CfP: Journal Issue on Creative Technologies

CFP Journal Issue on Creative Technologies

Editors: Nelson Zagalo and Pedro Branco

We’re pleased to announce an upcoming issue of the Journal of
Communication and Society dedicated to the new domain of Creative

Details after the jump


Since dawn of humanity we developed creative technologies, tools such
as ink, carving tools, or sounding objects that support manifestations
of creativity. Creative Technologies (CT) have always been the ground
for human expressivity; to sustain self-realization; to raise
self-esteem; to increase community bonds; and to create a better

In the last 30 years the development and convergence of a series of
technologies lead to phenomenon that is different from anything
Humanity has witness before. The online sharing, the free, the
opensource, the accessible technological tools for creation, all
enabled many more people to create and express themselves through
digital media, leading to massive amounts of rich media content
creation by the curious hobbyist all the way to the artists and

We believe that there is a new cultural movement taking shape. This
movement is providing a “voice” through which anyone can express to
everyone whatever their imagination can create. At the core of this
emerging cultural movement are digital technologies that enable the
access to sophisticated tools for rich media content creation,
interactive content, sharing of ideas, discussion and distribution.

In this special issue we are looking for contributions to the
discussion that approach this phenomenon from a wide variety of
perspectives and knowledge areas, ranging from the communication
field, to the technological aspects.


We call for position papers in the following (non-exclusive) list of topics:

Fundaments of creative technologies
Democratizing innovation
DIY movement
Tools for Conviviality
Expressive processes
Technologies and Culture
Creative Play
Creative Games
Tools for Authorship and Participation
Technological paradigms for CT
Communication paradigms for CT
Media business changes because of CT
Creative Community
The new authors


PressPausePlay (2011), Documentary by David Dworsky, Victor Köhler
Making is Connecting (2011) Book by David Gauntlett
We-Think: Mass innovation, not mass production (2008) Book by Charles Leadbeater
Here Comes Every How Change Happens when People Come Together
(2009), Book by Clay Shirky
Free: The Future of a Radical Price (2009), Book by Chris Anderson
Leonardo’s Laptop – Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies,
(2002), Book by Ben Shneiderman


Authors are asked to submit first an abstract proposal of 250 words
that will be reviewed for acceptance. After that authors will then be
requested to submit full papers which will go through peer-review
process. Final papers must be formatted with CECS publication
guidelines. Submissions and any question, or doubts should be sent to:

***Accepted LANGUAGES***
Portuguese, Spanish, French and English


Abstract proposition of interest (250 words): 28th February 2012
Notification of acceptance: 15th March 2012

Full paper submission: 30th of April 2012
Revisions Notification: 30th May 2012

Camera Ready: 30th June 2012
Journal Publishing: 2nd Semester of 2012

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