Digital Icons editors (Vera Zvereva) led the discussion about the role of open source research journals at an event at the Southern Federal University (Rostov-na-Donu, Russia) which celebrated the launch of a new research journal entitled ‘The New Past’ www.newpast.sfedu.ru. This interdisciplinary international journal seeks to publish original research in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, without imposing any regional or chronological restrictions. Some of the issues will be thematic such as ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Life and Death’. ‘The New Past’ is an outcome of a collaborative effort of colleagues from Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Russia and Ukraine ... See MoreSee Less
Garage economy: while many obsess about the Russian president and the controls imposed by the state, a whole sector of Russian economy and social life goes unnoticed, unregulated and unaccounted for -- the economy of garages, iei spaces where Russians make stuff, come up with new ideas and debate the future of the country (a neo-industrial replacement of the Soviet kitchen I suppose...). www.kommersant.ru/doc/2956203 This is one of the things we wish to explore in our forthcoming issue on patriotic (non)consumption www.digitalicons.org/announcements/... See MoreSee Less
For the German reading public: a new service by Dekoder, a Hamburg based media portal, which makes original voices from the Russian media sphere available in German translation ... See MoreSee Less
Folgt dekoder auf Twitter! Wir übersetzen täglich aktuelle Tweets aus der russischen Medienwelt. Hier eine Zusammenstellung zu den #panamapapers. Weitere spannende Themen findet Ihr auf Twitter unte...
Next summer, Amsterdam's Digital Methods summer school 'is dedicated to the inspection of connective action online, where the effort is to step behind the interface gestures, and describe in some detail connecting practices that show platform-readiness. We explore particular transmedia and cross-platform strategies of action, making use of data extraction and rendering tools by the Digital Methods Initiative and colleagues at the MediaLab, Sciences Po (Paris) and Density Design (Milan).' Read the call for participation here. ... See MoreSee Less
I still have not had a chance to see the Electronic Superhighway: 2016-1966 exhibition at the Whitechapel gallery (maybe after BASEES), but with the recent exhibition on Big Data at the Somerset House, it seems like in London we are going through in a new cycle of electronic and digital shows. We shall see... ... See MoreSee Less