Digital Discourses: The Russian Internet

25 February 2009, 17:00 - 19:00

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane

Gasan Guseinov
(University of Moscow)
Olga Goriunova   (University of Moscow) 


Olga Goriunova
Art platforms: creating mate lit is a Russian-language based internet platform, of a kind I call art platforms that present a new digital mechanism of developing an art current and achieving some kind of aesthetic brilliance through work with folklore, everyday and imitative creativity. The talk will focus on "mate lit" (a male variant of "chick lit") developed around particular Internet sites with an emphasis on the change brought about to the advance of creative work by new media technology, "social tools" and late capitalism.

Olga Goriunova is currently a Lecturer in Interactive Media at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College.


This event is part of the Contemporary Russian Culture Studies Group Seminar series.

Meetings are held on alternate Wednesdays during term-time, 5pm to 7.00pm at CRASSH.

All welcome.  No registration required.

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