Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-7671 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1948 (Online)

new media

The Organization of Educational Process in the Conditions of New Media Environment

The article considers the specifics of the new media environment which create new opportunities for education. The author carries out the comparative analysis of features of the organization of educational process in a traditional format and in the conditions of new media environment.

Reflections on the Media: Discourses of the Media Literacy

The article analyzes two discourses of perception of reality: postmodern and media. The main characteristics of a person’s understanding of their situation in the world are singled out. In post-modern discourse formed rhizomatic approach to understanding space that substantiates the state of so-called “new opacity”. The author makes an assumption according to which the idea of postmodernism can be reduced to the crisis of human interaction and a certain historical social environment in which it is closed in its own locality.

Digital Religion

The study of social networks, interactions, and relationships has a long history in academia. That social networks play a central role in religious life of recent society is well accepted by most social scientists. For instance, they are crucial for the recruitment and affiliation of members, the diffusion of religious ideas and practices, motivating people of faith to volunteer and become politically activity. Still, however, much work remains at the level of defining the phenomenon of online religion.

The Ontology of Digital Code: From Human to Nonhuman

The article provides the analysis of the significance of digital revolution for technoculture, inspired by the scientism of the modern era. An ontological status of digital code is the purpose of this research. The approach is focused on the role of computer interface in optical media history (F. Kittler), along with the understanding of «picture of the world» (M. Heidegger), within computer image review (F. Kramel, M. Fuller).