dusk - chillout!? (pavillon36, 2009)

heavy-duty oldskool dnb mix



video game dj.


atarix: the bitmapper

'11 tracks, 320 kbps, unmixed,unmastered,just the raw sound', it says here.


Zombies in the Academy - book chapters for an interdisciplinary anthology

this should be good. we already got a lot of nice responses.

Call for papers: book chapters for the interdisciplinary anthology Zombies in the Academy: living death in higher education

Editors: Andrew Whelan, Chris Moore and Ruth Walker

This book takes up the momentum provided by the recent resurgence of interest in zombie culture to explore the relevance of the zombie trope to discussions of scholarly practice itself. The zombie is an extraordinarily rich and evocative popular cultural form, and zombidity, zombification and necromancy can function as compelling elements in a conceptual repertoire for both explaining and critically ‘enlivening’ the debates around a broad variety of cultural and institutional phenomena evident in the contemporary university. We propose to canvas a range of critical accounts of the contemporary university as a living dead culture. We are therefore seeking interdisciplinary proposals for papers that investigate the political, cultural, organisational, and pedagogical state of the university, through applying the metaphor of zombiedom to both the form and content of professional academic work.

We invite submissions from a range of scholars - notably in cultural and communication studies, but also popular culture, anthropology, sociology, film, game, and literary studies, political science, philosophy and education - who would be prepared to submit chapters that examine the zombie trope and its relation to higher education from a variety of perspectives.

The editors of Zombies in the Academy have an agreement for publication with Intellect Press UK for 2012. The anthology will be structured in three sections around the broad general topics of:

1. corporatisation, bureaucratisation, and zombification of higher education;
2. technology, digital media and moribund content distribution infecting the university;
3. zombie literacies and living dead pedagogies.

Paper proposals that would fit into these sections would include essays that might:

• investigate the current conditions of the academy under pressure from the ‘zombie processes’ variously described as ‘audit culture’ or the ‘McDonaldisation’ of higher education;
• explore the uncanny value of the figure of the zombie as a component in critical pedagogical accounts (zombie concepts, undead labour in Marxist theory etc.), including in such accounts as they are applied to the university itself;
• analyse the theme of zombies and the academic gaze through the narratives and mechanics of particular films, games, texts or graphic novels;
• name the attenuated conditions of work in the sector with reference to its various forms of ‘zombidity’;
• evaluate the perceived decomposition of academic standards;
• discuss the zombie contagion model as an explanatory device for the circulation of content across multiple media platforms, including into and out of the classroom;
• explore pedagogical activities that use or reflect zombie content;
• critically investigate the rise of ‘zombie literacies’ - as an epidemic circulated by an unthinking student horde, and/or the undead ivory tower itself;
• address the corpselike inertia and atavism of academic distinction and social closure (journal rankings, peer review, tenure etc.) in the face of the apparently ‘lifelike’ models of research production beyond the walls of the academy;
• reassess the metaphor of zombiedom, considering how it can be construed not only as a negative critique, but also as a possibly desirable, advantageous or alternative adaptive strategy in academic contexts.

Abstracts for proposed book chapters should be 1000 words. Authors are asked to include brief biographical details along with their proposals, including name, academic affiliation and previous publications.
Deadline for submissions is 15th December 2010. Please select the most appropriate book section theme for your paper, and submit proposals as an emailed attachment to the following editors:

For papers on the corporatisation and zombification of higher education:
- Andrew Whelan, PhD. School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Wollongong. Email: awhelan@uow.edu.au
For papers on technology, digital media and contagion:
- Chris Moore, PhD. Centre for Memory, Imagination & Invention, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University. Email: moorenet@gmail.com
For papers on zombie literacies and pedagogies:
- Ruth Walker, PhD. Learning Development, University of Wollongong. Email: rwalker@uow.edu.au

Anticipated timeline:
- proposals due December 15th 2010 (1000 words)
- contributors notified January 15th 2011
- chapters due July 1st 2011 (6,000 - 9,000 words)
- edited full manuscript to publishers December 2011
- book publication 2012

we should have a blog up shortly to track the development of the project.


shot_firer: disappointment (noiseworx 2010)
bringing the heavy sound from Україна.


urban popcultures cfp

1st Global Conference

Urban Popcultures

Tuesday 8th March – Thursday 10th March 2011

Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues related to urban life. The project will promote the ongoing analysis of the varied creative trends and alternative cultural movements that comprise urban popcultures and subcultures. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural and political contexts within which alternative urban subcultures are flourishing.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

1. Urban Space and the Landscape of the City

Urban Aesthetics and Architecture, Creative Re-imagining and Revitalization of the City. The Metropolis and Inner City Life: Urban Boredom vs. Creativity.

2. Urban Music Cultures

Histories, Representations, Discourses and Independent Scenes.
Popular Music Theory. The Visual Turn. Urban Intertextualities and Intermedialities. Postmodernity and Beyond.

3. The City as Creative Subject/Object

Urban Life and Themes Considered in Music, Literature, Art and Film, Urban Fashion, Style, and Branding.

4. Urban Codes

Urban Popular Culture and Ideology, Politics of Popcultures, D.I.Y, Alternative Ethics of the City. Urban Religion and Religious Expressions. The Avantgarde and Urban Codes.

5. The City and Cyberculture

Virtual Urbanity – Online Communities and the Impact of Social Networking. Urban Identity and Membership. Globalization/Localization of Urban Experience. Recent trends in Copyright/Copyleft. The Role of Internet in the Transformation of Music Industry. The Impact of User-generated Content.

6. The Urban Underground

The Rise and Fall of the Experimental Subcultures, Scenes and Styles.
Alternative and Underground Dance, Hip Hop, and Punk Scenes. Queer Theory and Urban Cultures. Gendered Music and Fashion. Free Urban Exploration and Libertine Lifestyles.

7. Urban Activities in Massmedia

The Visual Aspects of Urban Entertainment. The Evolution of Music and Thematic Television. Media Structure of Music Video. Explicit TV and Censorship. Urban Styles and Extreme Sports.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st October 2010.
All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th February 2011. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract,
e) body of abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Jordan Copeland

La Salle University,

Philadelphia, USA

E-mail: copeland [at] lasalle.edu

Daniel Riha

Hub Leader (Cyber), Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Charles University,

Prague, Czech Republic

E-mail: rihad [at] inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher

Network Founder and Network Leader


Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK

E-mail: up [at] inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the ‘Critical Issues’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s) or for inclusion in a new Cyber journal (launching 2011).

For further details about the project please visit: