CFP: Critical Making: Design and the Digital Humanities

The Visible Language journal is accepting proposals for a special issue on digital humanities. Submissions should address one or more of the following:

  • What are the theoretical or pragmatic ways to frame critical making in design and/or the digital humanities? Where are the similarities, differences and challenges? How are these advantageous?
  • In what ways might design authors and producers connect with the digital humanities? Where or how are digital humanists’ experiences of critical making intersecting with designers? How do these crossover ‘ways of seeing’ impact our scholarly and creative work — and future hybrid practices?
  • How might forms of understanding such as speculative design, prototyping or hacking play a role in critical making, and in what ways are these influencing the scope of work in both areas?
  • In what ways might design and the digital humanities collaboration be fostered in the studio or classroom? What are some examples of pedagogical approaches to teaching critical making?
  • What are the forms these arguments might take as part of this special issue?

Proposals should be 300 words or less, and are due January 15, 2015. Submissions will undergo open peer review; special issue editors Jessica Barness (Kent State) and Amy Papaelias (SUNY New Paltz) have included a call for reviewers in the CFP.

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