::fibreculture:: The Fibreculture Journal 18—Trans Issue—online

Andrew Murphie andrew.murphie at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 09:02:31 CEST 2011

Fibreculture Journal 18, the Trans issue—

We have now launched FCJ 18, the Trans issue. There is slippery robotic
chaos, VR, lots of interesting thinking with Simondon, Guattari's ecosophy,
a radical approach to Interaction Design, software, the TwitterAPI, and

More information below but you can skip to the real thing at

The Fibreculture Journal — Issue 18 — The Trans issue (transduction,
transmateriality, transversality)

It is now perhaps a commonplace that digital, networked and informational
media are extremely transient. They diversify in form and function at a
dizzying rate. At the same time, they transit and fuse “social” and
“natural” differences in a manner which reconfigures all the worlds
involved. It is also perhaps a commonplace to suggest that some established
powers have found it difficult to come to grips with this (although this is
perhaps beginning to change). For many, from seriously challenged newspaper
proprietors to established media disciplines, it might be time to pause for
breath, if only for a moment—to regroup and adapt established practices and
ideas, to count the survivors from among the old media worlds of just a few
years ago.

While occasionally sympathetic, issue 18 of the Fibreculture
Journal<http://eighteen.fibreculturejournal.org/>questions this
approach. If we pause for breath, it is to take in the new
air. This issue draws on the accelerated evolutions of media forms and
processes, the microrevolutions in the social (and even the natural
sciences) that dynamic media foster, even the way in which “new” media lead
us to reconsider the diversity of “old” media species. Summed up simply here
under the sign/event of the “trans,” this issue catalyzes new concepts,
accounts of and suggestions for new practices for working with all these

The issue was edited by Andrew Murphie, Adrian Mackenzie and Mitchell

Articles include:

Petra Gemeinboeck and Rob Saunders’ ‘Other Ways Of Knowing: Embodied
Investigations of the Unstable, Slippery and Incomplete’,

John Tinnell’s ‘Transversalising the Ecological Turn: Four Components of
Felix Guattari’s Ecosophical Perspective’,

Vince Dziekan’s ‘Anxious Atmospheres, and the Transdisciplinary Practice of
United Visual Artists’,

Kristoffer Gansing’s ‘The Transversal Generic: Media-Archaeology and Network

Christoph Brunner and Jonas Fritsch’s ‘Interactive Technologies as Fields of

Troy Rhoades’ ‘From Representation to Sensation: The Transduction of Images
in John F. Simon Jr.’s Every Icon’,

Michael Dieter’s ‘The Becoming Environmental of Power: Tactical Media After

Simon Mills’ ‘Concrete Software: Simondon’s mechanology and the

Fenwick McKelvey’s ‘A Programmable Platform? Drupal, Modularity, and the
Future of the Web’.

More on issue 18 here. <http://eighteen.fibreculturejournal.org/>


"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 English, Media and Performing Arts, University of New South Wales,
Sydney, Australia, 2052
Editor - The Fibreculture Journal http://fibreculturejournal.org/>
web: http://www.andrewmurphie.org/  http://dynamicmedianetwork.org/

fax:612 93856812 tlf:612 93855548 email: a.murphie at unsw.edu.au
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