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Telepolis Online Journal

Call for contributions
upcoming special issues, topics

launch date:
1.2.97
topic: "digital cinema
description/questions:
how do computers affect the narrative language of cinema? are computers just another tool for better special effects? will there ever be something as "interactive cinema"? how do digital special effects influence the ways of perception of people?
is the talk about "digital cinema" just promoting the sales of hard- and software manufacturers?
how does the "liaison dangerouse" between silicon valley and hollywood influence/enhaunce existing power structures in the media landscape? are new media like cd-rom, websites, games, an alternative to cinema, empowering the powerless, or just new markets for the big media conglomerates?
is there still something as a "language of the avantgarde" or has it been absorbed by programs like MTV and "power advertising" throughout the commercial media landscape?

launch date:
1.4.97
topic: "economy"
description/questions:
analyses of the "global city", the working of the monetary system; alternatives to neo-liberalism;
what characterizes "net-economy" and is it really different? will qualities of "net-economy" (shareware, economy of trust, copyright free works, etc.) influence economy in real life? what does "digital money" mean (technically, socially) and what will change if it is accepted on a broad basis? is it useful to polarize between states/companies, central hierarchies/decentralization

launch date:
1.7.97
topic: "art"
description/questions:
there is a certain art discourse that rules the politics of museums, galleries, festivals; despite the critical discourses raised in the eighties these institutions still tend to exclude art from outside the triad of power North America, Europe, Japan; also new disciplines like net art very slowly if ever infiltrate the art-system; this telepolis issue wants to feature art from marginalized regions and disciplines, thereby trying to find a new definition for the term "art" that somehow has become odd and obsolete;

Texts of any length and style (html-formatted works also possible) can be submitted to Armin Medosch, Telepolis (ame@tp.heise.de). All submissions will be read carefully. There is no guarantee for publication. The publication of prepublished texts is also possible but the redaction has to be informed about prepublications. For accepted texts a honorary on the basis of number of characters (negotiable individually) will be paid.

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