Когда «корона» тяжела: цифровые медиа в эпоху пандемии
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire cultural and entertainment industry around the world, especially cinema. The unprecedented widespread closure of cinemas provided an opportunity to look at the cinema experience from a new angle and re-raise the issue of the opposition between theatrical distribution and streaming services.
In this article, the author examines the state of the cinema market in Moscow during self-isolation from the moment it closed in March 2020 until it opened in August 2020. Presenting, on the one hand, a historical document fixing the chronological sequence of actions during the 2020 pandemic of both cinemas and the Government of Moscow and the Russian Federation, and on the other, conducting a theoretical study of the cinema, based on the theories of Robert Stam “cinema as a temple” and the works of Thomas Elsesser and Malta Hagener on the spectator's body experience during film viewing and comparing cinema with streaming services, parallels are drawn to the historical development of individual and collective viewing (television and cinema / videotapes and cinema, etc.), the author proposes a rethinking of the cinema as a sacred, ritual and public place.
This paper deals with the metaphoric representation of the concept cash in professional discourse. It is based on the analysis of conceptual metaphors in English written texts produced by students majoring in economics. The paper focuses on the metaphor as a means of verbalizing special knowledge in a professional type of economic discourse. A comprehensive analysis, applied by the author, contributes to the development of a metaphoric model of the concept cash.
The artcile presents nominations for interpersonal status of communicators in different types of intercultural discourse. These depend on the level of professional competence and range along the scale "naive - specific".
The article is devoted to the problem of communicative features of the constructive structure of the font identity in the city branding sphere. This problem is considered in the framework of the nonlinearity of visual communication based on typology, comparative and structural analysis of the font identity of the world's cities. The article analyzes the brand identity of the city of Murmansk (2015) with the use of qualitative research methods: an expert interview with the designer of Murmansk identity.
This paper explores, mainly from a legal perspective, the extent to which the Russian regulations of traditional TV and online audiovisual media policies have been consistent with the Council of Europe (hereinafter CoE) standards. The study compares between the CoE and Russian approaches to specific aspects of audiovisual regulation including licensing, media ownership, public service media, digitalization, and national production. The paper first studies the CoE perspective through examining its conventional provisions related to audiovisual media, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights as well as the CoE non-binding documents. The paper then considers Russian national legislation governing audiovisual media and the Russian general jurisdiction courts’ practice on broadcast licensing. The paper suggests that the Russian audiovisual regulations are insufficiently compatible with the CoE standards and more in line with the Soviet regulatory traditions.
Systems Thinking in Museums explores systems thinking and the practical implication of it using real-life museum examples to illuminate various entry points and stages of implementation and their challenges and opportunities. Its premise is that museums can be better off when they operate as open, dynamic, and learning systems as a whole as opposed to closed, stagnant, and status quo systems that are compartmentalized and hierarchical. This book also suggests ways to incorporate systems thinking based on reflective questions and steps with hopes to encourage museum professionals to employ systems thinking in their own museum. Few books explore theory in practice in meaningful and applicable ways; this book offers to unravel complex theories as applied in everyday practice through examples from national and international museums.