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Trudna sztuka pozostania w ruchu
(Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych Wydział Filologiczny Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach Plac Sejmu Śląskiego 1 40-032 Katowice, 2018) Picheń, Agata; Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
The main aim of this article is to discuss the obstacles that limits the activity of people in the elderly. The author analyzes the urban space, the home space, contrast the problems found in to the solutions offered by modern technology. The author also makes a diagnosis that the cessation of seniors' activity is not the result of aging, but the effect of preventing movement through external factors. Analyzing examples (literature, architectural manifestos, advertising), she states that the desire to move and overcome barriers is a natural need of every human being.
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Bohater o "stopach z wiatru". O ruchu w twórczości Tomasza Różyckiego - Dwanaście stacji, Bestiarium, Tomi. Notatki z miejsca postoju
(Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych Wydział Filologiczny Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, 2018) Szumiec, Anna; Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
The subject of the article is a presentation of selected works of the contemporary artist against the background of the travel motif. Różycki describes himself as a peripatetic, and transfers that feature to the subjects of his texts. The theme of the journey is one of the most important themes of Różycki's works, manifesting not only in physical wandering, but also in mental travel. This sketch presents selected works in the context of a journey to many geographical spaces and as memorable treks seeking to get to know their own identity. An important element is the presentation of the context of family memories, focusing on the theme of migration from the Kresy Wschodnie to Upper Silesia (Opole). The movement in Różycki's works presents the need for contemporary man to move as a way to determine his own identity.
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Między trwałością a zmiennością. Moda w perspektywie estetycznej
(Wydział Filologiczny, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, 2018) Głutkowska-Polniak, Alicja; Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Culture carries both stable and variable components, tradition and progress. A modern man is also situated between persistence and variability as his life is a process of transformation. Such a situation is not easy for him. Fashion as an aesthetic phenomenon, cultural practice and a way of participating in this culture gives the modern man at least the pretence of abolishing the conflict. The conflict which is not only between persistence and variability but also the feeling of community and individuality or tradition and progress. It creates the ground to reconciliation. Fashion performs different functions but nowadays one of the most significant seems to be the aesthetic one which is connecting people but not enslaving them.
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Szybko, szybciej... O "prędkości" konsumpcji w świetle prawa Moore'a
(Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych Wydział Filologiczny Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, 2018) Orzeł, Barbara; Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
The main aim of this article is to determine the influence of the Moore's Law on the field of consumption. The first part concentrates on the definition and perception of the speed in philosophy and culture (according to Paul Virilio, Jacques Derrida and Leszek Kołakowski). Afterwards the author considers the nature of the Moore's Law and its consequences (for example: the Post-PC Era, the new communication behaviors). The foregoing discussion has attempt to present the conception of "the slowdown" and the possibility to enable sustainable consumer habits (slow foods, slow jobs, slow fashion).
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Post-fabryka. Rzuceni w miejsce
(Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych Wydział Filologiczny Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, 2018) Kunce, Aleksandra; Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
The post-factory, construed as the space of a former factory that has been subject to material, functional and experiential transformation, would be such a place that brings to us back a lost sense of gravity. It does so not just by redescribing and redefining the former plant - which may not be serious enough - but by bringing the place back to our experience, by recovering its palpable presence in that it makes us repeat some movements, put our feet on the very ground, touch the machines, fill the space with our activity and inhabit anew the idea that we have just called into being. The post-factory is an already transformed experience that still pervades us and an idea that we wish to relate to in order to make it inhabitable.