Call for Papers: Design Ecologies 3.2: Plotting the Continuum: Designing the end of computational reasoning
Submission deadline: Friday 28th November 2014

Design Ecologies 3.2: Plotting the continuum discusses the fundamental problems with today’s computational horizon through algorithmic computation and digital simulation, which can be divided into three categories:

1. Computational algorithms work with iteration as their operating kernel
2. Computational algorithms work with (real) numbers
3. The third problem with computational algorithms is that they are constructed on the basis of classical logic and thus possess – in contrast to common belief – a principally narrow if not skewed epistemological competence.

For Design Ecologies 3.2: Plotting the Continuum, we have invited the inimitable Reza Negarestani to write the ideation article in response to the other article selected for this issue of Design Ecologies.
Design Ecologies was set up as a platform for state of-the-art experiments that link architecture, technology and philosophy. Dividing its remit between events - most recently exhibitions and seminars at the Architectural Association and the Royal College of Art - and publications, Design Ecologies officially launched with its inaugural journal issue in January 2011. A second issue, The Unprimed Canvas - named after an offhand remark by Francis Bacon, to the effect that he considered the process of painting to start with priming the canvas, not assuming it had already been primed - followed later that year, and saw Timothy Morton contribute an editorial. The third issue, the Ill-Defined Niche, we had the editorial written by the inimitable Nick Land. The fourth issue, a sentient relic described a double edged sword theory – one edge exposing the dominant ‘theory chic’ of contemporary architecture and the other cutting opening the for a more dangerous conception of design- a guide, a tool for plotting a cryptic cartography with strategic precision. The next issue, Chthonic Deluge, will hit the shelves June 2014. We are honoured to have Peter Watts an author, felon, and former marine biologist whose background informs science fiction on the hard end of the scale (in fact his novel Blindsight has been used as a core text for undergraduate courses ranging from “Philosophy of Mind” to “Introductory Neuropsychology”). His work is available in 18 languages. Regular updates at:

We invite submissions of articles from any discipline to speculate on the formation of your projects/ buildings/ performances as a critical practice that activates our understanding of intuition, inventory and discovery in architecture. The four areas of interest include:

1. Ecological design visions.
2. Notational design
3. Instructional design visions.
4. Aesthetical design visions

We also welcome case studies and project profiles of 1–5 pages in length

Submissions are welcome from both scholars and practitioners. Contributions may be between 3,000 and 7,000 words and should be accessible to the non-specialist reader. Papers must be submitted in English.

Please send all submissions to:
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Education through Art: Practice-based Research in Art and Design
Call for Articles and Visual Essays
Guest Editors: Stuart MacDonald OBE and Julian Malins 
It is over twenty years since the emergence of pr actice-based research in Art and Design in UK art schools and it is ten years since the publication of key texts such as Visualizing Research (Gr ay C. & Malins J., 2004) which marked a key stage in the progress of pr actice-based research methodologies and helped confer legitimacy on its development . The prevalence of pr actice-based PhDs worldwide is testament both to the interest in research in contempor ary art and design and the need to find conducive methodological approaches. Despite its provenance, perceived academic legitimacy and ubiquitousness, pr actice-based research in Art and Design remains a contested domain of scholarship. By revisiting pr actice-based research twenty-five years on, the aim of this special issue is to contour the territory, survey the current scene and r aise fresh debate about what has now developed into an almost universal pr actice in Art and Design schools and courses. 
The special issue will be the occasion to illuminate some of the key issues that still surround practice-based research in Art and Design in an international context , particularly the impact upon Art and Design Education at various levels. This remains an underdeveloped field; for example, what is: 
  • The relation to movements in research-led teaching in Higher Education? 
  • The influence on Art and Design in Primary (Elementary) and Secondary (High) schools? 
  • The consequences for research in vocational education? 
The special issue hopes to attr act a range of articles and visual essays that will develop a new conversation and point pr actitioners and students in Art and Design and Education to the latest developments. 
Contributors should make it clear when submitting materials that they are intended for the themed issue ‘Pr actice-based Research in Art and Design ’.
All enquiries should be addressed to the editor at 
Only online submissions will be accepted, please follow author guidelines at  

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Journal of Arts and Communities
Call for submissions
ISSN: 17571936, published by Intellect
Principal Editor:
Stephanie Knight, lecturer & artist/researcher &
Associate Editors:
Hamish Fyfe, University of South Wales
Greg Giesekam, writer & formally University of Glasgow
Call for Submissions 
Arts & Communities: international reflections from Utrecht on participation and
The Journal of Arts & Communities is dedicated to researchers and practitioners
from around the world who wish to increase the understanding and development of the socially engaged arts.
In partnership with the Knowledge Exchange Network on Participation and Engagement in the Arts, the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (LKCA), and with the Cultural Participation Fund (FCP) from Netherlands, the Journal of Arts & Communities announces a Special Edition dedicated to Arts & Communities: international reflections from Utrecht on participation and engagement, which will be published in Winter 2015.
There is a Guest Editorial Team for this Special Edition who will work in
partnership with the Journal of Arts & Communities editorial team. This team
includes Leila Jancovich, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Policy, Arts and Festivals
Management, Leeds Metropolitan University; Teunis IJdens Senior
Researcher at the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and
Amateur Arts - LKCA); Professor Franco Bianchini, Leeds Metropolitan
University and Jan-Jaap Knol, Director of the Cultural Participation Fund,
who join Stephanie Knight, Principal Editor of the Journal of Arts &
Communities and Hamish Fyfe and Greg Giesekam who are Associate Editors.
The knowledge exchange network on participation and engagement in the
arts (@ARTSKEN) exists to debate issues of policy and practice, share existing
research and support new work, investigate models of good practice and
challenge current thinking. It is funded by Arts Council England and the
Economic and Social Research Council, and it aims to:
- create a climate of collaboration between different research disciplines as
well as between research, policy making and practice
- develop international comparative analysis
- contribute to the development of practice amongst individual artists, arts
and community organisations
- inform policy by broadening the network to include policy makers and
professionals from a wider arena than normally covered by arts networks,
- maximise the impact of the network through collaboration or partnership
with think tanks and Non Governmental Organisations
- contribute to the development of policy for a more vibrant and fairer society
The Journal of Arts & Communities encourages a wide range of contributions
and contributors, including, but not limited to, the following: essays pursuing
original lines of inquiry, raising challenging issues about the field, or
documenting innovative work; interviews with practitioners or debates
between practitioners and/or theorists; case studies of individual practices or
projects, particularly those which have a broader significance in relation to
ongoing concerns in the field and those which provide opportunities for
project participants to reflect upon their participation; photo-essays or other
forms of project documentation; accounts of innovative training practices or
approaches to evaluation and critical reflection; reports on conferences or
proposals to publish more extended proceedings. Beyond our normal book
review section, we also welcome proposals to discuss particularly significant
publications which might merit fuller discussion.
Details for Contributors
Although we are open to discussion on the length of specific contributions,
prospective contributors might observe the following guidelines as to length:
- Discursive articles tackling broader issues of theory or practice or
introducing particularly significant practice: up to 6,000 words, although
we may agree to extend this in exceptional circumstances to 10,000 words;
- Interviews, debates and case studies: up to 4,000 words;
- Photo-essays, or other forms of visual project documentation – up to eight
pages of visual documentation;
- Reports of conferences: up to 1,500 words; we may also agree some visual
documentation, where appropriate. Proposals for more extensive
conference proceedings should be discussed prior to submission;
- Book discussions, Notes and Queries: up to 750 words.
Contributors should follow the Harvard referencing system for citations and
include a list of works cited at the end of the article. Explanatory footnotes
should be kept to a minimum.
Illustrations and images are welcome. Photographs can only be accepted as
production-ready, high resolution electronic images in JPEG, TIFF or PDF
Minimum resolution for images is 300 dpi. All illustrations and images
should be accompanied by a caption and numbered. Images should be sent in
the order in which they are expected to appear in the article. It is the
contributors’ responsibility to obtain copyright permission, where necessary,
to reproduce images.
Submissions should be sent via e-mail in Word format to the Principal Editor You are welcome to discuss proposed
articles in advance of submission; in particular, we encourage practitioners
who may wish to explore ways of documenting their practice to get in touch
to discuss possible approaches.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 27th February 2015.
All submissions will be sent to the panel of guest peer reviewers for
assessment of their suitability for publication in these special editions.
The views expressed in the Journal of Arts and Communities are those of the
authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editors or the Editorial
For further details on submission guidelines please consult the Intellect
Journal of Arts & Communities,id=159/ 

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Intellect attending NECS 2014 in Milan
18th - 22nd June

Intellect is pleased to be attending the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Milan this year. Intellect has attended for the past few years and has always found the event to be a great opportunity to connect with existing and potential authors.

If you are interested in discussing publishing opportunities for either a book or in one of our journals then please get in touch with Alice Gillam ( to arrange a meeting, or drop by the stand during the conference.

We are arranging an event during the conference with two of our editors, Flavia Laviosa, editor of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media and Lydia Papadimitriou, editor of Journal of Greek Media and Culture. This will take place at 12.45 on Friday by Intellect's book stand.

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Tweet Chat
Intellect Twitter chat starts 3rd July at 4.30 BST

Intellect is excited to announce that, following the success of our Fandom tweet chat during Fandom Phenomena Week, we are extending the idea. Starting on the 3rd July we will be organising a monthly tweet chat with our authors and editors.

The tweet chat will take place on the first Thursday of every month at 4.30 BST and the subjects will be as follows-

Thursday 3rd July – Latin American Cinema

Thursday 7th August – Crime

Thursday 4th September – Fandom

Thursday 2nd October – The concept of popular television and where it sits within the academy

We will be using the hashtag #IntellectChat. If you want to take part please e-mail or feel free to just drop in and chat with our community.

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