|Editor-in-Chief:||Briankle G. Chang|
|Managing Editor:||Zachary J. McDowell|
communication +1 provides an open forum for exploring and sharing ideas about communication across modes of inquiry and perspectives. Its primary objective is to push the theoretical frontiers of communication as an autonomous and distinct field of research. Suspending any judgment regarding distinction between theory and practice, this forum encourages critical reflections on communication and seeks to encourage these reflections to and among those who place communication at the center of their thinking and writing.
Depending on editorial choices, each issue will be either open or theme-based. In keeping with the spirit of open exploration and sharing, we welcome proposal for issue topics.
Our current CFPs can be found here.
Current Volume: Volume 1 (2012) Futures of Communication
As its name suggests, communication +1 seeks to move thinking about communication toward unexplored terrain whose outline can be discerned only by continuous communications about communication. Rather than letting specific forms of communication guide our research agenda, rather than focusing on so-called “contents” or “messages” that reduce communication as event or process to semiotic objects, we suggest that we take a step back to revisit the very concept formation, with which we have always and already begun and on the basis which the study of communication may hope to mark out its distinct field of inquiry. Active in this project is a certain projection, a point of view by which to think about communication without foretelling what is to be found in our exploration. We hope to open a space for those for whom communication is at the center of their work – suggesting new lines of inquiry and thematizing communication as constitutive of our social being.
We are pleased to present the inaugural issue. To the authors we extend our deep gratitude for their contributions; to the readers we extend our invitation for inputs and suggestions.
The following pages this begin a conversation we hope will continue. And it is to those whom have spoken we shall turn.