Anton Gumenskiy, M.A.

Research Areas

  • Communications Theory
  • Cultural Analysis
  • Media Aesthetics
  • Media and Information Literacy
  • Media Theory
  • Political Communication
  • Popular Culture
  • Public Relations

Ongoing Projects

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I am an independent Media and Culture scholar. My academic interests lie where Media Studies, Anthropology and Psychology intersect. I focus on the fields of Media Ecology and Slow Communication. One of my current research projects is 'The Diaries of Silence’ experiment in which the participants abstain from using gadgets, digital services, and oral speech for seven days, and record their experiences in self-observation diaries. Among other things, these diaries demonstrate the crucial role of media in relations with the Self, and the paradoxical status of Silence. I have been previously affiliated to Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (2010-2022); and Faculty of International Journalism, MGIMO University (2008-2020).