SCALAR is an authoring and publishing platform designed to facilitate the production of long-form scholarly publications online. Developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, Scalar enables users to assemble media clips and images from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing, giving authors tools to structure essay- and book-length works in ways that take advantage of the unique capabilities of digital writing, including more recursive and non-linear formats.
Web cuadernos are on-line curations of multimedia materials focused on particular topics or bodies of work relating to performance and politics in the Americas. They contain combinations of photos, videos, texts, hyperlinks, bibliographies, and audio recordings, each piece gathered to explore a specific topic. The collections are based on a loose scaffolding or outline designed to make connections between disciplines, to serve as a research resource for artists and scholars, and to solicit exchange and additional materials. Each cuaderno is a work in progress. We invite our on-line community to add to our existing cuadernos by suggesting hyperlinks and/or original materials.
e-misférica is a biannual, peer reviewed, online journal published by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. The journal publishes scholarly essays, multimedia artist presentations, and book and performance reviews; we publish materials in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, exploring intersections of performance and politics in the Americas. Past issues have focused on topics such as performance and democracy, Native American performance, sexualities and politics in the Americas, performance and the law, border performance, and the political uses of affect.
The Institute has sponsored single-author and edited volumes, such as Performing Religion in the Americas: Media, Politics and Devotional Practices of the 21st Century (Sea Gull), the result of a work group; and Cuerpos Políticos, a photography book developed out of an Encuentro exhibit. We also support publications that break new ground, such as Teorías de Performance (Fondo de Cultura Económica), the first performance studies reader in Spanish. Additionally, we are experimenting with various hybrid publication formats. Books such as Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform (Duke UP) and Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance (Michigan UP), combine a traditional print format with an online companion that makes a variety of digital resources available to readers.