How can we go beyond text in communicating practice-based research? On March 23rd, .able, a free image-based multiplatform journal that publishes research at the intersection of art, design and sciences, will be inaugurated. To celebrate the launch, a week-long series of activities is being held to discover the platform and explore radically new forms of publications focused on investigating contemporary sociopolitical, anthropotechnical, and environmental issues. Online events and in-person meetings in France and Spain will be offered in French, English, and Spanish as a first introduction to .able and its network.
The traditional methodologies and formats of journal articles are not always suited to the sensorial and material dimensions of research-creation. As a peer-reviewed journal, .able responds to this limitation by experimenting with the potential of academic publishing beyond the conventions of traditional text-centric journals. Through visual essays, the platform explores the many alternatives and opportunities that multimedia and multiple platforms offer as entry points to research in arts, design, and sciences.
A free-of-charge and open-access journal available from March 23, 2023: https://able-journal.org
Detailed launch program: https://able-journal.org/able-launch-week
Created at the initiative of La Chaire Arts & Sciences of the École Polytechnique, the École des Arts Décoratifs – PSL, and the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso, .able journal is published by Actar Publishers and supported by some thirty international academic partners, brought together to publish innovative interdisciplinary research.