joasia joasia at i-dat.org
Tue Jul 27 18:18:50 CEST 2004

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The European Journal of Higher Arts Education
Issue 2 November 2004


The deadline for submissions 30 September 2004.

Economies of Knowledge: New Technologies in Higher Arts Education

This issue of the European Journal of Higher Arts Education explores ideas
around the production (research and enterprise) and distribution (teaching
and learning) of knowledge in higher arts education in relation to digital

Recent changes in the mode of production and dissemination of knowledge have
been often described in the context of what has been fashionably termed as
Œknowledge economy¹. Manuel Castells in The Rise of the Network Society,
(1996) points to the change in the ways technological processes are
organised - from a mode of development focussed on economic growth and
surplus-value (industrialism) to one based on the pursuit of knowledge and
increased levels of complexity of information (informationalism).

In this way, new technologies have enhanced the effectiveness of global
capitalism, enabling it to become more flexible, adaptable, faster,
efficient and pervasive. Culture, too, and indeed the education system, has
become integrated in the process of the creation of capital, with cultural
regeneration and a link between research and enterprise as an example of
capital¹s renewal. In this context it is clear that art and art education
follow economic imperatives for the most part but do they also offer the
possibility of influencing it? To what extent can the spaces of
determination be creatively reclaimed?

This issue of the European Journal of Higher Arts Education attempts to
discuss some of these mechanisms of cultural production using networked
technologies, and the limitations and hierarchies offered under the
so-called knowledge economy in relation to the following themes:

· Critical Context: Knowledge Economy, Free Networks and Open Source

· Research and Enterprise: New Cultural Economy, Creative Industries and
   Higher Education

· Models in Transition: Emergent Practices in Knowledge Transfer and its

The Editorial Board of the European Journal of Higher Arts Education (EJHAE)
ISSN 1571-9936, welcomes critical writings and artists contributions of
text/images addressing the theme of the issue.

For details of the format for submission please see the Author Instructions
below or contact Francesca Pagnacco, ELIA office, at
Francesca.Pagnacco at elia-artschools.org

For further information about the theme, specific sections and for a prior
discussion on contributions please contact the Guest Editor of the Issue 2,
Joasia Krysa at joasia at i-dat.org and/or Francesca Pagnacco.

All texts will be reviewed by the Board of Academic Referees:

Joasia Krysa, guest editor (i-DAT / University of Plymouth, UK/Poland)
Geoff Cox (i-DAT / University of Plymouth, UK)
Karel Dudesek (Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication UK/Austria)
Elisa Giaccardi (University of Colorado, US/Italy)
Marina Grzinic (Institute of Philosophy, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Violetta Kutlubasis-Krajewska (WRO Foundation Center for Media Art, Poland)
Neil Spiller (Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London)
Marek Wasilewski (Academy of Fine Art, Poznan, Poland).

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