Posted on 05/11/2012
Image of Platform on the iPad
The Department of Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London are pleased to announce that a specially created interactive edition of Platform, Vol. 6, No. 2: 'Representing the Human' is now available as a specially created iBooks edition for iPads on the Apple iBooks Store.
The free edition features the journal's full text, as well as an image gallery and embedded audio, and can be viewed on any iPad. There are plans to make this interactive issue available for Android and Kindle too.
The issue can be found by searching the Apple store for Platform Journal, or directly at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/platform-vol.-6-no.-2-representing/id575139571?ls=1&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=670bc.
Platform is a refereed electronic journal devoted to postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, and entry-level academics in the fields of theatre and performing arts. Platform, as the name suggests, works to provide a space for postgraduate researchers and entry-level academics to have their work disseminated through online publication. Platform is run by postgraduates for postgraduates, and operates a peer and academic review system which ensures that contributors not only have the opportunity to publicise their research, but also receive valuable feedback.
Platform Vol. 6, No. 2 takes as its theme representations of the human, a topic that developed out of a symposium hosted by Royal Holloway’s Department of Drama and Theatre in 2011 entitled ‘Who Do We Think We Are: Representing the Human’. The question underpinning that symposium, the question of who ‘we’ are as humans, affects many areas of human (and nonhuman) concern: politics, ethics, history, religion, economics, the environment, science, technology and, of course, literature, drama, theatre, performance and dance, to name only a few. Who or what humans are thought to be and the stories that locate them shape how people behave, treat others, construct laws, inflict punishments, educate and so on. Representations of humans in the arts thereby offer rich and, potentially, influential repositories of ways in which humans have been, and are, conceived and reconceived.