Editor talk: Samuel Bianchini on "The .able Journal" - a new way for visual peer-reviewed publishing

The Doctoral Department of the VDA invites you to a lecture-discussion by guest artist-researcher Samuel Bianchini (Paris, EnsAD) on how to peer-review and publish one's own research and projects in images, using a minimum amount of text.

The event will be moderated by Vytautas Michelkevičius.

The meeting will take place on the Zoom platform on 26 March at 16.00. Vilnius time.

The .able Journal
a new vision for an alternative way
of publication: what? for whom? and how?

Today, research in art and design is flourishing. Firmly rooted in practice, this new approach is positioned at the intersections of art, design, and the sciences, responding to the complexities of contemporary society and environmental concerns.

Sensory perception is at the center of practice-based research in art and design, and thus at the heart of the .able. A free access peer-reviewed journal exploring the full potential of multimedia and multi-platform publishing, the .able aims to deliver visual essays to the academic sphere and beyond, to bring this research and creation to as wide an audience as possible.

As the Vilnius Academy of Arts has recently become a partner of the .able, the editor-in-chief of this journal, Samuel Bianchini, will present this editorial project during a dedicated conference for the Vilnius Academy of Arts. He will contextualize the interest in finding alternative forms of publication, and will also focus on how to contribute to the .able by making pertinent use of the new formats on offer: zoom.able, pan.able, story.able, scroll.able and video.able.

Zoom Link to attend the conference: https://zoom.us/j/91046264304 | Code : 974074

Samuel Bianchini Samuel Bianchini is an artist and teacher-researcher (professor, habilitated to supervise research) at École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD, Paris Sciences et Lettres University) where he is the head of the Reflective Interaction group of EnsadLab (EnsAD’s laboratory) on research on interactive “dispositifs”. He is a member of SACRe Laboratory (Sciences Arts Création Recherche) of PSL University and involved in its doctoral program, for which he supervises PhD in art and design. He is also member of the canadian research-creation network Hexagram and associate member of the Cluster of excellence Matters of Activity, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

In close relation to his research and artistic practice, Samuel Bianchini has undertaken theoretical work, which has led to numerous publications. He has published over 70 texts with publishers such as Springer, Editions du Centre Pompidou, Editions Jean-Michel Place, MIT Press, Analogues, Burozoïque, Hermes, Les presses du réel, Birkhauser, etc. As an author, director or co-director, he edited 7 books including the collective book Practicable. From Participation to Interaction in Contemporary Art, MIT Press, 2016 (co-directed with Erik Verhagen). He also founded the international and multi-platform image-based journal .able of which he is currently editor-in-chief, a journal published by Actar (Barcelona, New York) and developed with the support of The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation in France and Spain.

Sites web : https://able-journal.org | https://reflectiveinteraction.ensadlab.fr