Is devoted to analysis of practice of visual selfpresentation of a subject by means of an avatar that is widespread in computer social networks. Author defines avatarization as a particular example of a largescale virtualization process of living space of modern man, the consequence of which is the appearance of a new type of people — the digital (virtual) subject
Is devoted to systems of cultural archetype and binary constructions that give an insight into the global functional unit Europe — Russia and Eurasia in terms of perception of ethnic musical culture from the standpoint of a harmonious mosaic with property to synthesize a set of local properties on a particular relationship.
Analyses the meaning of filling of notion ”booklore”, which is peculiar to humanities of our country in XX —XXI centuries; reconstructs contexts of its usage: historic, cultural, booklearning, literary criticism. The role of booklearning in the development of modern literary process is also pointed.
Is devoted to the centenary of the founding of the N.G. Rubinstein Museum and the 20th anniversary of its rebirth and restoration as the Moscow State Conservatory Museum. It examines also the history of the museum and its activities at the end of XX — beginning of XXI century.
Discusses the concept of text in the semiotic and communicative paradigms to determine its boundaries and to separate it from the nontextual semiosis kind. The basic concepts of the criteria such as ontological convention, semiotic, informative, communicative origins, consciousness sender, artificiality, availability to the public perception, coherence, consistency and completeness are also defined.
Considers the problems of cultural identity of modern Russian society in the conditions of information globalization and finding evidence of discursive signs in the texts of the spiritualmoral, confessional content. Special attention is paid to the processes of interiorization of the values of national culture, the recovery of the national concept sphere, and the preservation of traditional forms of libraryeducational activities.
Examines one of striking examples of the associative cultural landscape, connected with the image of the invisible city of Kitezh and the lake Svetloyar; highlights proposals for the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage by giving it the status of “place of interest” and its future museumification; proposes mission, goals, objectives, and action steps to create “City of Kitezh” Museum.
Considers cultural and landscape approach to conservation of heritage, which is based on an understanding of the systemic nature of heritage and, consequently, the need to engage in the study of heritage of the different disciplines. As the main signs of heritage within the cultural landscape approach author identifies such features as authenticity, integrity, historical representation, documentation, and demand. The effectiveness of cultural landscape approach is considered on the example of historical cities, historic countryside, and historic parks.
Considers the problem of socially significant information; deals with motivations and subjects of its production, conservation and use; makes discerning between such concepts as information, text, content.
Deals with a new approach to understanding of contemporary art practice as manifestation of two tendencies — postfigurative and postnonfigurative ones. The latter is a field of antiart in the opposition to mass media art of Reality, construed as a stochastic fractal pattern that is a derivative of one common primary algorithm of AntiqueChristian myth.
Reveals and analyzes different types and levels of fractality in the city space. It considers specific realization of city fractal properties in the frames of geometrical and conceptual (pre)fractals “country/world”.
Considers the connection between literary and musical texts of G.V. Sviridov's “Songs and Prayers”. Every single part of this huge musical masterpiece is based on the Old Russian liturgical texts. This religious and cultural heritage contains rich polysemous ways of understanding. The composer creates special pioneering music that helps him to reveal various semantic of ecclesiastical heritage.
Focuses on the life and creative work of Oleg Dal, one of the most beautiful, amazing, but contradictory and rather misunderstood and unintelligible to the end, artists of the Soviet cinema and theater.
”On the Golden Porch”: History of One’s CountingOut Rhyme ( by Maria Klucheva ) represents a research of the origin of a popular Russian countingout rhyme ”Na zolotom kriltce sideli”. Early publications of this text and its fragments are mentioned. The author argues these countingout rhyme was created not earlier than in the XX century. She assumes that the motive of golden porch was taken by the unknown author of these verses from the popular English book ”Golden porch”, published at the beginning of the XX century.
Presents a new teaching course in Russian universities. Post Colonial Studies are mainly understood not as a field of studies, related to particular objects of research, like decolonization, nationalism, subaltern agency etc., but as a critical theory directed against some basic presuppositions of the “western” academic knowledge, and provoking us to make a revision of them.
Deals with the problems of style formation, stylistic factors, and means of rock music (in particular, sound); identifies structural plans of style, and the criteria for the typology of style of rock music.
Substantiates the importance of urbanization for the evolution of “complex societies” and formation in this context of small communities as their constituents. From this point of view the article explains the functions of small communities in the processes of integration and differentiation of social and cultural space of cities.
Considers theoretical and practical aspects of the state support for culture and the arts; makes an attempt to systematize the existing theoretical approaches to the justification of the necessity of state support of culture; discloses the basic contradictions of the state cultural policy in Russia; focuses on the transformation of the mechanisms of financial support of culture.
“Stray Dog Caf” at a CrossRoads of Times and Cultures (by Nikolai Suvorov) presents a famous St. Petersburg artcafe “Stray Dog” (also called Stray Dog Cellar, Stray Dog Cabaret) that became the very symbol of the Russian Art Renaissance, and nowadays is a veritable symbol of cultural heritage and historical development of Russian art. The beginning of the 20
Analyzes the impact of ICT on the modern cultural process, discusses their contribution to the preservation of cultural values and their translation. Particular attention is paid to the issue of a new cultural content produced by means of digital technologies in the context of the 3DRevolution.
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