Journal on Media Culture “BALSAS”
BALSAS (eng. literally “voice”) is a omni-directional medium, which is streaming information to the audience and receiving an echo in a form of a public discussion.
BALSAS is an interdisciplinary journal on media culture. BALSAS started as an initiative of VILMA (Vilnius Laboratory of New Media), which goal is to introduce the media culture to Lithuania. BALSAS wears a format of new media, whereas content is created with participatory principle by participants/readers and with editorial principle by editors. BALSAS has an intention to create a digital and critical community, which develops the discourse of media culture in Lithuania.
BALSAS among other activites is organising a series of Vilnius Media Seminars (VMS), which a discussion between Belarusian and Lithuanian young researchers and activists.
Since 2007 October BALSAS is runing on MAIN TOPIC basis, which means that every 3-4th month we have a new topic announced. The new topic MIGRATING REALITY is going on since the 1st of March 2008. Call for papers/audio-visual works.
Journal is exploring these topics:
- Old and new media culture and philosophy;
- Net culture and philosophy;
- Information and knowledge society;
- Interplay between art, science and technology;
- (New) media art;
- (New) media politics;
- Tactical media and the corporative networks of mass media;
Editor: Vytautas Michelkevicius (firstname.lastname@example.org) – media theorist and activist; PhD student in communication and information studies at Vilnius University
Geert Lovink (NL), Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas (LT), etc.
Editorial board: Lina Michelkevičė (journalist and translator from Finnish and English), Valentinas Klimasauskas, Kestas Kirtiklis, Dangė Čebatariūnaitė (translator from German).
2005-2007: Public institution „jutempus“ (NGO),
Ševčenkos g. 19, LT-03111, Vilnius, Lithuania
Journal on media culture "BALSAS" is supported by
Lithuania Media Support Foundation