Re: [jox] Hott off the Editor's Desk
- From: Gabriella Coleman <biella nyu.edu>
- Date: Sat, 01 May 2010 07:26:31 -0400
Mathieu ONeil wrote:
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Great to hear we are moving with submissions!
Someone we met in Hull and Amsterdam is Nate Tkacz, who was one of the organisers of the CPOV conference. As a result a dialogue started between Johan Soderbergh and Nate on the politics of that strand of research known as Actor-Network Theory (ANT). I am pleased to report that this dialogue has solidified into two excellent short pieces. I am thinking of writing a follow-up. These will soon be posted to the site for comment. They will be for our "opinion" section so no need to formally peer review them. Nate expressed an interest in joining us and after considering the enthusiasm he put into this exchange I invited him to join our SC. So, welcome to our newest member!
Re. style for the journal I am leaning towards a more minimal approach.
In part this is due to seeing one too many super-slick powerpoint
presentations. Ultimately I find all the super-slick animations
distracting. We need it to be clean and striking. For the homepage I'm
thinking all white background with black and one extra colour text only.
Small font. For article space something like First Monday would be fine.
Ultimately the content is what will make this worth coming back to.
Minimal is good though I think it is a real shame not to eventually
embed imagea and video if we have the resources to do so. Not because it
is slick but because it can enhance the arguments.
Again, the site which has pulled off design beautifully is Triple
Canopy. I doubt we have the capacity to do what they have done but it is
a reminder that rich media can be used not as bells as whistles but to
enhance the substance of the arguments.
This is the directions more journals I imagine will be going. Social
Text hope to publish one year issue in this format starting next summer.
So if we can think about whether this is even possible, it might be
See for example for those who have not seen it:
Thats all for now,
Gabriella Coleman, Assistant Professor
Department of Media, Culture, & Communication
New York University
239 Greene St, 7th floor
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