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September 26, 2005




The Institute of Network Cultures and First Monday are happy to announce our first collaborative project: a special URBAN SCREENS issue of First Monday, scheduled for publication in early 2006. Papers from, or thematically related to, the conference are to be published in a special First Monday issue. Mirjam Struppek, Berlin, Geert Lovink, Sabine Niederer and Pieter Boeder of the Institute of Network Cultures will work with Edward Valauskas, Chief Editor of First Monday, as special editors for this issue.

As a contributor to/participant of Urban Screens, you are invited to submit your text - or a draft/synopsis thereof - for review to Pieter Boeder of the INC, pieterboeder[at]yahoo.com, who will be happy to give you advice and editorial assistance if needed. line for submission is Friday, 14 October 2005. After that, contributors will still have 60 days to put their papers in order. See guidelines.

URBAN SCREENS 2005 is an international conference ranging from critical theory to project experiences by researchers and practitioners in the field of art, architecture, urban studies and digital media. The focus is on understanding how the growing infrastructure of large digital displays influences the visual sphere of our public spaces. How can the commercial use of these screens be broadened and culturally curated? How can urban screens contribute to a lively urban society, and involve the audience interactively? Urban Screens 2005, 23 / 24 September 2005, TPG Building / Stedelijk Museum CS, 11th floor, Amsterdam.

FIRST MONDAY is one of the first openly accessible, peer reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet. Since its start in May 1996, First Monday has published 631 papers in 111 issues; these papers were written by 748 different authors. First Monday is indexed in Communication Abstracts, Computer & Communications Security Abstracts, INSPEC, ISI‚s Web of Knowledge, LISA, PAIS, eGranary Digital Library, and other services. In the year 2004, users from 835,768 distinct hosts around the world downloaded 6,728,893 contributions published in First Monday. In August 2005, users from 89,498 distinct hosts around the world downloaded 485,746 contributions.


Contact: Pieter Boeder
Institute of Network Cultures
HvA Interactive Media
Weesperzijde 190, NL-1097 DZ Amsterdam
t: +31 640 15 09 00
f: +31 (0)20 5951840

Posted by jo at September 26, 2005 05:40 PM