Recent years have witnessed increasing debate on the notion of illusion in the contemporary mediascape and on its role within digital environments. Illusion, however, is in itself plagued by ambiguities and even contradictions, and therefore in need of clarification
The journal AN-ICON. Studies in Environmental Images is a peer-reviewed web-based academic journal, stemming from the ERC Advanced project “AN-ICON. An-Iconology: History, Theory, and Practices of Environmental Images”.
The journal is published twice a year, in Spring and Fall. Each issue of the Journal features:
° A thematic section, investigating the key concepts elicited by immersive environments and virtual - and augmented - reality technologies ;
° One of the following permanent call, independent from the thematic sections:
- Archaeologies of Immersion
- Operational An-Icons
° A section devoted to critiques of VR and AR productions, 360° films, and other virtual reality contents.
Below you can find the currently open calls for papers
This section of AN-ICON. Studies in Environmental Images solicits contributions that monitor and critically reflect upon the applications and practical usage of an-icons.
This section of AN-ICON. Studies in Environmental Images aims to open a permanent space to investigate and discuss genealogies and archaeologies of virtual environments. Especially, unconventional approaches of overlooked research objects are welcome.