Interfaces: Essays and Reviews in Computing and Culture; Ongoing Call for Papers (Short Essays)
In June 2020 Charles Babbage Institute for Computing, Information, and Culture (CBI) launched a new E-Journal. It is entitled Interfaces: Essays and Reviews in Computing and Culture. We have been thrilled by the response (content, comments, and downloads to date) with regard to the insightful short essays we have published thus far and encourage you to submit your own essay (essay submissions are editor reviewed). Interfaces has a continuous publication model with publication date for each essay/article (no waiting in queue) and push email to subscribers (and volumes by calendar year).
Interfaces publishes short essay articles (1,500 to 3,500 words) and review essays (books, film, physical/virtual exhibits, other media) on computer/software/internet studies. Interfaces will be co-edited by CBI Director Jeffrey Yost and CBI Acting Archivist Amanda Wick. The editors are especially interested in content connecting the history of computing/IT studies with contemporary social, cultural, political, legal, economic, and environmental issues--e.g. essays on gender, race, class, users, human computer interaction, identity, labor, gaming, automation, capitalism, inequality, AI, algorithmic thinking, education/learning, local or global environmental ecosystems, law/criminal justice, cryptocurrencies, security, leisure, and privacy. It, however, is not limited to these (any computing history or historically contextualized IT studies topics or themes are in scope). The journal seeks to be an interface between disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences/medicine (including/especially CS, HCI, information science, and sciences of the artificial); as well as an interface between academic and broader.
To submit to Interfaces: Send a Word file of your essay, which includes a bibliography/sources at the end (bib., image captions, and 75 word or shorter bio, do not count to word maximum). Authors should use in-text parenthetical cites (MLA) with no footnotes/endnotes/note text. Authors retain copyright and only sign a license form allowing Interfaces to publish (and the journal is open/free access). Send (either manuscripts or inquiries) to Jeffrey Yost, or Amanda Wick.