The International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media (IJPADM) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal which draws contributions from a wide range of researchers and practitioners who are placed at the rapidly developing interface of new technologies with performance arts.
The Journal acts as a forum to energise innovative and creative thinking and practice surrounding the combination of digital technologies with the performance arts (theatre, dance, music, live art). Disciplines represented in articles may be domain-specific or in convergence.
The journal actively encourages debate and cross-disciplinary exchange of a broad range of approaches surrounding the use of new media and information technologies in the creation and implementation of performances. Such debate may extend into associated implications teaching and research at undergraduate and postgraduate level
Relevant topics include:
- Cultural mediatization
- Live performance with interactive systems
- Performance pedagogy, education and new media
- Virtual and physical bodies
- Motion capture technologies
- Distributed non-linear performance
- Web-based performance and virtual performance spaces
- Audience-performer-new media
- Interactive performance installations
- Interdisciplinarity and digital media in education
- HCI and live performance
- Space, experience and the body
- Real-time music control
- Practice based research with new media
- Assessing digital performance
- Online/disc performance
Readership includes lecturers, researchers and students in performance-based arts at Universities, Colleges and Schools of Higher Education; practitioners and educators in music, theatre and dance and performance; researchers and software developers with an interest in the performance arts.
The Journal is edited at the School of Intermedia and Performance Arts at Doncaster College.
IJPADM is now inviting full-length articles (ideally between 5000 and 8000 words), shorter articles for debate on current issues ( 1500-3000 words), and reviews of live or media-based performances, ( about 1000 words).
IJPADM also welcomes the submission of book review essays specifically to galvanise debate among those involved with performance arts and digital media (1500 and 3000 words).