Launch of the Fibreculture Journal – Issue 4 (2005)
The Fibreculture Journal team (http://journal.fibreculture.org) has now put issue 4 – Contagion and the Diseases of Information – online. We are very pleased to announce that FCJ’s Issue 4 is our first guest edited issue – edited by Andrew Goffey. It contains articles by the following authors:
Eugene Thacker – "Living Dead Networks"
Jussi Parikka – "Digital Monsters, Binary Aliens – Computer Viruses,
Capitalism and the Flow of Information"
Roberta Buiani "Marginal Networks: The Virus between Complexity and Suppression"
Stamatia Portanova "Rhythmic Parasites: A Virological Analysis of Sound and Dance"
The Fibreculture Journal is the online journal of the Fibreculture network of critical Internet research and culture in Australasia. It has grown out of the ‘fibreculture’ online mailing list that started in 2001 (http://www.fibreculture.org). Dedicated to critical discussion of the Internet and new media in relation to IT policy, networked culture, new media education and arts in an Australasian context, the list now has over 750 subscribers.
The Fibreculture Journal is a peer reviewed, scholarly publication that extends the research and theoretical discussion of the list culture. The journal encourages transdisciplinary approaches to thinking about new media and networked knowledge and practices and seeks to foster experimental and dissident intellectual endeavours.
During the next year the journal is publishing issues concerning:
Multitudes, Creative Organisation, and the Precarious Condition of New Media Labour
Mobility, New Social Intensities, and the Coordinates of Digital Networks
New Pedagodies for New Media
Thanks to everyone involved in the Contagion issue – especially Andrew Goffey, our guest editor, and Lisa Gye who manages the journal, designs the site, and keeps things running smoothly, the rest of the hard working editorial committee (Anna Munster, Gillian Fuller, Esther Milne, Ingrid Richardson, Ned Rossiter, Lisa Gye), all the referees who have given their time and expertise, the editorial board for their support, myspinach.org for their ongoing support of Fibreculture, and, last but not least, the authors who have provided us with such excellent material.
"Opposites Extract" – Paul D. Miller, Rhythm Science
Dr Andrew Murphie
School of Media and Communications
University of New South Wales, 2052