ISSN 2043-7633

Issue 11

Mediating Protest: Staging, Filming, Giving, Being

iRhetoric in Russian: Performing the Self through Mobile Technology

The conference iRhetoric in Russian: Performing the Self through Mobile Technology focuses on the new networked ‘extensions of man’ (McLuhan 1964) and their consequences for the way we represent ourselves, …
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Changing ‘The Term’ of Engagement: Casting and Mobilizing Amateur Filmmakers in Recent Projects by Kostomarov, Rastorguev and Pivovarov

The Term [Srok, 2012-] is an online documentary film project by filmmakers Pavel Kostomarov, Aleksandr Rastorguev and former television news anchor Aleksei Pivovarov. This essay explores the evolution of the …
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Self-Portrait in the Digital Era

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Yuri Leving’s essay surveys a genre of self-portrait in the history of European art as precursor for the modern phenomenon of the selfie. The author demonstrates that classical and digital …
Read More 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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Reflections on Climate Change and New Media in Russia: Challenges and Opportunities

This essay examines how social media (Twitter and LiveJournal blogging plat- forms) cover climate change issues in Russia. Russia is one of the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters in the …
Read More A Review of the First Polish Hypertext Novel

This review concentrates on Sławomir Shuty’s hypertext novel Blok (2002), which is an excellent example of Polish internet culture. In most countries only a few isolated examples of hypertext fiction …
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The Media Battles of Ukraine’s EuroMaidan

In November 2013, mass protests broke out in Ukraine when President Yanukovych chose not to sign a planned Association Agreement with the European Union. Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) became …
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Editorial – Issue 11

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The production of the new issue of Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (Digital Icons) has been darkened by the conflict in Ukraine and the ensuing global …
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