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Each issue of Audiovisual Thinking will call for and then showcase academic videos around a specific theme within audiovisual culture and the media. The journal also accepts ‘opinion’ or ‘reflective’ audiovisual pieces on any area of audiovisual research or pedagogy. 

Submissions are welcome from the areas of the Arts, Journalism, Media and Communication studies, as well as Education and the Social Sciences where audiovisual material is routinely used, or is gaining ground, as an academic research tool or teaching method.

Previous issues:

Issue #2013:7The creative economy 

This issue of Audiovisual Thinking focuses on facets of ‘the creative economy’, which has become a central focus of government policy in many states. In the belief that cultural production is now central to economic life, and an essential part of global competitiveness, governments have intervened in various ways to try and stimulate cultural production and financial returns. How does this look from the standpoint of those in cultural work? 

Guest Editor: Professor  Philip Schlesinger, CCPR, University of Glasgow.


Fifth Issue: Audiovisual learning 2.0

When the development of digital technology changes the media landscape – with for example social media, Web 2.0, mobile platforms and advanced animation capabilities – the conditions for teaching and learning also change. This issue features theoretical and practice-based videos as well as case studies on aspects of education, lifelong learning and audiovisuality.

Forth Issue: Digital activism - audiovisual strategies in political mobilizing 

This issue of Audiovisual Thinking address the role of new media in politics with specific  attention towards social mobilizing and activism. This issue features academic, practice-based,  theoretical and empirical, contributions on  aspects of the interaction between audiovisuality, ‘the viral’, p2p and activist politics – top down or bottom up.

Guest editor: Cecilie Givskov, University of Copenhagen,

Third issue: The real, the virtual and the fictional - identity and authenticity in the digital era

What is digital? What is virtual? How do the digital and the virtual relate to each other? Is virtual the opposite of real, or is it a subset of reality? And where in this does the fictional come in? Although philosophical, these issues have in many different ways impacted on how we think about identity, integrity, communication and media in this digital era we have created for ourselves. 

Second issue: Rights and wrongs in the age of digital media

The second issue of Audiovisual Thinking focussed on how copyright and intellectual property issues relate to audiovisuality in general and academic video essays in particular. 

First issue: What is audiovisual thinking?

The first issue explored the legacy of audiovisual content in contemporary academic research and thinking. 

Forthcoming issues  

Issue #2012:6

The Visuality of Security  

During the last few decades, visuality and visual media has become paramount in the practices that make up international security. The instant release of video and still images from the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the constitution of WikiLeaks as a global actor through its release of a classified US military video in april 2010, the role played by videos in both the 2009 Iranian post-election crisis and the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’ are but the most recent examples. Concomitantly, questions relating to visuality have gradually become a major concern of contemporary scholarship on security. 

Guest editor: Rune Saugmann, University of Copenhagen


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