Edited by Charlotte Frost, Arts Future Book is an academic book series aiming to publish texts on art and visual culture in both print and digital formats. The series seeks to foster new scholarship in the arts, and publish unique works that rethink contemporary visual culture and establish new systems for considering art. It will highlight aspects of the impact of digital technologies on contemporary culture and indicate the ways in which technology informs our knowledge of the arts. The series will exploit recent technological advances in publishing to better disseminate such bodies of arts knowledge and develop wider readership and new reader experiences. Its premise is the notion that ideas are formed in dialogue with the media that represent them and that authors can actively forge the future of disciplines by recreating their core media. Therefore, this series sets out to chart new territory in disciplines dealing with the criticism, theorization and historicization of the arts. Each book published within the series will respect established academic standards, while redefining what an academic text might be and how it might be used.

Editorial Team

Series Editor
  • Charlotte Frost
Editorial Board
  • Gavin Butt, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Ruth Catlow, Writtle School of Design, Writtle College, Essex
  • Mike Corris, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
  • Mary Flanagan, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
  • Kelli Fuery, Chapman University, Orange
  • Charlie Gere, Lancaster University
  • Giles Lane, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Patrick Lichty, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
  • Chris Meade, if:book, London and New York
  • Gunalan Nadarajan, University of Michigan
  • Jussi Parikka, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
  • Christiane Paul, The New School, New York
  • Jessica Pressman, Yale, New Haven
  • Edward Shanken, University of Washington
  • Alexis Weedon, University of Bedfordshire

The Arts Future Book series is part of a wider research project (of the same name) investigating the future of academic publishing in the arts (and also led by Charlotte Frost). The project brings together experts in the creative and technological development of publishing to discover what the literally and theoretically book-bound art critical disciplines might absorb from online information networks and emergent publishing systems. Project partners include:

  • Jussi Parikka, Reader in Media and Design, Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton),
  • HUMlab, UmeĆ„ University, Sweden, a dedicated laboratory for research into the digital humanities.
  • if:book a think and do tank exploring the future of the book in the digital age.
  • Open Mute/Progressive Publishing Service an organization supporting cultural practice in the information age, building knowledge architectures and new publishing tools for cross-platform content.
  • PhD2Published an organization offering academic book publishing advice to early career academics while investigating technical developments in systems for distributing academic research.
  • Proboscis/Bookleteer/Story Cubes an organization developing online tools and offline models that challenge the physical format of the book.
  • Gylphi an academic arts and humanities publisher focusing on the twentieth century and beyond.