Ubiquity (Journal)

The Journal of Pervasive Media

ISSN 20456271 , ONLINE ISSN 2045628X

Ubiquity is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal for creative and transdisciplinary practitioners interested in technologies, practices and behaviours that have the potential to radically transform human perspectives on the world.



Editor

Mike Phillips
University of Plymouth
M.Phillips@plymouth.ac.uk

Chris Speed
Edinburgh College of Art
c.speed@eca.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Jane Macdonald
Edinburgh College of Art
jane.macdonald@eca.ac.uk

Ubiquity is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal for creative and transdisciplinary practitioners interested in technologies, practices and behaviours that have the potential to radically transform human perspectives on the world. ‘Ubiquity', the ability to be everywhere at the same time, a potential historically attributed to the occult is now a common feature of the average mobile phone. The title refers explicitly to the advent of ubiquitous computing that has been hastened through the consumption of networked digital devices. The journal anticipates the consequences for design and research in a culture where everyone and everything is connected, and will offer a context for visual artists, designers, scientists and writers to consider how Ubiquity is transforming our relationship with the world.


Editor

Mike Phillips
University of Plymouth
M.Phillips@plymouth.ac.uk

Chris Speed
Edinburgh College of Art
c.speed@eca.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Jane Macdonald
Edinburgh College of Art
jane.macdonald@eca.ac.uk

Editor

Mike Phillips
University of Plymouth
M.Phillips@plymouth.ac.uk

Chris Speed
Edinburgh College of Art
c.speed@eca.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Jane Macdonald
Edinburgh College of Art
jane.macdonald@eca.ac.uk

Editor

Mike Phillips
University of Plymouth
M.Phillips@plymouth.ac.uk

Chris Speed
Edinburgh College of Art
c.speed@eca.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Jane Macdonald
Edinburgh College of Art
jane.macdonald@eca.ac.uk

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Ubiquity is an international peer reviewed journal for creative and transdisciplinary practitioners interested in technologies, practices and behaviours that have the potential to radically transform human perspectives on the world. ‘Ubiquity', the ability to be everywhere at the same time, a potential historically attributed to the occult is now a common feature of the average mobile phone. The title refers explicitly to the advent of ubiquitous computing that has been hastened through the consumption of networked digital devices. The journal anticipates the consequences for design and research in a culture where everyone and everything is connected, and will offer a context for visual artists, designers, scientists and writers to consider how Ubiquity is transforming our relationship with the world.
In embracing these aspirations Ubiquity recognises the transgressions and trauma that are implicit in the inevitable cultural shifts that follow. As well as providing opportunities for enriching human experience such technologies and entangled practices bring with them neurosis and paranoia. The Journal aims to create new dialogues between different disciplines that are using new technologies within a social/cultural context. Ubiquity will not only focus on creative disciplines but will provoke a critical engagement with science, computing and socio/economic studies emphasising the impact that design and technology has on everyone's lives.
Seeking new methodologies for interfacing with the world, a series of practical and theoretical design processes are beginning to emerge from a wide variety of industrial, academic, scientific and creative contexts. These new methodologies are collapsing previous distinctions between science and art, and are constructing new inter-disciplinary vocabularies for understanding a social, environmental and technical sense of ‘place' that was previously understood through the limited and discrete parameters of time and space.
Ubiquity focuses on contemporary practices that engage with these technologies and behaviours within the creative arts (design, architecture and art) but more importantly explores the impact these technologies are having on synergies between disciplines and the broader cultural context. The journal seeks to establish critical and creative frameworks and methodologies that effectively articulate and nurture innovation in this field.
Ubiquity adopts a networked publishing strategy that is underpinned by creative practice and the reflexive application of these technologies through workshops, collaborations, commissions, seminars, field work, documenta, conversations, interviews, media archaeology and data streams. Built around heavily illustrated articles, Ubiquity adopts a pragmatic and open approach to the dissemination of practice within this emergent field. Ubiquity offers a context for experimentation through interdisciplinary collaboration and access to ‘instruments' that encourage a reflexive reinterpretation of disciplinary practices. The journal will be supplemented by a dynamic website incorporating a blog and RSS feed, with regular pod casts on interviews, discussions, and online extensions of published projects/papers. These utilities will also tap into social networking sites that support existing academic and practitioner networks.


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Editor

Mike Phillips
University of Plymouth
M.Phillips@plymouth.ac.uk

Chris Speed
Edinburgh College of Art
c.speed@eca.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Jane Macdonald
Edinburgh College of Art
jane.macdonald@eca.ac.uk

Editorial Board

Peter Anders
Architect, Kayvala Consulting

Gianni Corino
Plymouth University

Elisa Giaccardi
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Paul Green
Cork Institute of Technology

Andy Hudson-Smith
University College London

Angelina Karpovich
Brunel University

David McConville
Elumenati.com

Jon Rogers
University of Dundee

Jen Southern
Lancaster University

Paul Thomas
University of Kansas Libraries

Claudia Westermann
Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University

Editor

Mike Phillips
University of Plymouth
M.Phillips@plymouth.ac.uk

Chris Speed
Edinburgh College of Art
c.speed@eca.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Jane Macdonald
Edinburgh College of Art
jane.macdonald@eca.ac.uk

 
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Contents

  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2015


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2014


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2013


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2012


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2012


Editor

Mike Phillips
University of Plymouth
M.Phillips@plymouth.ac.uk

Chris Speed
Edinburgh College of Art
c.speed@eca.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Jane Macdonald
Edinburgh College of Art
jane.macdonald@eca.ac.uk

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