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Call for Submissions — Digital Culturist // Issue 7: Invest

We are accepting submissions for Digital Culturist // Issue 7 on a rolling basis.


With Digital Culturist // Issue 7: Invest, we would like to explore the digital economy and shine a spotlight on how we invest in a digital culture. While the context of the term “invest” traditionally refers to money, businesses, and banks, we do not want to limit this discussion solely to describing monetary systems. Rather, we would like to explore, in a broader sense, how and why people invest their personal resources (time, energy, and money) to consume, create, assist, work, and inspire in the digital world. What fundamental human decisions and motivations drive your economic habits and interactions in this digital culture? What are the implications of these decisions? How do they change society, evolve culture, and impact our quality of life?

Some areas of interest we’d like to examine through the lens of these questions include, but are not limited to:

  • The gig/sharing/on-demand economy.
  • Startups and startup culture.
  • Workforce automation and the future of work.
  • Biohacking and gene editing.
  • Cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
  • Digital consumerism.
  • The human economy.
  • Venture capitalism.
  • The information economy (big data).
  • Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.
  • Social media influencers/artists.
  • Internet fame.
  • Digital nomadism.

These topics can overlap, so don’t hesitate to combine multiple ideas into your piece to support a larger argument (as long as you can draw a clear connection between them).

To be considered for this issue, submit your pitch or story to digitalculturist@gmail.com.
Please note that we will not consider submissions that endorse a product or service. The purpose of this issue is to explore the human condition behind the digital economy, not to promote businesses.

Please be sure to review our contributor guidelines before submitting your story for a detailed description on what we’re looking for and for an explanation of our policies. If you’re a new subscriber who’s still in the dark about what digital culture is or what our goal is as a publication, you can check out this intro to Digital Culturist to get a better feel for what we’re all about.

If you have questions and/or concerns about this issue, send an email to digitalculturist@gmail.com or tweet us @dgtlculturist.

Looking forward to reading your submissions!