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ISSN 2043-7633

Digital Memoirs

Digital Memoirs is the journal’s creative and analytical project. Its main objective is to facilitate a reflective discussion of the experience of digital media in Russia, Eurasia and Central Europe. Digital Icons aims to construct a collaborative historical narrative that would define use of digital media, including digital gadgets, digital forms of communication and digital practices, in a post-communist, post-totalitarian space. Digital Icons hopes that such a narrative would enhance our understanding of the role of new media in society, contribute to the theory of digital media and avoid the presentism of new media studies by adopting a critical historical perspective. The project straddles practices—creative work and academic reflection; and research disciplines—web anthropology, media studies, communication studies, (literary/art) history, folklore, fandom studies, etc. Digital Memoirs presents diverse voices of cultural authority: the journal invites  submissions of artists, researchers, media practitioners, journalists and people from other professions and walks of life.

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Fandom: An Exercise in Self-Reflexivity

Technology: Internet Country: Russia and the diaspora (Israel, Canada, Australia) Period: 2011-2013 Context: Media reception / consumption

Language of contribution: Russian

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On X-Factor Online

Technology: Television and Internet Country: Ukraine Period: 2010-2012 Context: Media production

Language of contribution: English

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Digital Saint Sebastian

Technology: Computer Country: Russian Federation Period: 1990s Context: Art

Language of contribution: Russian

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From the Typewriter to the Computer

Technology: Computer Country: Russian Federation Period: 1990s Context: Journalism

Language of contribution: Russian

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