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Contributions in English, German, French, Portuguese, Czech, Spanish and Italian should be submitted to guldinr.rainer@bluewin.ch / guldinr@gmail.com

All papers are thoroughly double-blind peer-reviewed for originality, soundness, significance and relevance. Authors will be notified of the status of their papers within three months of submission. The journal publishes papers up to 8500 words, as well as shorter texts up to 3000 (event reports, reviews of books, comments on papers etc.).

Flusser Studies is aimed at a reading audience already familiar with the general outline of Flusser’s philosophy as well as with the essentials of his biography. General introductory references to the life and work of Vilém Flusser should, therefore, be avoided.

Flusser Studies is published twice a year (May and November).

 

Flusser Studies 34 (Fall 2022)

Vilém Flusser on Education

Flusser did not often take up education as a specific theme. However, a great deal of his writing is concerned with the challenges any one of us faces in accommodating enormous, often rapid changes in the conditions of contemporary life, conditions for which no existing models are adequate. Rather than regretting the loss of stable, inherited “truths” to be taught to younger people, he sought ways of alerting people -- young and old -- to the creative potential of such conditions.

We invite contributions that discuss Flusser’s thought about educational models, goals, and attitudes wherever they may appear in his writings or lectures.

Please submit your contribution to Diogo Andrade Bornhausen (guest editor) before August 1st 2022.

diogobornhausen@gmail.com

 

 

Flusser Studies 35 (May 2023)

Vilém Flusser on Colour

Between 1987 and 1989, Flusser was conceptual advisor to the interdisciplinary cultural project “A Casa da Cor” (The House of Colour) in São Paulo, to which biochemists, philosophers, architects, computer scientists and artists were invited to explore the field of colour from different points of view. In this connection, the Swiss designer, typographer, author, and artist Karl Gerstner (2 July 1930 – 1 January 2017), whom Flusser knew personally, played an important part. Flusser’s interest for colour, however, reaches much further back to the postmodern colours of post-history, Alexander Bonnier’s “cor de rosa” and beyond.

We invite contributions that discuss Flusser’s role in the “A Casa da Cor” project, his friendship and collaboration with Karl Gerstner, as well as his thought about colour in relationship to music, mathematics, photography, postmodernism and the new digital world.

Please submit your contribution before March 1st 2023 to guldin.rainer@bluewin.ch

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