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Convergence / Call for Papers

Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

For Volume 3, No. 4 of the Journal (Winter 1997) we are seeking papers
relating to
research projects or case studies on sound and music theory and production
as they
relate to new media technologies.  Papers would be welcome that deal with
digital sound;
delivery systems; technology and psychoacoustics; and critical analysis of new
technologies in composition, performance and improvisation.  This issue will be
guest-edited by Rebecca Coyle of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Convergence is a refereed academic journal which addresses the creative,
political and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media
technologies.  As a
research journal it provides a forum  both for monitoring and exploring
developments and
for publishing vital research.  Published quarterly in paper form and
adopting an
inter-disciplinary approach Convergence will develop this area into an
entirely new
research field.  The principal aims of Convergence are:

o       to develop critical frameworks and methodologies which enable the
consumption and impact of new technologies to be evaluated in  their
domestic, public
and educational contexts

o       to contextualise the study of those new technologies within
existing debates in media
studies, and to address the specific implications of the increasing
convergence of media

o       to monitor the conditions of emergence of new media technologies,
their subsequent
mass production and the development of new cultural forms

o       to promote discussion and analysis of the creative and educational
potentials of those
technologies, and to contextualise those cultural practices within wider
cultural and
political debates.

Submission deadline for this issue is 30 April 1997

The Editorial Board. Australia: Rebecca Coyle (Macquarie University), Ross
(University of New South Wales), Philip Hayward (Macquarie University),
Canada: Sara
Diamond, (Banff Centre for the Arts). UK: Roy Ascott (CAIIA, Gwent College
of Higher
Education), Robin Baker (Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication),
Beardon (University of Brighton), Luke Hockley (University of Luton), Sadie
(University of Birmingham ). USA: Jay David Bolter (Georgia Institute of
Joseph Foley (Independent Consultant), George Landow (Brown University),
Margaret Morse
(University of California Santa Cruz). Our aims are supported by: Will Bell
(The Arts
Council of England), Mike Crump (Centre for the Book, British Library),
David Hancock

Proposals for articles or completed papers should be sent to: Rebecca
Coyle, Dept of
Media and Communication Studies, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia,
tel. +61
(0)2 9850 8752, fax +61 (0)2 9850 8240, email

All other editorial, subscription and proposal inquiries to:  Julia Knight
or Alexis
Weedon, Editors, Convergence, School of Media Arts, University of Luton, 75
Street, Luton, LU1 3AJ, United Kingdom.  Tel: +44 1582 34111, fax: + 44
1582 489014,
Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

Convergence is a paper journal. For further information and details of
back issues see our web site at

Edited by Julia Knight and Alexis Weedon
Department of Media Arts,
University of Luton,
75 Castle Street,
Luton. LU1 3AJ.
Editorial e-mail
Tel: +44 1582 34111. Fax: +44 1582 489014.

Subscriptions and samples from John Libbey Media at the above address.
Tel:+44 1582 743297. Fax: +44 1582 743298.