18.268 Human IT call for papers on dynamic maps

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 07:28:11 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 268.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 07:18:49 +0100
         From: Mats Dahlström <Mats.Dahlstrom_at_hb.se> (by way
         Subject: Human IT CFP: Dynamic Maps


Human IT is a multidisciplinary, scholarly e-journal dedicated to
research and discussion about digital media as communicative, aesthetic
and ludological instruments. It is published by the Centre for
Information Technology Studies as a Human Science, which is a joint
initiative by the departments at the University College of Boras,

Human IT publishes scholarly articles, essays and reviews, and
encourages the participation of academics and practitioners alike.
Contributions in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and English are accepted,
and up to this point the journal has had a predominantly Scandinavian
scope. However, an increasing part of the material is written in English
and reaches an international audience. The journal web site, including
author instructions and previous issues, is available at:

We have now begun designing a forthcoming thematic issue on Dynamic
Maps (DM), scheduled for release during 2005, and hereby invite
contributions on this topic. As a field, DM is concerned with new
developments in geographical information systems, information
visualization and rich, interactive computer-supported representation
without foregoing the role, history and tradition of non-digital maps.
Dynamic maps offer ways of synthesizing material from many sources and
representing them in multi-layered and interactive representations.
These representations may be used in cultural simulations, social
visualization or as integrated in other media and virtual environments.
They may also be used artistically, non-geographically, for surveillance
or in any of a multitude of instances where spatial data is available.
The field is inherently multi-disciplinary and contributors may be
concerned with specific representations, modes of presentation, artistic
enterprises or questions of representation, context, history and

Contributions may relate to a broad range of topics including the

Maps as ideas
Dynamic representation
Social visualization
Geographical Information Systems
Space-time representation
The role of scale in dynamic maps
Dynamic mapping and surveillance
Maps in cultural simulations
Mapping virtual worlds (and virtual worlds as maps)
Dynamic maps in art
Non-traditional ways of representing rich, complex spatial data

Patrik Svensson at HUMlab at Umea University, Sweden, will act as guest

We welcome and encourage all contributions on these or other aspects of
DM before the deadline at December 31, 2004. The special issue will
primarily feature material in the journal's open section, and
manuscripts accepted by the editorial board and the guest editor will be
published there. Authors who wish to be considered for the refereed
section should specify this and will be considered by external referees.
For further information, please visit our web site at
<http://www.hb.se/bhs/humanit/>, or contact our guest editor Patrik
Svensson at <patrik.svensson_at_humlab.umu.se>.

Yours sincerely,

Mats Dahlström, co-editor Human IT, <Mats.Dahlstrom_at_hb.se>.
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