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Welcome to the Culture Machine Liquid Books series wiki!


Culture Machine Liquid Books is a series of experimental digital ‘books’ published under the conditions of both open editing and free content. As such, you are free to compose, rewrite, edit, annotate, tag, add to, remix, reformat, reinvent and reuse any of the books in the series, or produce parallel versions of them - and what's more you are expressly invited and encouraged to do so. (We would appreciate it if you would tell us about it if you do so away from this site.)


The wiki you are currently reading has been set up to expressely facilitate such experimention. It provides you with read/write access to all the volumes in the Liquid Books series. (All you need to do is click on 'Log in' above the Sidebar on the right and request access.)  A full list of the volumes in the series is provided for you on the Sidebar. You also have the ability to comment on, respond to, and debate with the text of these books, the authors, and other readers using the 'Add a comment' feature (see below). 


The most interesting results of such open writing and editing - as chosen by Culture Machine's editors and peer-reviewers - will be 'frozen' and published on the main Culture Machine site as new versions of volumes in the Liquid Books series in their own right. 


New Cultural Studies: The Liquid Theory Reader


The first volume in the Culture Machine Liquid Books series is New Cultural Studies: The Liquid Theory Reader. This has initially been put together by Gary Hall and Clare Birchall as a follow up to their 2006 woodware volume, New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press). The first 'frozen liquid' version of this book - New Cultural Studies: The Liquid Theory Reader (Version 1.0) - appeared as part of the Culture Machine journal's 'Pirate Philosophy' issue in 2008.



The Post-Corporate University


The second volume in the Culture Machine Liquid Books series is The Post-Corporate University, which is being openly written and edited by Davin Heckman.  


Call for Contributions to the Culture Machine Liquid Books series


You are also free to write, create and publish liquid books of your own using this wiki. 


To encourage this, Culture Machine is currently seeking new and exciting contributions to the Liquid Books series to publish on the journal's main site alongside New Cultural Studies: The Liquid Theory Reader. Suggestions for possible themes include, but are in no way restricted to:


The Book


The Environment



Social Scholarship

The Illegal Worker



Locative Media






The Global Economic Crisis Has Not Taken Place


Anyone interested in contributing a volume to Culture Machine Liquid Books should contact the series editor Gary Hall - or just publish them using this Culture Machine Liquid Books wiki.


Gary Hall

Email: gary@garyhall.info:





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