For the past few years, Dr. Charles (Chip) Linscott, who will take over as the Undergrad Director of the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communications Technology July 1, has been a member of the editorial board of liquid blackness, an open-access journal that Chip explains is “working to provide a venue for some really groundbreaking work in Black Studies, specifically, work that deals in radical ways with blackness, aesthetics, form, and politics.”
Due to the journal’s success, liquid blackness is invited to join Duke University Press’s publishing program in Spring 2021, an achievement for which Chip is rightfully proud: “This is a collective achievement guided by a number of people, most especially Drs. Alessandra Raengo and Lauren Cramer. For me, I’ve been helping for a few years, but I know that I am tremendously lucky to collaborate, via liquid blackness, with colleagues, scholars, and artists that I deeply admire. I’m often stunned by the names and the caliber of work that the journal is able to pull together. And we’re just getting warmed up now!”
With liquid blackness furthering its reach, the future of the journal has so much potential. The 2021 special issue entitled “Liquidity” is a big step, but Chip emphasizes that the project will continue to move forward. “We’ll see what the future holds, but I think we’ll continue doing what we've been doing--only bigger, better, and with greater resources and reach. The Duke UP acquisition is a big deal. And any interested folks can check out our stuff right now on the website, on social media, on YouTube and Vimeo, and in the Spring 2021 special issue.”
To learn more about liquid blackness, visit their website, or follow them on Instagram and Twitter at @liquidblackness and #liquidblackness.