Joint International scientific and practical conference
“Digital Century of Culture” and “EVA 2013 Moscow”

November 19 - 22, 2013


Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Russain State Library
Russian State Library
Russian association of digital libraries
Russian association of digital libraries
European Union
European Commission
PIK Centre
PIK Centre
Interregional Center of Library Cooperation
Interregional Center of Library Cooperation

List of reports (97)

The Human Subject of the XX1 century on the Planes of Cyberspace: Unlimited Possibilities and New Dangers

Shapinskaya Ekaterina

Internet, cyberspace, glocalization, mass media, computerisation, escapism, postculture, fragmentation

The paper deals with specific features of escapism in the space of Internet. Three main problems are put forward: what are the features of cyberspace, what are its attractions for human being and what dangers does it contain. Special attention is given to the contradictory nature of technologies playing the key role in contemporary culture. On the one hand, they are the embodiment of the triumph of rational science, on the other hand they are becoming the medium for transmitting fantastic ideas and images, acquiring thus magic qualities. Virtual worlds of Internet are regarded as a part of postmodern culture with its accent on endless fragmentation. Escapist has endless possibilities in this space. Such domains of human life as religion, love and art, especially attractive for an escapist, have been examined in the paper.

Special Research and Practice Seminar "Information Society: quo vadis?" (continued)

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