Call for Papers – GEMInIS Journal year 4 – n. 2 – Post-web Internet: the internet of things

Call for Papers (extended until November 11)

The GEMInIS Journal, linked to the Federal University of São Carlos Post-Graduation Program in Image and Sound (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Imagem e Som – PPGIS) has opened the call for papers for its forthcoming edition, covering as main theme “Post-web Internet: the internet of things”. The thematic dossier addresses the current cultural, political, communicational and economical changes, induced by the emergence of ubiquitous digital networks, in which data and information are stored in clouds and can be accessed by any dispositive. In this context, in which the contents produced and consumed by users migrate from a platform to another, it’s pertinent to pay attention to this mediatic practices’ configuration, also observing the agencied assemblages of the most distinct communicational apparatus of subjectification.

The Internet of things reconfigures the old digital networks, based in a ecosystem that usually consisted of portals, institutional sites and personal webpages. It also potentiates Web 2.0’s user generated content production and sharing services, with platforms such as Youtube, Flickr, Podcasts, Wikipedia among others. At the post-web scenario, things and contents are connected through smartphones, tablets, ‘wearable computers’or apparatus attached to the bodies, like the Google Glass.

In this way, this dossier’s proposal dialogizes with the current moment and tendencies for the communications field, since this edition’s main theme is encountered in the most varied media spaces, and it could be related to multiple knowledge fields of study, like systemic theories, Big Data analysis, subjectivity’s production studies, post-humanism, control and datasurveillance mechanisms, as well as the remixing and hybridizing’s character of the pop culture in the networks.

Papers must be submitted until November 03, 2013 The deadline for papers has been extended until November 11, papers must be submitted by email to the following address: The text can be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Article’s extension must be .DOC or similar Microsoft Word compatible files, and the text size must fit from 7 pages (around 2500 words) to 25 pages (circa 11300 words). The text structure, including it’s abstract, images and tables have to be adapted to the current ABNT publishing rules.

In addition to accepting papers related to the main theme, the journal also will receive academic articles that address other issues related to the communication and audiovisual fields; as well as essays, interviews and reviews of books recently published in Brazil and abroad. Priority is given to publishing the papers submitted by authors that have been co-written with doctors or researchers with PhDs.

The authors have to attach to the work an “authorization term for publishing”, signed by themselves in the following worlds. “I ___________ (complete name of the author), in the case of my paper being selected by the magazine editorial committee, authorize the publication of my article _____________ (title of the article), written by _______ (names of the authors) in the periodic“. This term must be sent in PDF or JPG formats.

Rules for publication.

The GEMInIS’ Journal was created in 2010, when the Group of Studies about Interactive Media in Image and Sound, linked to the Federal University of São Carlos’s Post-Graduation Program in Image and Sound – PPGIS/UFSCar was completing three years since its foundation. The online and biannual Journal has as its objective to reunite scientific and artistic works that deal with media convergence phenomena. The publication has Qualis B2 classification by the Brazilian government agency CAPES, in the Applied Social Sciences field. ISSN: 2179-1465.