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ISSN 2043-7633

Vlad Strukov

Vlad Strukov is an Associate Professor in Cultural Studies and World Cinemas, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds. He is one of the founders of the Leeds Russian Centre (Russia[n] in the Global Context) and the Editor of a journal entitled Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media. His research on digital culture has appeared in a number of publications, including Celebrity and Glamour in Contemporary Russia: Shocking Chic (with Professor Helena Goscilo, Routledge, 2010). His forth-coming publication is a book entitled From Central to Digital: Television in Russia (co-edited with Dr Vera Zvereva)
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Editorial – Issue 16

Editorial – Issue 16

National sentiment has regained prominence in calls for political unity often to protectionism, separatism and even aggression. In countries such as Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Ukraine, the rise …
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Weekend of Patriotic Consumption  in Moscow: Mediation, Spectacle, and Entertainment

Weekend of Patriotic Consumption in Moscow: Mediation, Spectacle, and Entertainment

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This visual essay analyses visual strategies employed by cultural producers to mediate the political discourse about patriotism in the Russian Federation. It uses original visual materials to document the …
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Introduction

Introduction

In this introductory essay the guest editors provide a critical account of the concepts of patriotism and consumption. Whilst nationalism is on the rise in many countries in the world, …
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Editorial – Issue 15

Editorial – Issue 15

The new issue of the journal consists of two parts. The first includes research essays that had been received through our regular submission system. The second is a cluster on …
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Editorial – Issue 13

Editorial – Issue 13

DI 13 opens with the ‘Bulgarian cluster’, presenting research and artistic insights into the digital and networked culture of Bulgaria. The submissions in this section are an outcome of an …
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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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Pussy Riot: From Local Appropriation to Global Documentation, or Contesting the Media System

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In this essay I consider the performances of Pussy Riot as part of the global protest movement, which utilities appropriation as its main means of expression. The paper identifies the …
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Editorial – Issue 9

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The 2011-12 Protest Movement in Russia re-defined the country and the Russian-speaking community worldwide politically, socially and culturally. It began as a response to the 2011 Russian legislative election process, …
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Editorial – Issue 8

This special issue of Digital icons is dedicated to the memory of

Natalia Sokolova,

a brilliant scholar of Russian fandom culture and our dear friend.

 


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Ludic Digitality: A. Sokurov’s Russian Ark and A. Popogrebskii’s How I Ended This Summer as Cinegames

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The article explores A. Sokurov’s Russian Ark and A. Popogrebskii’s How I Ended This Summer as cinegames, i.e. examples of hybridization of media—film and computer gaming—and associated narrative styles, forms …
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Networked Putinism: The Fading Days of the (Broadcast)

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Networked Putinism: The Fading Days of the (Broadcast) Era

Moscow as a Digital Pattern: Alexey Beliayev-Guintovt’s Imperial Loops

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Moscow as a Digital Pattern: Alexey Beliayev-Guintovt’s Imperial Loops

BBC’s Video Hub: Working in the Post-Broadcast Era (Interview with Zoya Trunova, BBC editor)

The BBC World Service is the world’s largest international broadcaster, broadcasting in 27 languages to many parts of the world via a wide range of technologies, including analogue and digital …
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Editorial – Issue 7

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At the time of the global meltdown, the ‘Russian winter’ was hugely anticipated but never accurately predicted. Equally, the revolutionary events of 2011-12, just like those of …
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Editorial – Issue 6

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Issue 6 of Digital Icons explores the concept of transmediality as one of a series of common thematic strands, discusses new digital phenomena and launches a new creative and analytical …
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Digital Stages festival of performance

Digital Stages: Exploring Technology in Performing Arts festival was organised by Glaz, a London-based art and film company that promotes innovative ways of exhibiting film and organizes experimental art festivals. …
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Editorial – Issue 5

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The apex of media separation curiously coincided with the Cold War, a period when clear boundaries were established not only between ideological spaces but also between media …
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Editorial – Issue 4

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This special issue of Digital Icons was guest-edited by Adi Kuntsman (University of Manchester). On 22 November 2010, she came to the University of Leeds to launch …
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Digital Citizenship: E-Deliberation, Democracy and the Future of the Discipline (Interview with Professor Stephen Coleman)

In an exclusive interview with the editor of Digital Icons, Professor Stephen Coleman discusses evolving forms of citizen participation. He examines e-deliberation as an emerging body of research, technological tools, …
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Editorial – Issue 3

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The third issue of Digital Icons explores the practice of e-participation and e-governance in post-Soviet, post-communist countries, focusing on three main geographical areas, Central Europe (Slovakia), Russia, and Central Asia. …
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Reviews: books, digital films and animation, and computer games

This section contains interviews, comments, and reviews of books, digital films and animation, computer games, and relevant cultural and academic events, as well as any other forms of discussion of …
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Editorial – Issue 2

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The Editorial contains an overview of the issue, the contributors’ biographies and abstracts of the submissions.

The issue was prepared by Vlad Strukov, Ellen Rutten, Robert Saunders and …
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