The article analyses CTC Media digital projects, as well as creating theoretically coherent explanation for the term “transmedia”. The author attempts to answer definitively whether or not the transmedia label could be applied to CTC Media projects, primarily via analysis of the Molodyozhka project using the principles of transmedia storytelling.
As my analysis shows, the Molodyozhka project team managed to incorporate the majority of transmedia storytelling principles, as described by Henry Jenkins. Therefore Molodyozhka can be described as a transmedia project. However, there are still a number of avenues that are yet to be explored. First and foremost, there should be more unique content created for various extensions of the project. Second - UGC (content created by fans and followers) should be utilised to a greater extent, producers should engineer a way for the fans to gain ability to influence the way the story develops so as to harness the creative abilities of Molodyozhka’s fanbase.
Among various projects in Russia Molodyozhka uses transmedia principles better than any other, and it had become a benchmark for CTC Media as a whole.
The article analyzes James Mill’s views on the imperial policy of Great Britain in the frst quarter of the 19th century and his perception of the ancient experience of colonization. His ideas are examined in relation to the intellectual and political life of the UK at the end of the 18th — the frst quarter of the 19th century. This was the period when a radical reform movement arose that adopted the ideas of Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham and David Ricardo. An appeal to the history of Greece and Rome became an important argument in the debates about the future organization of the British Empire and in the relations between the metropolis and its colonies
The present publication includes a Russian translation of the 28th chapter from ʻAttar’s Memorial of God’s friends (Taẕkiratu’l-awliyā). The hero of this chapter, Sahl of Tustar (d. 896), was a Qur’an commentator and a Sufi sheik affiliated both with Sufi and Islamic Law circles of the 9th century Basra. The first translation of this text into Russian from the Persian original (in M. Esteʻlami’s edition), supplied with historical and philological commentary, is prefaced by a concise introduction, which provides basic data on Tustari’s life, teachings and works in Arabic. It is noted that although ʻAttar has constructed his narrative by borrowing mostly from Arabic sources, his Persian portrait of Sahl looks different. ʻAttar’s narration is an account of self-sacrificing deeds of a Sufi man of faith as well as an account of his homiletic sayings on the benefits of penitence, hunger and confidence in God; Tustari’s achievements in esoteric interpretation of the Qu’ran are barely mentioned.
This article examines some pedagogical ideologemes which defined the education and training of Spanish children evacuated to the Soviet Union during the Spanish civil war (1937-1939), through the use of conceptual history. My main intention is to analyze some concepts from discourse of Spanish ideologists, Spanish children themselves and their Soviet educators. The initial section details the semantics of the Spanish concept of ‘useful person’ (hombre de provecho/hombre útil) which is frequently used by the Spanish alumni. It cannot be properly understood without some knowledge of the Soviet ideological context, so the second half of the article focuses on the Soviet idea of ‘being useful to the homeland’. The study reveals hybrid nature of ‘moral’ and ideological education of Spanish children in the Soviet Union.
The article includes a Russian translation of the chapter devoted to Ahmad ibn Hanbal from Farid al-Din ʻAṭṭār’s Memorial of God’s Friends. Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780–855), celebrated Muslim theologian, jurist and traditionist, is a founder and eponym of Hanbali school. In this hagiography ʻAṭṭār presents him as an active proponent of the dogma of the eternal essence of the Quran — Ahmad ibn Hanbal preferred tortures and martyrdom rather than rejecting his beliefs.
The authors of this article have undertaken a critical analysis of basic methodological principles of urban digitalization studies. We argue the relevance of the “digital connection” concept since our field research confirms the discrete nature of mobile digital practices. At the same time, a generic anthropological approach brings a universal logic to discontinuous cases: the starting point of our speculations is the human being in a changing urban environment.