After an inspiring day in Bath earlier this month (see above) at this event on fiction machines with Simon O’Sullivan, Charlie Tweed, Mikey Georgeson, and many others, I’m very pleased to announce a related cfp for a special issue of the International Journal of Creative Media Research.
Guest Editors: Charlie Tweed (Bath Spa University), Tony David Sampson (UEL) and Andy Weir (Arts University Bournemouth)
In this special issue of the IJCMR we will ask how fictional methods are being employed to rethink and renegotiate our relationship with current and future technologies; how such methods can be used from activist and political perspectives; how they can address and critique post-truth conditions; how they can reveal forgotten histories and non-human perspectives; and how they can be used to speculate on, and design, new futures and new sorts of machine.
This special issue of invites practice-based researchers with an interest in Fiction Machines to submit works that locate themselves around one of the following thematic strands:
Speculative design fictions
The deadline for submissions is 30 October 2019 for publication in July 2020. Please email 300-word abstracts to .
We will accept work in three submission categories:
‘Single-Piece Explorations’ (i.e. a single video or audio piece accompanied by a 1,500-word research statement)
‘Multi-Piece Portfolios’ (i.e. a number of mixed media artefacts like video, image and audio, accompanied by up to a 3,000-word commentary)
‘Practice Discoveries’ (i.e. a 6,000-word article about an area of creative practice)