In its October theme issue Uncanny Media: the dark side of media, BLIK extensively covered the recently held Uncanny Media conference. During the conference national and international speakers from varying disciplines gave lectures on the darker side of medial interaction.
All the contributions in the latest edition of BLIK balance between media theory and practice. In our editorial we discuss how scientific theories can serve as a searchlight in the quest for greater insight and for posing new questions. That light seems to literally shine through our feature image on the cover, which is intentionally out of focus. This because posing new question requires more than an absent-minded gaze, but the attentive vision of the critical observer.
The centennial introduction of a standard time for the Netherlands in May 2009 is occasion for BLIK to explore the boundaries of reality with its special edition themed Time and Space. On our website you can read the issue’s full content overview, the article by Inga Schaub and the appendices of Panayiota Tsatsou’s article on the practice of e-commerce in Greece.