Call for manuscripts:
Special Issue of Journal of Business and Technical Communication: Revisiting the IText Revolution
A decade ago, the IText Manifesto was published in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication,* calling attention to the impact of information technologies with texts at their core. These ITexts, the authors claimed, represented, “new page in the story of the coevolution of humanity, culture, and technology,” promising to change both the nature of texts and their role in society. In special issue to be published in July 2010, JBTC invites researchers and scholars to revisit that promise.
In particular, we seek original research and scholarship that examines:
• New genres of texts that have emerged in the last decade in the context of new digital technologies;
• Newly emerging criteria for what makes texts effective, usable, or engaging in digital contexts;
• The changing interplay of the visual and verbal in digital texts;
• Evolving patterns or strategies for the use of ITexts in the context of work, leisure, or home;