Submissions open now until 31st May 2016
The Still Point Journal are excited to announce “Digital Selves in Research”, an Online Symposium of fiction and non-fiction, multimedia and off-line-media.
Our research combines papers and screens, inks and apps, books and blogs. Our explorations go behind doors and hyperlinks. Our heads are in the clouds and the Cloud. What effect does this have on us as researchers?
We invite creative responses to the experience of researching across analogue and digital, between real and virtual worlds. In parallel to our forthcoming print Issue #2: The Researcher’s Notebook, we want to explore how digital spaces and tools shape our thoughts in surprising ways. We are less interested in what your new data set tells us about the world than what it felt like to make it. We are more interested in how technology is shaping the researcher than the research.
We invite submissions of creative non-fiction, short fiction, poetry, visual, audio, video or any other internet-ready format. Responses can be as creative and as broad as you like, and we especially encourage submissions that play with form. Collaborative work is welcomed.
We will publish successful submissions as part of an Online Symposium to be hosted on The Still Point Blog in July 2016. We will showcase the array of digital experiences over two weeks, which will be free and open to all for comment and response on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere.
- Non-fiction pieces should be between 500 and 1000 words
- Short stories should be between 140 characters and 1000 words
- Audio and video should be no more than 10 min
- Please send between 1 and 3 poems
- All visual submissions should be in a high quality digital file (scanned to 300 dpi)
Please send any submissions or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 31st May 2016. No institutional affiliation is required. Find the most up-to-date information on our blog.
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Tube-Flash audios are available free on Apple iTunes as podcasts
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