The speed of technological change is transforming contemporary society. In a global culture driven forward by dramatic developments in technology, seemingly no aspect of politics, culture and society is left undisturbed.
Visions of the wireless future are associated with new technologies of digital communication. Creative innovations in electronic education alter the perceptual landscape of how we learn, communicate, and think in the digital universe. Images of the "biotech future" are indelibly related to new developments in biochips, cloning, stem cell research, and genetic engineering. Utopian projections of a computer-mediated economy have quickly given rise to market-driven images of "branding" and "globalization" as well as to politically driven protest expressions of "anti-globalization."
Digital Futures is a new series of critical probes of the digital future. The question of technology is framed by the broader traditions of literature, humanities, politics and the arts. Focussing on the ethical, political and cultural implications of emergent technologies, the series looks at the future of technology through the "digital eye" of the writer, new media artist, political theorist, social thinker, cultural historian, and humanities scholar. The series invites contributions to understanding the political context of contemporary technology, including, for example, the relationship of terrorism, ethnicity and fundamentalisms to images of the "wired world," in addition to cultural reflections on such issues as the implications of the machine-body interface and the biotech future. The series is envisioned as a creative dialogue on the destiny of the wired world in all of its utopian promise and real perils.
Taiaiake Alfred, University of Victoria; Michael Dartnell, University of New Brunswick; Ronald Deibert,University of Toronto; Christopher Dewdney, York University; Sara Diamond, OCAD; Sue Golding (johnny de philo), University of Greenwich; Pierre Levy, University of Ottawa; Warren Magnusson, University of Victoria; Lev Manovich, University of California San Diego; Marcos Novak, UCLA; John O'Neill, York University; Stephen Pfohl, Boston College; Avital Ronell, New York University; Brian Singer, York University; Sandy Stone, University of Texas, Austin; Andrew Wernick, Trent University.
Initial enquiries about manuscript submission should be directed to:
Siobhan McMenemy, Editor
Cultural Studies University of Toronto Press
10 St. Mary Street, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M4Y 2W8 Canada