_SPEED_ provides a forum for the critical investigation of technology, media, and society. Our intention is to contribute toward a democratic discourse of technology and media, one that is always focused upon the material conditions of life that technologies and media constitute and demand, and yet does not lose sight of the power of ideas to change those conditions. We feel that as media of various kinds become more ubiquitous, what it means to live with and talk about a "medium" changes and expands, and so do the critical vocabularies of interpreting what those transformations indicate. Our primary goal in that effort is to foster a cross-fertilization of ideas between communities of people in the "academy" and "industry" too often separated, not by interest or common concern, but by artificially imposed disciplinary and organizational boundaries. We think that _SPEED_ is a promising step toward making these institutional boundaries more permeable, and a critical politics of "mediated sociality" more powerful.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT _SPEED_
- A remarkable must-see online journal.
- One of the slickest and most thoughtful of the publications that chew over how technology and society feed off of each other. (4 out of 4 rating)
- A high-end world wide web-based forum for the exploration of the cutting edge theoretical and methodological concerns of our era. Electronic Artists, Sociologists, Architecturalists, Computer Scientists and Media Theoreticians of all stripes and backgrounds have made SPEED into one of the smartest (and most unpredictable) new web projects. Cyberculture gets self-reflexive... and it's about time!
--GNN Whole Internet Catalog
- One of many culturally and aesthetically relevant projects of the The Art Studio Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Speed is an intricately worked, visually intriguing journal.
- Voted by our editors as one of the Top 100 Web Sites of All Time, and one of the top five in the world in the art category. _SPEED_ excels in three critical areas: content, aesthetic merit and "techno smartness."
--The Net Magazine
VERSION 1.4 "PAUL VIRILIO"
- "What's Hot! MSN's Best of the Web."
- CNET's "Best of the Web"
- Comflow's Guide to the Best Real Content on the Web.
- LookSmart's Editor's Choice Award.
- Metropolis Magazine's Top Design Site.
1.4 is a special issue of SPEED that critically addresses the work of architect, military historian, media and technology theorist Paul Virilio. This issue is truly international in scope. It includes over 18 on- and 40 off-site texts, videos, animations, and sounds, contributed by artists and theorists from a variety of countries including: Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Tartar Republic, United Kingdom, and the United States.
HOW TO CONTACT _SPEED_
Please send all submissions, criticisms, praise, suggestions, or anything else
you have on your mind to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to hear from you!
If for whatever reason you need to communicate with us via the U.S. Postal
Service, please send your correspondence to:
c/o Robert Nideffer
Department of Art Studio
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA. 93106
Submissions to the journal can be made by electronic mail (preferred), on disk
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