Fibreculture Journal – call for papers

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New media, networks and new pedagogies (2006)

:: fibreculture :: has established itself as Australasia’s leading forum for discussion of internet theory, culture, and research. The Fibreculture Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that explores the issues and ideas of concern and interest to both the Fibreculture network and wider social formations.

Papers are invited for the ‘New media, networks and new pedagogies’ issue of the Fibreculture Journal, to be published in early 2006. This issue will be guest edited by Adrian Miles.

There are guidelines for the format and submission of contributions at


New media, networks and new pedagogies.

It is easy to argue that much of the rhetoric attached to “new media” and the internet in relation to pedagogy has mistaken quantity for quality. It has been a conversation that has confused the qualitative changes that our new conceptions of media, knowledge, and networks afford with the quantitative changes beloved of those who confuse teaching and learning with instruction and consumption. These new qualities are the differences between the vector and commodity, blogs and books.

However, imagine if our universities had been invented now. What would pedagogy be? What form would teaching and learning take? What would count as knowledge? Expertise? What forms would this knowledge take?

Taking this as a departure this issue of the Fibreculture Journal invites those working in new media, internet studies, education, and cognate disciplines to discuss the strengths and celebrate the possibilities that new media and its networks affords teaching and learning. The emphasis in this issue is not on the criticism or description of existing models and paradigms but to invite the exploration and celebration of new possibilities, real or imagined. What new knowledge formations should there be? How would they be taught? How could they assessed (if at all)? What critical academic work, and in what forms, would our students be producing?

Submissions are welcomed in any relevant format, including essay, hypertext, interactive time based media, projects, or imaginary annotated curricula.

Please send abstracts or enquiries to Guest Editor Adrian Miles adrian.miles[at]rmit(dot)edu(dot)au with “fibreEducation” as the subject header. Alternative material (eg interviews, curricula, interactive work, podcasts) are all able to be considered for publication and are welcomed.

Abstracts and proposals should no be no longer than 500 words and must outline the relevance of the key ideas, methodology and format.

Abstracts due: October 14, 2005
Responses to authors: November 14th 2005
Final work due: February 6, 2005