Performative Publications

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This article is a print rendition of a web-based publication which reflects upon and at the same time is itself an example of performative publishing. A performative publication wants to explore how we can bring together and align more closely the material form of a publication with its content. Making use of software, the web-version of this article has been written ‘in the margins’ of the performative publication it reflects upon, entangling itself with this project at various points. The reflections written in extend the performative publication both theoretically and practically by examining the correlation between performative publishing and technotexts (Hayles), performative materiality (Drucker), liberature (Fajfer), and feminist design (McPherson), and the ethical and political challenges towards academic publishing these kinds of concepts and practices pose. The web-version of this article stresses the collaborative and processual nature of scholarship, where, through both annotators and reviewers have become active participants in this evolving publication, which is both open-ended in time and collaborative in authorship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-81
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Media Practice and Education
Issue number1
Early online date22 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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T&F Published Version. Related to the 'Designed Postprint Platform Version' and the 'Full Online Interactive Version'


  • Performative Publications
  • Experimental Publishing
  • Performative Materiality
  • Processual Research
  • Practice-Based Research
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    Performative Publications (designed postprint platform version)

    Adema, J., 2018, In : Journal of Media Practice . 19, 1, p. 70-83 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Performative Publications (full online interactive version)

    Adema, J., 2017

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchWeb publication/site

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