11-12 October 2018
Office 501, 23 Lenin Str., Tyumen, Russia
Submission requirements
What will
we talk about?
The digital age transformed the traditional forms of violence but also caused new ones. The hopes to overcome the negative sides of the human community in the age of Internet and social networks have come true only to a certain degree. New 'weaker' and more democratic communication modes reproduce the system of control and overall oppressing structure of victimization, but in an even more inclusive sense. At the same time, there is a number of other pressing issues: those of property, data protection and users' safety; they all should be dealt with both by state institutions, non-governmental organizations and common content holders on the one hand, and by Internet providers and big e-commerce businesses' owners on the other. From this perspective, we would like to re-define violence problematics without reducing it to state-legal legitimization and ethical strategies of nonviolence, its moral condemnation and negative representation.
The discussion will be focusing on the interpretation of "positive" understanding of violence clarifying the meaning of Walter Benjamin's "pure violence" in the digital age, and considering it in a broad interdisciplinary field of social, humanitarian, medical, biological, cognitive and neuroscience, legal and digital culture, media art and a new philosophy. By deconstructing the traditional ontological, theological, legal, biological-anthropological and social justification of violence, explained by the "evil" nature of man, we expect to bridge the gap between the longing of humankind for individual justice and even deeper nostalgia for times when the establishment of justice did not result collective violence.
of the conference
Petar Bojanić
Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Report: “What Police Is. About the Institution of the Universal”
Maurizio Ferraris
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Turin, Italy
Report: “Documental Violence”
Oliver Grau
Chair Professor for Image Science, Danube University, Krems, Austria
Report: “Stories of Media Art and Political Iconography of Information Societies”
Massimo Palma
Report: “Observation on Violence and Domination in Max Weber's Economy and Society”
Lev Manovich
Professor of Computer Science at the City University of New York, Graduate Center, (CUNY) U.S;  Faculty member, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design Moscow; Director, Cultural Trends Lab: University of Tyumen (Russia)
Report: «Artificial Intelligence, Aesthetics and Future of Taste»
The terms
of participation_

in Tyumen
at the participants’
own expense
Information assistance
in accommodation
and orientation
on campus
All the applications
are processed
on cometitive

Conference Topics
Archeology and Genealogy of Violence
(biology, anthropology, philosophy, theology, legal science)

Social and Political Aspects of Violence

Digital Violence: New Ethics and Old Laws

Visualisation of Violence and Media Art
October, 11:
Plenary Session
Panel 1. Archeology and Genealogy of Violence
Panel 2. Reproduction of military discourse: old and new media

October, 12:
Panel 3. Social and Political Aspects of Violence
Panel 4. Digital Violence: New Ethics and Old Laws
Panel 5. Visualisation of Violence and Media Art

Director of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities
Chubarov Igor
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