The new Summer 2015 Issue is now available here.

NMEDIAC has adopted the mission of publishing peer-reviewed papers and audiovisual pieces which contextualize encoding/decoding environments and the discourses, ideologies, and human experiences/uses of new media apparatuses. In relation to previous work, NMEDIAC will provide an intellectual canvas where the cultural spaces and experiences of new media are theorized and rigorously explored within both global and local contingencies of the present and past. In particular, we will publish articles that take critial/cultural approaches to analyzing new media.

In addition to publishing scholarly articles that address the theme of new media & culture, NMEDIAC will also solicit and publish audiovisual new media art and presentations. Some of these pieces will incorporate scholarly analysis, but others will 'stand alone' as expressions that contextualize and comment on general or specific themes and issues that new media technologies bring us up against -- such as new media as experienced culture.

Call for Papers

NMEDIAC is currently accepting paper submissions for future issues. Long abstracts or proposals may be emailed to the Managing Editor who will offer quick feedback as to whether the proposed manuscript would be appropriate for the journal. Approval of an abstract or proposal does not constitute acceptance however. Only completed papers will be put through the blind peer-review process. We will only review papers with the understanding that they are not being reviewed by other journals and have not been previously published in their current form.

Papers should be submitted by email in one of three formats (.doc, .pdf, .html) to Jonathan Lillie, Managing Editor, at:

jlillie@loyola.edu (Loyola University Maryland)

Paper length may vary from 5,000 to 12,000 words. Projects much longer than 12,000 words should be broken into two companion articles to be published in consecutive issues. All submissions should follow the latest APA style and citation guidelines.

Audiovisual new media art or presentations may be submitted or proposed at any time. Preference is placed on pieces that are submitted along with, or incorporate, scholarly work OR that emphasize general or specific themes within the broad area of new media and culture.

Journal Staff

Jonathan Lillie, Managing Editor

Jonathan is an associate professor of digital media and online journalism at Loyola University in Maryland. He was a Park Doctoral Fellow in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his PhD. His interests include online journalism, the cultural uses of Internet technologies, new media, and new media discourses in history.

Lane Last, Editor for New Media Art

Lane Last is a Media Artist and Painter based in Union City, Tennessee. He is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee - Martin in the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts and the Director of the Graphic Design emphasis for the department. Lane holds an MFA and a BS - Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with primary concentrations in Painting, Video, and New Media, though he has worked in Film Production, Performance Art, Installation / Non-Static Forms, and Printmaking. He was previously on the faculty at Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin and Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois his hometown. Lane has been exhibiting his animations and media works in international venues and competitions for the past two years. He has also been exhibiting his paintings in international, national, and regional museums and galleries for the past 12 years. His works can be found in public and private collections across the U.S. and Japan. Though Tennessee is now his home, Lane has lived and worked in New York City, Los Angeles, and Madison, Wisconsin.

Brian Carroll, Assistant Editor

Brian is an assistant professor of journalism in the Department of Communication at Berry College with research interests in new media, communication law, online community, and the black press and Negro league baseball. He teaches news writing, editing, and mass media law.

Laurie Henry, Assistant Editor

Laurie A. Henry is a certified middle school teacher in Connecticut. She holds a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Currently, Laurie provides professional development for educators in the area of technology integration and the new literacies of the Internet. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in literacy and technology at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include reading comprehension in online environments, searching for information, online communications, and the new literacies of the Internet. Laurie is also a member of the Advisory Panel for ReadWriteThink (www.readwritethink.org).

Megan Sapnar Ankerson, Assistant Editor for New Media Art

Megan is a PhD candidate in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her dissertation explores the cultural history of web design practices during the dot-com boom period. Her research interests include visual culture, software studies, web historiography, political economies of new media, and electronic literature. She co-founded the new media poetry journal Poems that Go in 2000.

J. Marcus Weekley, Assistant Editor

J. Marcus Weekley is currently pursuing a PhD in English at Texas Tech University, with the aim of graduating in the spring of 2006. His critical work has appeared in such places as The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia, Successful Writing at Work, 7th Ed., and other places. Marcus is also a creative writer and a photographer (www.whynottryitagain2.com).

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