Submissions Still Open for THE STATE Vol 2: Speculative Geographies
Vol 2 of print journal and sociohistorical forum THE STATE is still open for submissions, and this time is premised on cultural imagination and futures of place. THE STATE invite you to speculate and translate the future’s visualisations of form and format; "By using situational spectation, tactile sensations, personal anticipation and architectural justifications, we seek a contextual understanding of today’s socialscape as a means to inform the landscapes of tomorrow."
THE STATE welcome submissions around the theme of ‘Speculative Geographies',and encourage experimentation with form, transmedia, and (web)site-specific installations; critical texts, interrogative narratives, slow journalism, sensuous net-artwork, moving or still images, psychogeographic mappings, place hacking, manifestos and conversations, among others.
Submissions are not restricted to the above, and THE STATE add to this by saying; "We are thinking about desire lines, sensory cartographies, (de)militiarised urbanities, appropriated circuit-spheres, cyborgific insects, voyeuristic reality media, drone soap operas, scent trails & olofactory claustrophobia, paleontology of the Singularity, subterranean netherworlds, dystopian forest replenishing, anti-civ anarchism and the ‘green scare,’ transhumanist unicorns, gonzo ethnography, decolonising the Internet of things, apocalyptic love letters, bioart, salvagepunk, the symphonies of credit, robot liberation struggles, ruptured temporalities, botiliciousness, fifth dimensions, the coming superabundance of screens, and the colonisation of Mars".
Send your submissions, along with a brief bio, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 April, 2012.
THE STATE require submissions to be new works, however they are willing to reprint pieces that have not been published in English, but are unable to translate. Commissioned pieces will receive up to US$500.
THE STATE investigates the space between print and audio-visual experiences and their transition to mediated online forms; transgressive cultural criticism and the sensuous architecture of this “printernet.” For more information, please visit www.thestate.ae and www.viatraffic.org