Convergence is a refereed academic journal which addresses the creative, social, political and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media technologies. As a research journal it provides a forum both for monitoring and exploring developments and for publishing vital research. Published quarterly in paper form and adopting an inter-disciplinary approach Convergence will develop this area into an entirely new research field. The principal aims of Convergence are:
to develop critical frameworks and methodologies which enable the reception, consumption and impact of new technologies to be evaluated in their domestic, public and educational contexts
to contextualise the study of those new technologies within existing debates in media studies, and to address the specific implications of the increasing convergence of media forms
to monitor the conditions of emergence of new media technologies, their subsequent mass production and the development of new cultural forms
to promote discussion and analysis of the creative and educational potentials of those technologies, and to contextualise those cultural practices within wider cultural and political debates.
The Editorial Board
Australia: Rebecca Coyle (Macquarie University), Ross Harley (University of New South Wales), Philip Hayward (Macquarie University), Canada: Sara Diamond, (Banff Centre for the Arts). UK: Roy Ascott (CAIIA, Gwent College of Higher Education), Robin Baker (Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication), Colin Beardon (University of Brighton), Luke Hockley (University of Luton), Sadie Plant (University of Birmingham ). USA: Jay David Bolter (Georgia Institute of Technology), Joseph Foley (Independent Consultant), George Landow (Brown University), Margaret Morse (University of California Santa Cruz).
Our aims are supported by: Will Bell (The Arts Council of England), Mike Crump (Centre for the Book, British Library), David Hancock (Eurimages).
Proposals for articles or completed papers should be sent to: Julia Knight or Alexis Weedon, Editors, Convergence, School of Media Arts, University of Luton, 75 Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AJ, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1582 34111, fax: + 44 1582 489014, email: Convergence@luton.ac.uk