Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus is a scholarly electronic (ISSN 1942-017X) and print journal (ISSN 2159-6891.) It is blind peer-reviewed, invitational, and open to submissions in the form of theoretical papers, reports, and reviews on new media artworks. The journal provides a forum for national and international New Media Caucus members and non-members featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects.
The electronic journal was established in 2005 by Rachel Clarke, who acted as Editor-in-Chief from 2005 to 2011. Pat Badani, who established the journal’s collection of mirroring print editions as well as international and cross-organizational publications, is the current Editor-in-Chief (2011-2016.) The journal is further composed of a Deputy Executive Editor, a Reviews and Reports Editor and up to 25 Associate Editors.
The mission of the electronic and print journals is to promote academic inquiry; to reflect the wide variety of themes and areas in new media research; to further the evolving discourses related to theory and practice; to showcase the work of new media artists and their presentation environments; and to investigate the issues surrounding education and new media. The journal has published articles by influential new media theorists and practitioners such as: Mark Amerika, Sarah Cook, Amy Franceschini, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Ken Rinaldo, Laurence A. Rickels, Cornelia Sollfrank, and Faith Wilding.
Three editions are published per year: spring, summer and fall. Media-N works with guest editors to develop and publish thematic spring and fall editions. The summer edition is devoted to showcasing NMC‘s onsite and offsite proceedings during the College Art Association’s annual convention held in the United States. The electronic & print versions differ in format but are similar in content. The publication is freely available online, and the print version may be purchased through a print-on-demand service.
Summer 2015: V.11 N.02
Pat Badani, Editor-in-Chief
I am delighted to publish the current CAA Conference Edition 2015, New York, and would like to thank Associate Editor Tiffany Funk for her role as Managing Editor of V.11 N.02. Tiffany assembled and edited the publication material with the assistance of Rachel Clarke and Sid Branca.
Each year, the New Media Caucus – an affiliate of the College Art Association – organizes panel presentations, events and exhibitions during the CAA annual convention, and Media-N Journal dedicates its summer edition to showcasing NMC conference proceedings and concurrent off-site events. The New Media Caucus’ Events and Exhibitions Committee – chaired by Joyce Rudinsky –organized the 2015 proceedings.
This year we saw one panel presentation and two events, the first a series of presentations in the Media Lounge on-site at the conference venue in the New York Hilton and the second our customary off-site Showcase event hosted this time around by Hunter College.
With the intention of creating a conversation outside of the habitual rhetoric of techno euphoria, skepticism, or dread, Aleksandra Kaminska chaired the panel “Technologies of Wonder: Affective Responses in a Posthuman World.” Panel members Janine Marchessault, Florence Gouvrit Montaño and Jordi Vallverdú, Robert Gero, and Aleksandra Kaminska herself, discussed ideas on how to restore and nurture the affective dimensions of techno-encounters.
The Media Lounge at the Hilton became the locus for various events around the theme of “Alternative Economies” presenting two dominant themes: how bodies and narratives can act as disruptive forces within certain economies and the modes in which alternative economies are established. These topics are covered in this edition via Mat Rappaport’s introduction, Stephanie Tripp’s roundtable discussion with event organizers, a curatorial statement on the first session by Liss LaFleur and Ash Eliza Smith, and finally, a report on the second session by Tiffany Funk.
Tiffany Funk also contributes a comprehensive, illustrated report on the exciting CAA 2015 Showcase event in which we saw the participation of eighteen artists.
Pat Badani, Editor-in-Chief
V.11 N.02 Web issue acknowledgements
Publication coordinator and Editor-in-Chief: Pat Badani
Managing editor for the current edition: V.11 N.02: Tiffany Funk
(Assisted by Rachel Clarke and Sid Branca who compiled the Panel and Showcase material.)
Web layout design manager: Stacey Stormes
Copy editors and proofreaders: Stephanie Tripp, Tiffany Funk, Thomas F. Cohen, Stacey Stormes, and Pat Badani