We are pleased to announce that the special issue on New Materialist Informatics, edited by Goda Klumbyte and Claude Draude, has been published by the journal Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research.
The special issue presents work spanning humanities, social sciences, arts, computer science and design that engages intersections of new materialism and informatics. Seeking to showcase some of the practices and possible directions of new materialist informatics as a research and design field, the articles presented in this issue address crossovers and convergences between engineering, human-computer interaction, arts, media and culture studies, philosophy, political economy, robotics, architecture,and design. Accordingly, they also present different understandings of materiality as it engages informatics, as well as different methods, varying from historical genealogies, computational experiments, to theoretical analyses and theory-led interventions. This methodological diversity is crucial for new materialist informatics as an emerging transdisciplinary field.
Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research is a scientific, open and peer reviewed journal designed as a space for dialogue and reflection upon about the interdisciplinary and contemporary turn to matter.The research presented in the journal explores new modes of engaging materiality and how that impacts research practices and the relation between researcher and the object of research.
The full issue (open access) can be found here: https://revistes.ub.edu/index.
Table of contents:
Editorial: Prospects for a New Materialist Informatics: Introduction to the Special Issue
Peer reviewed articles:
- Cybersecurity and Simondon’s Concretization Theory:
Making Software More Like a Living Organism
Ziyuan Meng, Jon K. Burmeister
- Difference-in-relation: Diffracting human-robot encounters
- Articulating Nomadic Identities of Radio Signals
- Discerning Relational Data in Breath Patterns. Gilbert Simondon’s Philosophy in the Context of Sequence Transduction
- Manifold Spaces and Patterned Potentialities
Yota Passia, Panagiotis Roupas
- Japanese data strategies, global surveillance capitalism, and the “LINE problem”
- Contagious Education
P. Taylor Webb, Marcelina Piotrowski, Petra Mikulan
- Speculative Materialities, Indigenous Worldings and Decolonial Futures in Computing & Design
Goda Klumbytė, Ren Loren Britton, Outi Laiti , Luiza Prado de O. Martins , Femke Snelting, Caroline Ward
- Algorithmic Kinning
Paul Heinicker, Jonas Parnow
- Exposed. Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times (Alaimo, Stacy, 2016)
- Theory of the Object (Nail, Thomas, 2021)