Call for submissions for new section on digital methods and media

Digital research methods (i.e. the use of digital technology to collect and/or analyze research data) have become increasingly relevant over the past decade, allowing humanities researchers to formulate new questions, to find new connections in their data, and/or to synthesize very large amounts of data.  Similarly, the use of digital media has grown in relevance for the transmission of research results.  Given these advances, the editors at Encounters are creating a new section for digital methods and media, which will make its first appearance in the November 2017 issue.

We are see seeking submissions from researchers that integrate digital methods and/or digital media in their work.  Digital methods include (but are not limited to) text analytics, text topic modeling, computer-vision image analysis, GIS analysis, or any network analysis.  Digital media include (but are not limited to) software, websites, interactive displays, or data visualizations. We are accepting either paper submissions or digital submissions.  We encourage the submissions of papers that feature links to digital works or project websites, and we especially encourage the submission of digital works that can be published as web pages on our website.  Digital submissions may include (but are not limited to) interactive narratives and/or interactive data visualizations.

Guidelines for paper submissions: up to 7500 words in pdf or doc or docx format.

Guidelines for digital submissions: must run on an html platform.

Deadline: June 1st, 2017.

For further information on submissions please contact Ana Jofre (ajofre@faculty.ocadu.ca).

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Ana Jofre

Ana Jofre received her PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto, did Post-doctoral work at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg MD, and taught -and did research - at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte for six years before transitioning her career towards the arts. She then completed her MFA at OCAD University in Toronto. Her publications and conference presentations cover a wide range of intellectual interests, from physics to critical theory, and she has exhibited her artwork extensively. Her creative and research interests include figurative sculpture, the camp and the uncanny, public pedagogy, and data visualization. Dr. Jofre is currently a post-doctoral research fellow in the Visual Analytics Lab at OCAD University.