44 Works

The Technical Transformation of the Literary Epigraph

Irina Belyaeva
In this article, the author analyzes 2000 literary epigraphs over a certain period of their existence in terms of their transformation due to the development of social thought and technological progress. The development of printed, information and computer technologies, as well as the changes that have taken place over the centuries in public consciousness, have led to the appearance of new epigraphic types of texts, as well as epigraphic discourses. If the epigraph itself is...

Natural Language as a Technological Tool

Simone Aurora
Language is a technological tool, since it is the outcome of a process of exteriorisation of a set of intentional practices. This process of exteriorisation is semiotic in nature. Language as technology and technology as language are thus ways of socialize consciousness. On the basis of some recent results in applied linguistics, the paper suggests that language and technology have to be considered as “functioning” when they enable social relations, by collectivising consciousness and producing...

Political Media Discourse in China as a Subject of Applied Analysis

Tatiana Lobanova & JIE XU
The article is devoted to some characteristics and discursive practices of the political media discourse in China for the period 2019-2021. The aim of this research is to describe political media discourse in China and to present our experience of using the methodology of critical discourse analysis (CDA) and content analysis. The potential key risks of 2021 are associated with difficulties with the international transfer of information, conflicts in cyberspace, as well as the ongoing...

Technologies and Media Environment of Information Society

Olga Shipunova
The specificity of the social life-world during the digital era is defined by the dynamics of the multimedia environment where the permanent reproduction of virtual interactions and smart-technologies gives rise to the problem of cognitive orientation in the field of information. Models of personal identification with a new perspective of cyber-anthropology are based on principles for the creation of a multiagent system immersed in the infosphere of the outside world. In this issue we highlight...

Messengers and Chats – Technologies of Learning

Daria Bylieva & Laurent Moccozet
Technology-mediated communication has expanded the possibilities of communicative support of the educational process. Even 10 years ago, students used communication for social and entertainment purposes, but today e-communication related to education is widespread. This research is based on a qualitative analysis of the content of the peer-discussion and survey of Swiss and Russian students (N=1069). Peer-communication serves many purposes, from clarifying work/duty and sharing useful information to collaborative activity. When a student faces a problem...

Non-Verbal Marketing Research Techniques in Education

Marianna Ababkova
The purpose of marketing research in education is to get information about the consumers of educational services and to discover appropriate strategies for tailoring the marketing strategy of an educational organization. Building on previous work regarding “Mental Maps as a Creative Tool of Marketing Analysis in Education,” this paper considers the task of qualitative and quantitative marketing research that aims at identifying significant market features of an educational organization and increasing the potential of its...

Technology for the Manipulation of Behavior

Victoria Ryabukhina
This article shows how humans modify their environment in virtue of being, as a result of evolution, extremely social and playful. They imitate other humans and thereby easily embrace new techniques and technologies. They apply the new techniques to old customs and practices such that the resulting changes sometimes seem strange and must be viewed as the evolution of nature. Here, psychodynamics with its focus on emotions and influencing emotions serves as an interface to...

Technology and Understanding

Alexander Nesterov & Anna Demina
Technology expresses the level of knowledge about nature and consciousness of a human being and represents a sort of material reflection of an individual and humanity. As such, technology is a fundamental capability of humans. Understanding by means of technology is a projective reconstruction of the meanings of signs, that is active, dynamic, objectifying interpretation. It is demonstrated how the contributions to this special issue implement comprehension of grammatical, linguistic and mathematical, artistic, legal and...

Virtual Communication Technologies in Modern Drama for Teenagers

Larisa Tyutelova, Elena Sergeeva & Ksenya Sundukova
This article is devoted to the study of the reception and image of virtual communication technologies in modern drama for teenagers. It is obvious that digital technologies in plays aimed at young audiences are becoming a marker of modernity and a characteristic detail of a technogenic civilization that generates conflict situations. The portrayal of young heroes and heroines - the same age as the prospective viewer - is impossible without recreating the realities of modern...

Promethean Shame as the Hidden Instrumentum Redemptionis Humanae

Filippo Ursitti
This article draws on the terminology of Günther Anders to identify three different forms of crisis in contemporary society: the crisis of freedom, the crisis of humanity as subject of history, and the crisis of shame. The article is composed of three different sections. The first section analyses Anders’ early anthropological works to show how freedom has turned into its own negation. The second section examines the other two types of crisis revolving around Anders’...

Psychological Features of the Regulative Mechanisms Emerging in Digital Space

Nadezhda Pokrovskaia & Artem Tyulin
Since the Spring of 2020 and due to the Pandemic, the massive transition to online spaces has magnified the issue of the influence of digital regulation on the choice of behavior on the Internet as a special cultural and symbolic environment. The article presents a theoretical analysis of regulatory mechanisms in the digital environment. It discusses the main problem of choosing behavioral models in cyberspace. The purpose of the research is thus to systematize psychological...

Emojis as a Language of their Own

Dmitriy Agranovskiy & Alina Avilova
Emojis are a product of computer mediated communication. As a means of expressing emotion, indicating the illocutionary force or the intended tone, they are well-researched. However, emojis are rarely seen as a visual language in their own right. The article analyzes the syntax and semantics semantics of emojis and people’s ability to interpret them. The research method for this article was an online survey. An emoji rendering of the title of a literary work was...

Technologies of Strategic Communications in the Practice of Public Administration

Elvira Bragina & Natalya Shilova
The formation and implementation of state economic policy is based on an effective system of strategic planning of socio-economic development. This system is created on the basis of a cause-and-effect logic of state planning. It uses the method of decomposing the goals of public administration by the levels of its administration. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of strategic communication. It is based on the analysis of official websites as the...

Portrait Expertise

Denis Khairusov
The digitalization of the urban environment, the introduction of digital technologies in almost all areas of the functioning of modern society forms a specific environment of digital reality. This includes the areas of transport and communications, banking, the energy system, housing and communal services, trade, health, education, and the active development of information and communication technologies, all of which characteristically involve personal identification. This identification often relies on various biometric technologies, which, in turn, increase...

Plurilingual School and University Curricula

Schlabach Joachim & Britta Hufeisen
This contribution introduces plurilingual curricula as a development tool geared both to linking up the curricula of individual languages and fostering cross-linkages between language and content subject curricula. This approach represents a solid fundament for tertiary language didactics and can also supply a common foundation for school and university language learning policies and relevant school-university cooperation projects. The principle underlying (genuinely!) plurilingual university courses based on research and featuring a doubly multilingual didactic approach is...

Calculating with Words: Perspectives from Philosophy of Media, Philosophy of Science, Linguistics and Cultural History

Ulrike Ramming
This essay pursues the title of the special issue "In the Beginning was the Word - The Word as a Technical Artefact" and asks if words can be (technical) artefacts. The following thesis will be defended: as long as words are spoken they are part of parole, of spoken language and cannot be an object. Words as some kind of res are signs, but signs as a class of objects cannot be subsumed under the...

Claiming Infinity: Tokens and spells in the foundations of the Moscow Mathematical School

Walker Trimble
The Moscow Mathematical School, led by Dmitri Egorov, made tremendous strides in the development of set theory in the period around the Russian Revolutions. The concepts of transfinite sets and absolute infinity have long had a controversial association with religion, namely in the explicit theological statements of the founder of set theory, Georg Cantor. However, several recent studies have argued that the Moscow School was instrumentally shaped by a sect called the “Name Worshippers”. Here...

Utopian Grammars of Human-Machine Interaction

Christopher Coenen & Aleksandra Kazakova
In his essay in the inaugural issue of this journal, Alfred Nordmann suggests that we can speak of a language of mechanics and that machines – in which, according to Franz Reuleaux, movement is domesticated or civilized – can be conceived of as structures that enable the self-expression of things, or as elements of a grammar of things. He points out that the journal is dedicated to exploring interactions between the sphere of ideas (of...

The Grammar of Behavior as a Theoretical Notion

Andrei Serikov
Many researchers of human behavior lack empirical data in the form of descriptions of actually observed behaviors and their generalizations. Fictional narratives could be used as a source of empirical descriptive data, and their analysis naturally results in the formulation of some "grammar of behavior." The purpose of this paper is to explore the possibility to use the notion of behavioral grammar in a strict scientific sense. Since the notion of grammar comes from linguistics,...

Teaching English as a Language for Mechanical Engineering

Eduard Krylov, Liudmila Khalyapina & Alfred Nordmann
Engineering education usually includes the acquisition of a foreign language for a transnational professional discourse. Engineering education also involves the acquisition of competencies to compose functional technical systems from component parts. This paper provides a conceptual and empirical exploration of a synergistic effect between these two learning processes. It proposes that engineering education draw upon and incorporates this synergy. A pilot training course confirms that this leads to a faster development of the overall engineering...

In the Beginning was the Word

Alfred Nordmann & Daria Bylieva
The problem of modernity haunts the Western tradition of philosophy and moves us from disenchantment and disempowerment of the word to its reenchantment. If critical reasoning exorcised the magic power of the word, technological achievements of control reinstated it. More straightforwardly, perhaps, Russian thought traditionally viewed the word as a "technical" or "magical" artifact capable of changing the world. In the beginning was God‘s word but are also the words which open the world of...

Decaying Words: The Metaphor of Evolution in Language Becomes Literal in a Canadian Forest

Joseph Wilson
In 2009, two Canadian poets Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott travelled to five different ecosystems within the borders of British Columbia (BC). At each location, they left a copy of the canonical text of physical anthropology, Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859), open to the elements, for one calendar year. The project, documented in the photographic book Decomp turned the poets’ usual mode of expression on its head: instead of manipulating words to create a final...

The Automated Expert Workplace as a Tool for Technological Support for Forensic Expert Activities

Igor Latyshov
The forensic institutions of the Russian Federation draw on the advanced achievements of science and technology to account for the state of modern crime, the methods of committing and concealing crimes. In order to achieve this efficiency at the present stage, issues of technological support of forensic expert activity are of particular relevance. Based on an analysis of the scientific knowledge-base, it is noted that for the successful solution of tasks through the effective use...

First and Last Things: The Signatures of Visualization-Artists

Alfred Nordmann
Nanotechnology began for real when Don Eigler and Erhard Schweizer used 35 xenon-atoms to spell the name of their sponsor “IBM.” The resulting image has since been called “The Beginning” and, indeed, physical processes at the molecular level have since been used countless times to write the names of laboratories and sponsors and sometimes logos (including, of course, the White House and the American Flag). Indeed, when we conquer new territory, we tend to mark...

Future Marketing as Technology for Manipulating Symbolic Consumption

Alexander Pletnev
At the end of the 20th and in the beginning of the 21st centuries, many publications appeared with the aim of trying to characterize the new state of society, which is characterized by an orientation towards economic goals and values. The concept of a consumer society continues to develop, and many authors associate the peculiarities of modern consumption with the spread of digital technologies. An analysis of these publications, as well as the latest trends...

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  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
  • TU Darmstadt
  • Samara National Research University
  • Herzen University
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations
  • University of Padua
  • Volgograd Academy of the Russian Internal Affairs Ministry
  • Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
  • University of Antwerp
  • Bauman Moscow State Technical University