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Miasto przyszłości Masdar, czyli w jaki sposób miasto rządzi wyobraźnią
(Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych, Uniwersytet Śląski, 2015) Niedziałek, Ewa; Uniwersytet Warszawski
The city is a creation, which since ancient times mobilizes political and material productive forces of humans, as well as their imagination. Today, this potential is developed by various images of a technological city of the future, as the built from the ground, eco-city of Masdar. The narrative built around this city significantly exceeds the regional dimension, becoming the new universal figure of the dream about an ideal town. Simultaneously, the vision of Masdar as the "city of the future" is composed mainly of technological and economic elements, and as such, it distances itself from the imaginary dimension of the city, described by Lewis Mumford with the concept of "city-theater". Analysis of the "dramatic energy" inscribed to urban centers by the writer, will highlight possible weak points of the reflections circled around circled around the futuristic concept of Masdar.
Przekroczyć człowieka. Uwagi o postantropocentrycznym problemie umiejscowienia
(Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych, Uniwersytet Śląski, 2015) Markiewicz, Miłosz; Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
The article is an attempt to consider a place of a subject in perspective of post-anthropocentric point of view. Post-anthropocentrism is a heavyweight issue of the posthumanism, a critical theory, which is based on rejection of human domination over the world and which considers human as a part of life-itself. However, is human capable of rejecting the anthropocentric point of view? Is overstepping the Anthropos even possible? What we can do to not allow the post-anthropocentrism become one of anthropocentric instruments of power? Author tries to answer these questions referring to feminist critical theories - Adrienne Rich's politics of location and Donna Haraway's situated knowledge. It seems that, the proper question is rather, could human beings become a part of life-itself, remaining themselves at the same time.
Miasto jako nieuchronność. Miasto fantasy
(Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych, Uniwersytet Śląski, 2015) Kowalski, Rafał; Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
The main aim of this article is to discuss ways of presenting Cities in fantasy novels. Because of the breadth of issues were chosen most characteristic performance. The author hopes to present the most important methods of submit ways of making Cities in fantasy novels.
Miasto jako miejsce praktyk dizajnerskich
(Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych, Uniwersytet Śląski, 2015) Głutkowska-Polniak, Alicja; Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
The city, one of the most polysemous spaces is perpetually penetrated by various practises, creative actions, multidimensional activity, artistic creations including also design practises. The city is a peculiar heterotopia, where also through design practices all that is practical penetrate with what is aesthetical, science with art, information with interpretation. Design practices serve integration of the things' world with the man's life. These are somehow a synonym of the human environment, which is generated by people and for people - artefactual environment. Design has an ability to tangle and involve people with the surrounding reality in a manner that they do not only contemplate or consume ambient things, but live with what is material and immaterial in close symbiosis.
Wywłaszczeni z miejsca. O audiowizualności miasta i problemach z tożsamością jego mieszkańców na początku XXI w.
(Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych, Uniwersytet Śląski, 2015) Regiewicz, Adam; Akademia im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Seeing sets our place in the surrounding world about which the ubiquitous screens convince a modern inhabitant: LED displays, monitors of the video games, cash machines, MP4 players etc. Located in the iconosphere of a town, the screens constitute a new space causing "loss of a place and projection". A screen image is an alternative text to the first reality and it is simulated, received more tangibly than visually which causes a new sense of space, based not on the territory but on the community in the picture transmission. A screen ceases to engage a passer-by and becomes an indication of a non-place which Marc Augé characterises through: the exchange of the place for anthropological space, uncertainty of the materialisation of space and the primacy of vision over the experience of space. Non-places do not create identity or relations, but only similarity and loneliness. The plane of the "meeting" is the consumerism attitude, and an identity based on a continuous consumption might be called transparent.