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GSSR New Projects Seminar #8 May 31st. Join on Zoom

31 May 2021

New Projects Seminar Series at the GSSR

The GSSR announces the eighth in our new series of seminars addressed both to doctoral students and academic staff. The seminars aim to bring together students and established researchers working in the same field, thus promoting closer interaction and future collaboration between them.

During the seminars doctoral students present for discussion well-advanced research projects, with experienced scholars from various academic centres in Poland and abroad invited to take the role of commentators.

The seminars take place on the Zoom platform and are open to all.

This seminar is scheduled for May 31stth at 15:00 Warsaw time (CET, GMT+1) with Justyna Minkiewicz presenting the topic, “Technology in Art and Art in Technology – Its Impact on Digital Society, and Anna Nacher (Jagiellonian University) and Iwo Zmyślony (University of Warsaw) as commentators.


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15.00 Introduction by Katarzyna Król (chair)
15.05 A few words from Maria Gołębiewska (supervisor)
15.10 Seminar presentation: Technology in Art and Art in Technology – Its Impact on Digital Society
15.40 Comments from Anna Nacher
15.55 Comments from Iwo Zmyślony
16.10 Discussion
16:45  Closing remarks


Next seminars:

June 1st at 13:00 Oleg DietkowEuropean Gaming Culture: the Case of Gamers’ Identity

Justyna Minkiewicz

Technology in Art and Art in Technology – Its Impact on Digital Society


The main subject of the seminar is the introduction to the topic of my doctoral dissertation entitled: “Preparation of the Marketing and Communication Industry for Breakthrough Technological Change: Rules of Recognition, Knowledge, and Implementation.” The starting point of my presentation will be first results of the research project on the knowledge and implementation of the newest technologies (well-known worldwide) in marketing industry in Poland.

However, the main accent of this presentation will be pressed on one of the key chapters, within which I explore the mutual intertwining of art and technology, and its impact on the society.

I will present: 1) some theses on diverse reciprocal interactions between art and technology, 2) an overview of the most important artistic movements that resulted from technological, economic and social changes, 3) the theory on contemporary art and new aesthetic criteria, 4) the development and character of the digital art, and the theory of new space – digital space.

I will present chosen artworks to illustrate the application of technologies in art which are the most popular nowadays, such as virtual reality, blockchain and artificial intelligence. In addition, I will also describe a clear example of the artist’s influence on the development of technology.


Previous seminars:

Seminar May 25th

Steve Davies, commentators Prof. Katarzyna Andrejuk (IFiS PAN) and Dr. Bolaji Balogun (University of Sheffield) -Anchoring in the Angloscape? Exploring the shifting sands of privilege for British citizens living long-term in Poland


Seminar May 5th

Katarzyna Król, commentator, Daniel Navon ( UC San Diego) –Making sense of biomedical knowledge: mothers and rare inborn errors of metabolism  


Seminar April 20th

Mümtaz Murat Kök, commentators Adam Nocek (Arizona State University) and Adam Lipszyc (IFiS PAN) –Eugene Thacker’s Cosmic Pessimism


Seminar  March 30th 2021

Edit Zgut, commentators András Bozóki (CEU) and Daniel Kelemen (Rutgers)– Informal power in authoritarian hybrid regimes – a theoretical framework


Seminar  March 16th 2021

Gabriel Klimont, commentators: Marta Bucholc (Warsaw University) Aleksandra Derra (Nicolaus Copernicus University In Toruń)

The Origins of Biopolitics in Poland?Transformations of Power over Vagabonds in 18th Century Warsaw


Seminar 2 March 3rd 2021

Philip Højme, commentator Marcel Stoetzler (Bangor University, UK) Reading Butler as a Dialectical Thinker: Juxtaposing Butler with Adorno.


Seminar 1 February 17th 2021

Helen Grela, commentator: Randall Auxier (Southern Illinois University)

The Lockean and Smithian Roots of Entitlement Theory: Labor, Money, and the Transition to the Free Market system



The New Projects Seminar is funded by Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju, the project “Humanities and Social Sciences for Society and Enterprise” (POWR.03.02.00-IP.08-I019/17). The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund under the Operational Program Knowledge Education Development 2014 – 2020.


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