Nosova, Snezhana S. (Russia, Tomsk)

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Communication of the Psychological Faculty in National Research Tomsk State University, post-graduate student at the Department of Philosophy of National Research Tomsk State University.

Education: 
  • Tomsk State Pedagogical University,  Department of Foreign Languages (1995-2000);
  • Professional training at the Department of Psychology at Tomsk State University (2006-2008);
  • Post-graduate student at the Department of Philosophy in Tomsk State University (to date).
Professional career: 
  • Assistant Lecturer at the International Department of Management in Tomsk State University (2000-2002);
  • Editor and anchor on Tomsk radio-stations (1998-2005);
  • Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Public Relations in Tomsk State University (2006-2010);
  • Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Managing Innovations in Tomsk University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (2010-2012);
  • Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Communication in Tomsk State University (February – to date).
Publications:

Author of several publications including ‘Resources of the Theory of Communicative Action by Y.Habermas in Understanding of Mechanisms of Co-Existence of Competitive Philosophical and Scientific Paradigms’ (co author, 2006); ‘Media-Literacy and its Developing Within the Course of Foreign Language for Special Purposes’ (2009); ‘Interdisciplinary Approach to the Teaching of English Language’ (2011); ‘Innovative Potential of Youth as a Socio-Cultural Phenomenon’ (2011); “Network Generation: Architects‹ or Herostratuses ?” (2013); “Culture of Digital Nomads:Ontological, Anthropological, and Semiotic Aspects” (2014). 

Participated in various Russian and International scientific and scientific-practical conferences, including IX International Triple-Helix Conference (Stanford University, USA, CA, 2011) with the presentation ‘Up to the HUB: Humanities Networking Technology for Developing Young People’s Innovation Potential’; 12th World Congress of Semiotics (Sofia 2014) with the report “Culture of Digital Nomads:Ontological, Anthropological, and Semiotic Aspects”.

Professional and scientific interest:

Social philosophy; philosophy and theory of social communication; philosophy of science and technology; modeling of educational environment and educational systems; event management; new media; net-communities.

The theme of the dissertation that is being prepared is ‘Network Technologies for Developing Young People’s Innovation Potential (Socio-Philosophical Approach)’.

Disciplines:

‘Introduction to Advertising; ‘Introduction to Advertising in English’; ‘Creativity in Advertising’; ‘; ‘Advertising in Social Media’; ‘Event-Marketing in New Media’, ‘Business Communication’.

New course for the Master Degree Program ‘English for Special Purposes’ (will be launched in 2012-2013 academic year.

Practical experience in sphere of social communication:
  • Organizing special events for promoting radio-stations (2000-2005);
  • Working in advertising sales (2002-2005);
  • Creating web-content for corporate websites (2002 to date);
  • Web- copywriting 2002 (to date);
  • Working in Tomsk regional non-profit organization ‘Strategy of Success’: organizing special events, applying for grants (2010 to date);
  • Corporate PR and advertising in social media (2010 to date).
Topic of the report:

Culture of Digital Nomads:Ontological, Anthropological, and Semiotic Aspects. 
Social philosophy; philosophy and theory of social communication; philosophy of science and technology; modeling of educational environment and educational systems; event management; new media; net-communities.

The theme of the dissertation that is being prepared is ‘Network Technologies for Developing Young People’s Innovation Potential (Socio-Philosophical Approach)’.

Abstract:

“Digital nomads” (DN) is a metaphor, which used to be nothing but a neologism some time ago (Makimoto, Manners, 1997). But it presented the essence of the phenomenon so fairly that over the next few years became very popular in journalism. Moreover, it turned into the commonly used scientific term in the interdisciplinary discourse among social philosophers, social scientists, media theoreticians, economists, and architects.  

Digital nomads are people who, in the processes of their professional activities (or studying, creating art, free time), are not confined to particular spots through using Internet technologies and mobile connection. Therefore, the phenomenon of DN belongs solely to the network information-communication society. It appeared in the context of two inter-dependent global trends: mobility and digitalization.

The number of DN increases. At first they were the inhabitants of “wireless” megapolises. Today, due to the development of satellite communication, they can be seen in countryside, cold and regular deserts, etcetera. In order to become a digital nomad, it is not necessary to be a dedicated traveler or to move from one place to another in a common, physical sense. The major point is to be always “plugged” to the Net through some sorts of gadgets. This “plugging” is the key factor which determines a digital nomad.

The culture of DN is constantly evolving and turning into the “universal” culture of the network society. In some sense, it covers various traditional cultures and subcultures and absorbs them (assimilates). In this regard, people are starting facing different issues. The one that should really draw our attention is that the practical aspects of digital nomadism anticipate developing its theoretical grounds. Studying “digital nomadism” today is, in most cases, fixating and describing specific life situations (cases) and discussing them in blogs. 
There are many questions that have not been answered yet. For instance:

  •   What is the ontology (form of existence and world view) of digital nomadism, which determines its culture and social practices?
  •   What are the anthropological changes people must go through in order to become true DN?
  •   What are the specific character of digital nomadism culture as of combination of sign systems, characterized by certain processes, codes, and media?
  •   What determines identity and limits of this culture?
  •   What artifacts and “mentifacts” (R. Posner) constitute it?
  •   What are the relations between network society, civilization, and DN’ mentality on one hand and sign systems on the other?

The authors of the given paper try to find answers to these questions base their arguments on specifically developed methodological complex.
 
 

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Communication of the Psychological Faculty in National Research Tomsk State University, post-graduate student at the Department of Philosophy of National Research Tomsk State University.
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