Leaving for Australia later this morning, for grand experiment of sorts. Will be meeting up with five PhD students from UO once there, for a workshop on Fembot (an online, open access, open source experiment in online publishing, peer review, and feminist community). We’re meeting with editorial board members from Fibreculture (http://fibreculturejournal.org/) and Intersections (http://intersections.anu.edu.au/), we’re presenting at Console-ing Passions (without bias or exaggeration, the best conference in the world :D) http://www.flinders.edu.au/console-ing-passions/.
I’m getting excited about the journal itself — starting to feel like it’s really possible and very forward-thinking. At a separate conference last week, John Wilinsky (http://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/willinsk), who gave a couple of great and inspired sessions on open access, suggested that it was enough to change one thing about online publishing (this in the context of promoting the Online Journal System).
Well, Fembot hopes to do a lot more than that. Why the hell not?