::fibreculture:: New Issue Launched: Networked Utopias and Speculative Futures — The Fibreculture Journal — FCJ20

Andrew Murphie andrew.murphie at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 05:08:29 CEST 2012

Dear Fibreculturalists,

New Issue Launched: Networked Utopias and Speculative Futures — The
Fibreculture Journal — FCJ20

Edited by Su Ballard, Zita Joyce and Lizzie Muller


Our 20th fully Open Access issue, in our 10th year of publishing!

Articles on: The material substrate of networks; the Arab Spring;
re-imagining mobile communications via encounters with a neolithic village;
the 'freedom of movement and freedom of knowledge' events that have taken
place between Spain and Morocco; utopias and political economies of
networks, space and time; networks and health; networks and food; and
Montréal residents' appropriation of train tracks.

>From the Su Ballard, Zita Joyce and Lizzie Muller's Editorial Essay:

The future began somewhere. The impulse behind this issue of *The
Fibreculture Journal* was a crisis of imagination with regards to how the
future might look and behave. Our starting point was the notion of
post-millennial tension – the idea that in the decades following the year
2000 we find ourselves living in an era that was meant to be the future,
but where many of our futuristic hopes and fantasies remain unfulfilled.
Worse, our historical visions of hyper-technological futures seem to have
propelled us into a perilous position where humankind may not have any kind
of future at all. In the space between ever-hopeful techno-futurism and the
realities of a world forever changed by the pursuit of the resources
required to fuel it, we asked if the age-old concept of utopia still has
the strength to generate galvanising visions of the future.


FCJ-138 This is not a Bit-Pipe: A Political Economy of the Substrate
O’Dwyer and Linda Doyle

FCJ-139 Sand14: Reconstructing the Future of the Mobile Telecoms

FCJ-140 Radio Feeds, Satellite Feeds, Network Feeds: Subjectivity Across
the Straits of Gibraltar<http://twenty.fibreculturejournal.org/2012/06/19/fcj-140-radio-feeds-satellite-feeds-network-feeds-subjectivity-across-the-straits-of-gibraltar/>Nicholas

FCJ-141 Spaces for Play – Architectures of Wisdom: Towards a Utopic Spatial
Dan Frodsham

FCJ-142 Spectacles and Tropes: Speculative Design and Contemporary Food
Carl DiSalvo

FCJ-143 Ouvert/Open: Common
Nathalie Casemajor Loustau and Heather Davis

FCJ-144 Healthymagination: Anticipating Health of our Future
Marina Levina

FCJ-145 Temporal Utopianism and Global Information
Andrew White

FCJ-146 Mannheim’s Paradox: Ideology, Utopia, Media Technologies, and the
Arab Spring<http://twenty.fibreculturejournal.org/2012/06/20/fcj-146-mannheims-paradox-ideology-utopia-media-technologies-and-the-arab-spring/>
Rowan Wilkens

FCJ-147 Liberation Technology and the Arab Spring: From Utopia to Atopia
and Beyond<http://twenty.fibreculturejournal.org/2012/06/20/fcj-147-liberation-technology-and-the-arab-spring-from-utopia-to-atopia-and-beyond/>
Ulises A. Mejias



"A traveller, who has lost his way, should not ask, Where am I? What he
really wants to know is, Where are the other places" - Alfred North

Andrew Murphie - Associate Professor
School of the Arts and Media,
University of New South Wales,
Sydney, Australia, 2052

Editor - The Fibreculture Journal http://fibreculturejournal.org/>
web: http://www.andrewmurphie.org/ <http://dynamicmedianetwork.org/>

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