Shine a light... on World Film Locations: London

Neil Mitchell the editor of Intellect's forthcoming World Film Locations: London volume yesterday posted an excellect blog on Shine a light, which is part of Vice magazine's blogging network. Here's a sample:

'A while back I was asked to contribute to a book published by Intellect about movies set in London. I did.

Finally the book is ready and will be on sale from Monday 12th Sept 2011.

WORLD FILM LOCATIONS: LONDON focuses on specific scenes from around films set in London and focus on the location and how they represent London through the unique perspective of that film. There are also longer essays on various aspects of London on film. The book is fully illustrated with images from the films and maps of locations.'
To read more and view some excellent film clips visit
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China: Sex, Censorship and the Rise of ‘People's Porn'
Katrien Jacobs interview with Global Voices

'Much of the discussion surrounding Chinese Internet culture has centered on the rise of online human rights activism, but the emergence of an online erotic culture that openly describes individuals' personal sexual activities has also been evident in recent years.

Associate Professor Katrien Jacobs‘ research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong on “People's Pornography” has investigated the culture of ‘Do It Yourself' amateur porn on the Chinese Internet, as well as the interplay between pornography producers and consumers within the state's censorship mechanism.'

Read a transcript of the interview here.

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Call For Papers: Journal of Music, Technology and Education Special Issue
An examination of affordances of the application of ‘open source’ to music education

Guest Editors: Ketil Thorgersen (Sweden)  Lauri Väkevä (Finland) , Mikko Myllykoski (Finland) Steve Dillon (Australia), Alex Ruthmann (USA)

Call for papers

Brief description
This special issue of JMTE will examine the affordances of the application of ‘open source’ to music education. Each article will focus on one particular aspect and context.

The publication of this special issue follows on from an international symposium presentation at the Research in Music Education conference in Exeter in the UK in April 2011. The symposium revealed significant aspects of the need to apply development of philosophy and practice around the concept of open source in music classrooms.

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I am an American - Website launch

Cynthia Weber’s I am an American project website launches today at .

 An excellent tool for public engagement, teaching, and research.


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North Edinburgh Arts to host the Knowing Ways: Critical Learning in Arts Practice International Conference on Applied Arts, 8-10th September 2011
Leading activists and writers RAJA SHEHADEH and JACK MAPANJE to deliver keynote addresses

With preparations well underway for what promises to be a lively and insightful three days, Intellect is greatly looking forward to all that the upcoming International Conference on Applied Arts, hosted by North Edinburgh Arts and in association with Amnesty International, will have to offer.

Bringing together around a hundred artists, activists and academics from across the world, the conference will explore the ways that art practices engage critically with society.

The conference will also see the launch of the special Arts and Human Rights edition of The Journal of Arts and Communities, which is being published in partnership with Amnesty International as part of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Amnesty International.

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CFP for a special issue on Media’s toxic knowledge: How information (does not) shapes our perception of social uncertainty
Call for Articles for Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture

Call for Articles for Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture

Special Issue:  Media’s toxic knowledge: How information (does not) shapes our perception of social uncertainty

Editor: Rita Figueiras, Catholic University of Portugal
Co-Editor: Carla Ganito, Catholic University of Portugal

Bravely into the hotbed of uncertainties, as Zygmunt Bauman introduces his 2007 book: ‘Liquid Times. Living in an Age of Uncertainty’, is what this special issue aims to do by discussing social uncertainty and the media.

What is here being entitled media’s toxic knowledge is related to what commonly is referred as (mis)information both produced by and circulating in the media. This is the starting point for a three-step approach. First by displacing ‘toxic knowledge’ from the media logic into media social setting; second by approaching social uncertainty as a self-fulfilling prophecy; and third, how this is a matter of democracy understood in its broader sense.

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Trans/National Clothing Cultures conference
Drop by our stand

We are currently attending the Trans/National Clothing Cultures conference at Bath Spa University, if you are at the conference please drop by and say hello.

During the conference members of our team are on hand to answer any questions you might have about Intellect or publishing in general. We will also be looking for exciting articles for our journals.

The conference runs from the 1st - 4th of September and is being held  the Bath School of Art and Design. 

The aim of the conference:

"We all wear clothes and we are all citizens of the world. We are all therefore invested at some level in the production and consumption of clothing and so this project is both universal and personal, addressing [and dressing] us all. The aim of the conference is the establishment of a Trans/national Clothing Network. This will be a collaborative partnership, with industry backing and sponsorship that aims to establish a network to consider and address issues arising from the production and consumption of clothing"

For more information visit

Read a brief interview with James Campbell, Intellect's representative at the conference


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