Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies

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Vol 4 No 3 (2022)
Published October 3, 2022
Digital City: (Re)Production of Image

Contemporary city is penetrated with images: it is covered with advertising posters, glowing screens, and signboards, it becomes an arena for contemporary art installations. At the same time the city produces images itself: terabytes of visual data pass through video surveillance cameras, citizens’ smartphones, etc. Smart technologies are used more often in the city space creating a new media layout. Media images and visual environment of the city transform the contemporary type of subjectivity making the question about frontiers, norms and the permissible level of visual pollution up to date, as the full elimination of visual trash may lead to the destruction of sense adequacy.

Visual ecology as a discipline works not only with images which cover city landscape, but also with images which are latent. To explore the boundaries of visual-ecological space which was formed with digital technologies in city environment, we need to analyse visual experiences and practices of augmented, media, hybrid reality, which reflects in the architecture of digital milieus and interfaces. Investigating marginal zones (zones of breaks) it is possible to elaborate strategies of visual (sensual) consumption, which stand against totality of digital authenticity.

How is contemporary city developing? Is its environment aggressive? How do we deal with new technologies deal inside it? How do digital interfaces relate to city interfaces? How is city space experienced in computer games? Which normative and resistant practices may we observe in the contemporary city? We suggest answering these and other questions in our special issue.

Guest Editors:

Daria A. Kolesnikova, PhD, Associate Professor, Herzen Pedagogical University St. Petersburg; head of the Visual Ecology Laboratory of the Media Philosophy Center in St. Petersburg.

Alina R. Latypova, a scientific collaborator of the Centre for Media Philosophy and the Laboratory
for Computer Games Research, lecturer at the University ITMO.

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Introduction

Daria A. Kolesnikova, Alina R. Latypova
17-34
Towards Visual Ecology of Digital City
https://doi.org/10.46539/gmd.v4i3.310
Abstract views: 85 | PDF Downloads: 400
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Optics of Visual Ecology

Valery V. Savchuk
35-46
Image Out of Place
https://doi.org/10.46539/gmd.v4i3.311
Abstract views: 74 | PDF Downloads: 467
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Konstantin P. Shevtsov
47-64
The Gaze and Its Signifiers: Stain, Dirt, Garbage
https://doi.org/10.46539/gmd.v4i3.312
Abstract views: 77 | PDF Downloads: 288
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Konstantin A. Ocheretyany
65-84
From Masotopia to Thigmotaxis: the Tame of Paradoxal Spaces
https://doi.org/10.46539/gmd.v4i3.313
Abstract views: 85 | PDF Downloads: 587
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City Beyond Digital

Zhanna V. Nikolaeva
85-99
“Slow” Visual Environment in the Urban Landscapes
https://doi.org/10.46539/gmd.v4i3.314
Abstract views: 85 | PDF Downloads: 403
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Ivan E. Safonov, Ekaterina V. Shapiro, Ekaterina M. Lukina, Sofia A. Shchepkina
100-122
Graffiti for the City or the City for Graffiti? Legitimacy of Graffiti in the Historical Center of Saint-Petersburg
https://doi.org/10.46539/gmd.v4i3.315
Abstract views: 521 | PDF Downloads: 600
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Anna M. Sosnovskaya
123-133
Antagonism of Discourses around Cultural Heritage
https://doi.org/10.46539/gmd.v4i3.316
Abstract views: 111 | PDF Downloads: 627
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Miscellaneous (Off Topic)

Svetlana V. Agafonova, Natalya G. Bryukhova, Boris V. Kaigorodov, Yulia V. Kuznetsova
208-222
Digital Transformation of Education for Sustainability of the Caspian Region
https://doi.org/10.46539/gmd.v4i3.321
Abstract views: 103 | PDF Downloads: 390
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Irina A. Leonova, Marina M. Khramova, Natalya V. Zaichkina
223-236
Advertising Design of Urban Development
https://doi.org/10.46539/gmd.v4i3.322
Abstract views: 83 | PDF Downloads: 479
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Sergey A. Khrapov, Liudmila V. Baeva, Alexander V. Grigorev, Dmitriy A. Bibarsov
237-248
Virtual Gamification and Problems of Students’ Social Interaction
https://doi.org/10.46539/gmd.v4i3.323
Abstract views: 98 | PDF Downloads: 506
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