreculture Journal.

If the quality of journal is any indication, I have no doubt that this will be a fantastic book series with very high standards of research and writing. They also have an amazing advisory board.

Here is a except from the announcement:

The Fibreculture book series has evolved from the Fibreculture Journal, which in turn emerged from the Fibreculture community. The first book in what is now becoming the Fibreculture book series—Politics of a Digital Present: An Inventory of Australian Net Culture, Criticism and Theory—was published in 2001. Fibreculture is networked culture, broadly conceived, which is to say it has always been not only about technical networks but also about new forms of social organisation. Fibreculture has thus always involved not only digital and networked media but transversal critique, a way of thinking about things across different domains, or at the intersections of quite different assumptions. The series encourages critical and speculative interventions in discussions concerning a wide range of topics of interest. These include: digital and networked media and communications; network cultures; digital and networked media’s inhabiting of new niches; new ecologies of media and their relation to other ecologies (environments, ‘ecologies of mind’, ecologies of perception, etc); transversal critique; associated cultural theory; new models, new theories and new philosophies associated with digital and networked media and related forms of social organisation; contemporary media, sustainability and the environment; limits, transgressions and thresholds in relation to media and social change; the questioning of terms such as ‘media’, ‘communication’, ‘digital’, ‘networked’; informational logics; new understandings of sign and signal, code and algorithm; the adequacy of contemporary social, economic, political or academic institutions to contemporary media change; post-media, the end of ‘media’; new transdisciplinary impulses in media; new forms of social organisation; contemporary media arts; and the transdisciplinary impacts of new media technologies and events in fields such as education, the biosciences, publishing or knowledge management.

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