spheres: Journal for Digital Cultures is an open peer-reviewed web journal associated with the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC) at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. It is concerned with contemporary, historical and emerging discussions about digital cultures, thereby exploring the theoretical, political and social stakes within these debates as well as scrutinising key concepts like public spheres, media spheres and atmospheres.
The purpose of the web journal is to serve as a research resource, freely available as an open access publication, which aims to make sense of the theory and politics of digital cultures. The journal offers an innovative, useful and easy to access resource, combining text with audiovisual content and enabling new narrative forms in the field of digital cultures. spheres, therefore, seeks to promote a dialogue between scholars, policy makers, media artists, activists and hackers, fostering the production of globally connected knowledge, as well as alliances between the Southern and Northern hemisphere.
The content of our web journal is generated through open calls, conferences, workshops, production sprints, commissioned works and events carried out by the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC) and its wider network. The contributions cater both the traditional needs for high quality academic articles, which go through an open peer-review process, reviews and reports, as well as ad-hoc interventions into and hands-on experiences.