Thursday, 24 May 2012

Dark arts and academic publishing


Berg Design and Culture  Danielle Inga May 2012

Berg Design and Culture  Danielle Inga May 2012

Berg Design and Culture  Danielle Inga May 2012

The virtual world dominates.  3D has been seconded into another film format as opposed to how we experience the physical universe. Seeing your work in print is a moment to behold. As the hours, days and months spent writing, editing and re-editing to finally produce an article that fits the requirements of peer review and academia is laid bare before you, a nascent pleasure surfaces. The realisation that this physical artefact exists in a physical world - ensconced in libraries and academic institutions but in time scholars may happen upon it, read it, reference it. Your words and research may be included in the work of another  - in the bibliography, footnotes or endnotes perhaps, justified by the academic accreditation of being published but exist they do in the physical form of the journal.

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