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ISSN 2043-7633

Issue 4

War, Conflict and Commemoration in the Age of Digital Reproduction

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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Online Memories, Digital Conflicts and the Cybertouch of War

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This opening essay addresses the political and intellectual necessity that enabled me to assemble this special issue. Firstly, I argue for the need to examine the role of digital media …
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Virtual Traumascapes: The Commemoration of Nazi ‘Children’s Euthanasia’ Online and On Site

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An integral part of the German National Socialist ‘bio-political developmental dictatorship’ programme (Schmuhl 2008), ‘euthanasia’ involved the murder of over 300,000 physically or mentally disabled persons in National Socialist Germany …
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World War 2.0: Commemorating War and Holocaust in Poland Through Facebook

The Internet seems to have become the area where instances of individual and collective remembrance, of private and public commemoration, and of memory and postmemory intersect in a new and …
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Past Wars in the Russian Blogosphere: On the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Memory

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In Russia, for decades, the collective memory of World War II has served two major functions. It has provided the major source of legitimatising the state and the ethical ground …
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Deadly Game along the Wistula: East European Imagery in Mamoru Oshii’s Avalon (2001)

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Mamoru Oshii’s Avalon stands firmly engrained in the director’s science fiction oeuvre of completely visually controlled films, focusing on a strong female protagonist shown in critical situations. At the same …
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Simulation, History and Experience in Oshii’s Avalon (2001) and Military-Entertainment Technoculture

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This essay takes Mamoru Oshii’s Avalon (2001) as a starting point for consideration of the impact of simulational interactive media on contemporary technoculture. The connections made in the film between …
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The Weight of Meaninglessness

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The Weight of Meaninglessness is a video performance that evokes the atrocities of the recent Bosnian history in an effort to highlight the ethical urgencies, complexities and paradoxes of externalising …
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Roma Snapshots: A Day in Sarajevo

The recent war in Bosnia-Herzegovina serves as an undercurrent in this short ethnographic film Roma Snapshots: a Day in Sarajevo. The film attempts to enquire into Sarajevan Roma’s sense of …
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Blame it on the Russians: Tracking the Portrayal of Russian Hackers During Cyber Conflict Incidents

This article analyses various cyber conflicts and cyber crime incidents attributed to Russian hackers, such as the Estonian and Georgian cyber conflicts and the ‘Climategate hack’. The article argues that …
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When the Internet Fails to Connect: A Case Study on a Russian-American Non-Reflexive Discourse

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This study investigates one such case study – the outburst of anti-Americanism among Russia Internet users during the Russia-Georgia military crisis of 2008. The paper analyzes the discussions of Washington …
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Web Wars: Digital Diasporas and the Language of Memory

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Web Wars: Digital Diasporas and the Language of Memory in Russia & Ukraine is a three-year research project within the collaborative HERA-funded project Memory at War: Cultural Dynamics in Russia, …
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