The DATA browser book series explores new thinking and practice at the intersection of contemporary art, digital culture and politics. The series takes theory or criticism not as a fixed set of tools or practices, but rather as an evolving chain of ideas that recognise the conditions of their own making. In this way, we find the term "browser" useful in pointing to the framing device through which data is delivered over information networks and processed by algorithms. Whereas a conventional understanding of browsing suggests surface readings, and cursory engagement with the material, the series celebrates the potential of browsing for dynamic interpretation of existing material and ideas into new configurations of collective meaning.
Each book includes contributions from established and emerging academics in conventional written forms as well as visual and/or experimental modes. In keeping with the working principles of Open Humanities Press, the series provides a platform to address the perceived crisis of in scholarly publishing in the arts and humanities, and promotes radical open access, facilitates a diversity of critical approaches and voices, and self-reflection on the process of production.
DATA browser books are open access, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution By Attribution Share Alike License or CC4r * COLLECTIVE CONDITIONS FOR RE-USE License. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher, although you might like to let us know. Books are developed through a peer-review process, and are freely available for PDF download as well as print copies for sale through online/offline book stores.
Developed by series editors Geoff Cox and Joasia Krysa, DATA browser was established in 2004 and until 2017 published by Autonomedia, and has been supported by Arts Council England, Aarhus University and University of Plymouth. Now it is supported by the Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool John Moores University, and the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University, and is published by Open Humanities Press.
To propose an edited book for the series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.