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Digital War

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Digital War

The Journal of Digital War will be published three times a year by Palgrave Springer and the call for submissions will go live in Spring 2019. Digital War is understood as the ways in which digital technologies and media are transforming how wars are fought, experienced, lived, represented, reported, known, conceptualised, remembered and forgotten. This is an emerging field whose importance is increasingly recognised and which have had a significant impact upon all aspects of contemporary politics, society and culture. It is a field that is global in nature, highly sensitive to contemporary developments and interested in ongoing technological changes and their impact. In recent years: Wikileaks brought us a new vision of our ongoing wars; popular and academic books on drones and cyberwar began to appear; lethal, autonomous robotics began to be publicly debated and a growing awareness of the revolutionary impact of social media in conflict-zones spread. Topics such as hacking, hacktivism, digital civil-wars and government surveillance came to the fore; the success of Islamic State meant everyone was discussing online terrorism and propaganda; wars across the world play out now on social media platforms and people’s smartphones with participation from increasingly indistinct militaries, citizens, states, and new developments in military A.I., simulation, augmentation and weaponry made the news. Soon, everyone became conversant with the subject of cyberwar and nation-state and hacking group cyberattacks, and discussions of 4chan, trolling, the weaponization of Facebook, Twitter-bots, Troll-Farms, and Russian information war became common. This journal thus sees digital war as having gone mainstream. Digital War will be A4 in format and will include a significant number of original images. This will be added to Military Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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