Digital America is supported by the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond.
Digital America is an online journal that focuses on digital art and culture with an eye toward the American experience. The journal was founded in 2012 at the University of Richmond when a class that happened to be also be called “Digital America” decided to toss the syllabus and focus on creating an online journal for misfit work. Since that small act of academic rebellion, the journal has grown from a student-focused publication to a fully formed online journal with a publication schedule. (New issues arrive in November and May of each year with updates on the first and third of each month.)
As we continue to grow, our focus remains on work that just doesn’t quite fit anywhere else. We embrace process-oriented research that exceeds classroom expectations but may not be quite ready for a peer-reviewed journal. We celebrate experimental internet art that may never live in a gallery, and we look for new perspectives on popular culture, digital culture, and art. We look for students in all walks and levels of academic life, and we encourage writers, thinkers, and creators to keep writing, thinking, and creating in that liminal space between school and whatever comes next.
Over the past year, we began our first major expansion and redesign of the journal. The team is working to grow our digital arts submissions, interviews, and reviews. We will continue to cultivate our feature essays for the fall and spring issues and introduce new voices to our growing list of contributors. As these changes take place, we continue to push the limits of our mission: to provide a welcoming outlet for innovate work in the digital sphere for students and post-students.