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ELENA A. BOGATYREVA,
GITR Film and Television School,
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ATTRACTIONS OF SCREEN CIVILIZATION AND HUMAN CONCEPT
Abstract. The article discusses the results of the annual scientific conference, the organizers of which are traditionally the State Institute for Art Studies (GII) and the Film and Television School (GITR). Unlike all previous forums, the Attractions of Screen Civilization and Human Concept conference of April 6–8, 2020 was held online. Surprisingly, this compelled format of a scientific event revealed its productivity. As one of the participants in the conference said, researchers of screen reality and new media had the opportunity to “relocate” to screen reality and experience it from the inside. The novelty of the format was manifested not only in the intimacy of the event, but also in the greater importance of joint discussions. There appeared an opportunity for collective discussions, which were no less significant than the reports themselves. Participants to the conference were scientists from the GII, GITR, the Higher School of Economics, the Russian State University for the Humanities, the Saint Petersburg State University, Maykop State Technological University, Rostov State Rachmaninov Conservatoire, Saint Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences, ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, University of Genoa (Italy). The conference discussed the influence of new media on people and their cognitive abilities; the correlation of new and “old” media and the specifics of their artistic languages; the phenomenon of attraction and attractivity in the history of art; veracity of screen images; the impact of screen culture on the mode of existence of traditional arts in the contemporary socio-cultural environment; the specifics of film adaptations of literary works; the consequences of the transition of spectacles into an online format, etc. Among the main results of the conference was the clarification of the meaning of “an attraction” as a concept and the contexts in which this concept is applied. The circumstances of human interaction with the digital environment are changing rapidly, a number of conclusions about the impact of new communication technologies on people can be preliminary, and the situation should be further researched. Technological development does not cancel the demand for the first-person self-awareness, endowed with imagination. Education does not boil down to the transfer of information—it requires reflection, feelings, emotions, evaluation, etc. The online format will obviously be actively used in the future for conducting scientific and educational events.
Keywords: attraction, screen culture, human concept, new media, media research, aesthetics