Vol 4 No 3 (2022): Digital City: (Re)Production of Image
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.

Full Issue


Daria A. Kolesnikova, Alina R. Latypova
Towards Visual Ecology of Digital City
Abstract views: 167 | Galleys Downloads: 7727
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Optics of Visual Ecology

Valery V. Savchuk
Image Out of Place
Abstract views: 153 | Galleys Downloads: 7549
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Konstantin P. Shevtsov
The Gaze and Its Signifiers: Stain, Dirt, Garbage
Abstract views: 146 | Galleys Downloads: 6365
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Konstantin A. Ocheretyany
From Masotopia to Thigmotaxis: the Tame of Paradoxal Spaces
Abstract views: 158 | Galleys Downloads: 8176
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City Beyond Digital

Zhanna V. Nikolaeva
“Slow” Visual Environment in the Urban Landscapes
Abstract views: 162 | Galleys Downloads: 8003
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Ivan E. Safonov, Ekaterina V. Shapiro, Ekaterina M. Lukina, Sofia A. Shchepkina
Graffiti for the City or the City for Graffiti? Legitimacy of Graffiti in the Historical Center of Saint-Petersburg
Abstract views: 763 | Galleys Downloads: 8200
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Anna M. Sosnovskaya
Antagonism of Discourses around Cultural Heritage
Abstract views: 195 | Galleys Downloads: 9102
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Digital Cities

Alexander S. Lenkevich
Low-level Eschatology: Ruins in Computer Games
Abstract views: 154 | Galleys Downloads: 8794
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Arina R. Medvedeva
Urban Shivers: Recoding Actual Space in Disco Elysium
Abstract views: 636 | Galleys Downloads: 7188
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Anastasya A. Kuznetsova
Biopolitical Aspect of Contemporary Urban Media Architecture
Abstract views: 125 | Galleys Downloads: 7500
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Larisa A. Gromova, Daria A. Kolesnikova
Ethical Models for Regulating the Visual Environment of a Digital City
Abstract views: 152 | Galleys Downloads: 7566
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Miscellaneous (Off Topic)

Svetlana V. Agafonova, Natalya G. Bryukhova, Boris V. Kaigorodov, Yulia V. Kuznetsova
Digital Transformation of Education for Sustainability of the Caspian Region
Abstract views: 240 | Galleys Downloads: 8059
Irina A. Leonova, Marina M. Khramova, Natalya V. Zaichkina
Advertising Design of Urban Development
Abstract views: 192 | Galleys Downloads: 8296
Sergey A. Khrapov, Liudmila V. Baeva, Alexander V. Grigorev, Dmitriy A. Bibarsov
Virtual Gamification and Problems of Students’ Social Interaction
Abstract views: 206 | Galleys Downloads: 7473