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The Croatian Writers’ Society, the theory, culture and visual arts journal Tvrđa, and the Zagreb Centre for Visual Studies organized an interdisciplinary symposium „Media Image of the World: From the production of Reality to the Power apparatus“  which was held in Zagreb from 13th to 14th June, 2012.

Media-Via president PhD Vesna Srnic presented her doctoral disertation thesis “The Electronic media and Aesthetics in Postfeminist theory” and was engaged  in a very dynamic discussion.

“Newly established post-discipline socio-humanistic sciences from 1990’s (Cultural studies, Visual studies, Mediology, Information sciences, Theories of Image and New Media, Philosophy of Media, Sociology of Cyberculture, Communication theories) make an attempt to create a new mental map for understanding the escaped Reality, which seems more and more like Entropy and emergencies of the world, and less like those Realities which were described by ideas from clasical modern Epistemology, well known as Subject, Representation, Nation-State, fixed Identity, Suvereignty. Symposium will try to establish an interaction between various subjects/actors in Media dialogue and discourse.”

(From the foreword of PhD Zarko Paic)


International Interdisciplinary Symposium PHILOSOPHY OF MEDIA – Issues of founding, establishing and/or revelation,  will be held on the Croatian island Cres between 16-18 September, 2011. Media-via portal editor M.A. Vesna Srnic is invited to present her papers “Glocal Multimedia Art” at the symposium, organised in the year in which we celebrate the centenary of the  birth of Marshall McLuhan.

In front of Program comitee PhD. Divna Vuksanovic (Serbia) and PhD. Sead Alic (Croatia) stressed: “We live in a time of media intercession, networking, virtual worlds, a growing impact of mass media on politics, culture, human life, experience, or even opinions as such. We exist in a time when the immersion into the world of the mass media reminds us of the fact that we as human beings throughout history have been determined by some sort of media and that only the modern preoccupation with the (mass) media has given rise to an awareness of (partial or total) oblivion of media intercession,especially during times of oral communication, written and print form.” (…)   “In this sense, the philosophy of media co-opts the scientific research of linguistics, psycholinguistics, media theory, the theory of special art, knowledge of techniques and technologies, research psychology, medicine, phonetics, cultural and visual studies, and other science disciplines, theoretical knowledge and practice experience.” tENrNp4O_ZE

Symposium sponsors are  Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian National Tourist Board, Town of Cres and Hotel Kimen Cres.

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Programme of Symposium

A three in one postgraduate study: acting, media in which the acting occurs, and culture created by acting was founded at the University of Rijeka by the internationaly famous actor Rade Serbedzija. He also founded the Ulysses Theatre in 2000 in Brijuni, where he  directs and acts in most plays.

The postgraduate programme was established on December 14th, 2010 by the Senate of the University of Rijeka as a two-year course for specialising in acting, media and culture field of research. Anyone can enroll into the programme, provided they have a valid university degree and have passed the admissions exam. The programme lasts two years (four semesters) during which theory and practice intertwine through courses such as Voice, Acting, Dramaturgy of Performance, Reading Drama, Characteristics of the Cultural System, Actor as Musician, Philosophy of Arts, Actor and Choreography, Postdrama Theatre.

Main aims are training the students to become critics, theoreticians, scientists that have empirically tested methods and challenges of acting process, as well as interdisciplinarity, interactivity and internationality as the policy of the programme. Part of the courses will be held in English, involving collaborators and professors from foreign leading universities and art schools, such as Nigel Osborne, Reid professor of Music at the Edinburgh University; Staša Zurovac, director and choreographer; Nikola Petković, writer; Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, philosopher; Robin Carr (University of Southern Mississippi) and Deborah Kinghorn (University of New Hampshire), masters of Lessac method for voice and acting; Elvio Baccarini, philosopher; Karpo Godina, film director and DoP, and many others.