Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema soon enters its fifth year of publication. It has established itself as a scholarly journal of high ranking, with a rigid, anonymous double peer review system. The journal is abstracted and indexed by the MLA International Bibliography, International Index to Film Periodicals, British Humanities Index and Film & Television Literature Index and the already sound number of electronic library subscriptions is rising.
We have just launched the second issue for 2010 at the Locarno International Film Festival, marking the Open Doors focus on Central Asian cinema with a special feature on the cinematographies of Central Asia in issue 4.2. The third issue 4.3 is already full, and we now welcome submissions of individual papers or clusters for publication in 2011.
Potential contributors should send a 200 word abstract to the editor: Birgit Beumers (Birgit.Beumers@bris.ac.uk). For information relating to forthcoming submission deadlines please contact the editor.
A style sheet – and a free issue for download – can be found on Intellect’s website
Christoph Schlingensief, Artistic Provocateur, Dies at 49. Follow the link for further details.
"As if living one life isn’t work enough, people are doubling up in virtual worlds. But don’t call Second Life and other online worlds make-believe. Users take them more seriously than that. Some develop novel approaches to teaching there; some make art, or dance. (Others, it is rumored, philander in ways that defy gravity.)
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Take a look at these two fantastic events organised by The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice:
Media Education Summit 2010 (7 and 8 September 2010) This national summit will provide valuable insights into the opportunities and challenges facing media education both now and in the future. The summit builds on previous successful meetings, both of which attracted over 150 delegates from more than 65 Higher Education Institutions, as well as government representatives.
Playful Learning September 2010 - Arranged by the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice and Futurelab (14 September 2010)
Since the earliest days of Space Invaders the desire to engage children in learning as fully as they are engaged in their game play has been a significant part of ICT but the debate has become a lot more complex. Our increased understanding of cognitive development illustrates how the problem solving of games can aid other learning tasks; children playing games at the beginning of the school day can start a cultural change whereby "being smart is cool"; children as games’ designers learn to deconstruct and critique new media; and the design of hardware, software and new learning environments embraces the need for playfulness too. We really do know that Playful Learning is highly effective.
For further information please visit the website or contact Carly Moxey,
Administrator for The Centre for Excellence.