This is an experimental issue of 2020, which has become a platform for young philosophers interested in the problems of existence and media.
New anthropological, sociological, philosophical, political projects suggested by posthumanist researchers and united by a critique of “Human” necessarily include a critique of the anthropomorphic perception of technology and media as a “natural” environment serving humanity. The gathered articles problematize and redefine the boundaries of technology and media, explore new posthuman projects and also offer new ways to reassemble the boundaries of subjectivity and objectivity, human and non-human. The leitmotiv of the issue are the new forms of agency, which are crossing such dualistic boundaries as artificial / natural, cultural / natural.
Many ideas of the issue were discussed on the roundtable “Reassembling Boundaries: Posthumanism and Postcolonialism”, which ran as a part of 6th International Research Conference "Mechanisms for Formation of Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones (CEFZ)-2019" (RSPU, 10.04.2019).
Alina Holmowaia, Institute of philosophy, SPbU
Yozhi Stolet, independent researcher, founder and moderator of the seminar “New Philosophical Grammar and Methodology, co-organizer of the roundtable “Reassembling Boundaries: Posthumanism and Postcolonialism”
We are glad to welcome you on the website of the network journal of media research “Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies”.
This project is a truly ambitious initiative that serves to disseminate scientific intellectual knowledge and information in the field of media and popular culture (history, cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, etc.) in the modern world community.
It is not for nothing that we used the epithet ambitious, since from the very beginning of its inception and preparation, it really is such. The project was started in 2018 by a small group of enthusiasts, young scientists whose interests lie in the above-mentioned areas of research.
1. First of all, we have assembled a truly big international team to become the members of our editorial board, people from different parts of our “small global village” called planet Earth, as media culture theorist Herbert Marshall McLuhan put it. Our editors are leading scholars in the field of media and popular culture from Russia, USA, UK, Spain, Austria, Sweden, India, Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia, Ghana.
2. Therefore, we chose English (the international language of science) and Russian (as the project is an initiative of Russian scientists) as the working languages of the online journal.
3. Openness, no charge, and peer reviews by leading scholars are the fundamental principles of our project (Ethics). And the digital character of modern international communications made us choose the electronic version of the journal (without physical printing). Based on the above while choosing a platform we preferred an open and free engine called Open Journal Systems, which ideally allows to organize the entire publishing process.
4. This allowed us to automate each stage of publication through the user registration system.
5. The names and e-mail addresses entered on the website of this online journal will be used solely for the purposes indicated by the journal and will not be used for any other purposes or passed to other individuals or organizations.
6. In the “Submit an article” section, any author can independently familiarize themselves with the requirements for the design and submission of an additional document package and submit their papers.
7. In the section “About online publishing” anyone can get acquainted with the main goals, objectives and functions of the project. There is also information about spheres of knowledge within which we accept research papers.
chief-editor PhD Rastyam Aliev
Certificate of registration issued by Roskomnadzor: ЭЛ № ФС77-75215 since 07 march 2019
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