Wednesday, April 26, 2006


i remember when the online journal M/C - Media and Culture first appeared in 1998. eight years later, it's still going and going stronger than ever. a new call for papers for a special issues on the topic of free (edited by trebor scholz and rachel cobcroft) looks particularly interesting. (see the rest of the CFPs here.)

it's one thing to launch a digital project. everyone is excited to experiment and explore. with time, though, attention spans wander, excitment sort of evaporates, funding runs out, etc. sustainability - online or offline - is hard work. it's great to see M/C not only survive but thrive.


At 4/27/2006 9:42 AM, Anonymous Chuck said...

I've considered submitting to them several times. Their themed issues offer a fresh approach to academic publishing. Not sure I'd have something for the "free" issue, but will keep them in mind.

At 4/27/2006 11:46 AM, Anonymous david silver said...

chuck, you should write an essay about youtube as free culture! i for one would definately read it. =)

At 4/28/2006 1:46 PM, Anonymous Chuck said...

Oh, that's a really cool idea! And it fits well with the current essay I'm being a little less than coy about.

And I figure if I can get at least three people (other than peer reviewers) to read my academci essays, I'm doing okay.

At 4/28/2006 6:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

youtube. is awesome! i'd love to read anyone who writes an essay about it! FREE IS GOOD! :)

At 4/28/2006 6:15 PM, Anonymous david silver said...

i agree with anonymous! chuck, there you have it: two guaranteed readers of an academic article. now you have to write it.


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