Emerald Studies in Digital Cultures responds to a rapidly changing digital world, understood as a cultural paradigm permeating our everyday lives, and the broader philosophical challenges that accrue in its wake. It foregrounds explorations in and through the digital humanities, and connects with the broader impacts of digital media on society, and on our modes of enquiry. The series is situated at the nexus of practice and theory, centring scholarly explorations of (for example) creative technologies, pervasive media, the future(s) of the book, remediation and transmediality.
The series engages with digital cultures in three broad categories: i) theoretical and philosophical studies regarding our ‘turn towards the digital’; ii) case studies of work in the field of digital practice, representing paradigm-defining or innovative practice in a range of fields form traditional digital humanities scholarship to performance art and gamification; iii) provocations about possible futures of the digital (for good or for ill).
The series brings these exciting and transformative discourses into conversation with each other, fostering inter- and trans-disciplinarity and supporting new ways of considering our digital world.