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ISSN 2043-7633

Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman (PhD, Russian Literature and Culture, University of Pittsburgh) is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Russian Department at Dartmouth College. He is currently working on his first monograph, titled Queuetopia: Allocating Culture/Imagining Abundance, which focuses on second-world cultural production of the Soviet period and how it was constructed through discourses of scarcity and abundance. In the context of new media, Andrew’s interests range from the digital influences on the aesthetics of contemporary Russian cinema, to the coopting of online media in popular culture and lastly, the place of the amateur artist in the digital age. His research has appeared in KinoKultura, Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinemas and Studies in Slavic Cultures.

Latest Posts | By Andrew Chapman
The Digital Queue: Flashmobs in Line, Online and the New Aesthetics of Community Building

The Digital Queue: Flashmobs in Line, Online and the New Aesthetics of Community Building

In 2004 an online group Flash Mob Latvia (FM Latvia) staged a gathering in in the Old City of Riga, forming a mock queue in the middle of Livu Square. …
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Editorial – Issue 17

Editorial – Issue 17

Issue 17 expands on the topic of mundane practices of patriotic (non)consumption that we explored in Issue 16 ‘Patriotic (Non)Consumption: Food, Fashion and Media’. In fact, articles 17.1-17.4 were prepared …
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Car With a Movie Camera: Theorizing Dashcams, Cameraman Surrogates, and the Cameraman Caught Unaware

Car With a Movie Camera: Theorizing Dashcams, Cameraman Surrogates, and the Cameraman Caught Unaware

Dashcams are responsible for capturing some of the most bizarre content that goes viral on the internet. Through the dashcam apparatus, motorists capture unexpected incidents both relating to and …
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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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