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Elena Ivanenko

Elena Ivanenko is one of the founders and administrator of the philosophical web-project ‘Philosophical Samara’ (, which was launched in 2007 to foster the development of and dialogue within the local philosophical community of Samara. Since 2012 she has been leading a web-research project on new media technology and the internet, ‘Philosophy on the web’ ( Since 2005 she has worked as a researcher on media-philosophy (in collaboration with Marina Koretskaya and Elena Savenkova). Her research on media has appeared in a number of publications, including the bookThe Constellation of Gorgony: Essay on the Effects of Media (co-edited with Marina Koretskaya and Elena Savenkova, Sankt Petersburg: Aleteya, 2012). Her primary academic interest lies in European media theories and new media technologies with an emphasis on visual aspects of media communication.

Latest Posts | By Elena Ivanenko Russian Platform for Gift-Giving

This essay explores the practices of gift-giving on the Russian platform We understand giving as one of the strategies of the consumer society, which aims to sustain and fuel …
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