Arts Future Book

Arts Future Book is a research project and academic book series investigating the future of academic publishing in the arts, led by Charlotte Frost.

The research project brings together experts in the creative and technological development of publishing to discover what the literally and theoretically book-bound art critical disciplines might absorb from online information networks and emergent publishing systems.

Current project partners are:

  • Dr Jussi Parikka, Director of the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, a digital humanities specialist unit.
  • Gylphi an academic arts and humanities publisher focusing on the twentieth century and beyond.
  • HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden, a dedicated laboratory for research into the digital humanities.
  • if:book a think-and-do tank investigating the evolution of intellectual discourse as it shifts from printed pages to networked screens.
  • Open Mute/Progressive Publishing Service an organisation supporting cultural practice in the information age, building knowledge architectures and new publishing tools for cross-platform content.
  • PhD2Published an organisation offering academic book publishing advice to early career academics while investigating technical developments in systems for distributing academic research.
  • Proboscis/Bookleteer/Story Cubes an organisation developing online tools and offline models that challenge the physical format of the book.

The academic book series, published by Gylphi, seeks to foster new scholarship in the arts, and publish unique works that rethink contemporary visual culture and establish new systems for considering art. It will exploit recent technological advances in publishing to better disseminate such bodies of arts knowledge and develop wider readership and new reader experiences. Each book published within the series will respect established academic standards, while redefining what an academic text might be and how it might be used.

You can keep up to date with the project and the book series through our Facebook page.

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