Department of Social Communications Receives Foreign Guests!

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On 2 March a group of experts from Germany — Roland Posner, Joerg Gleiter and Vessela Grigorieva-Posner — arrived in Tomsk. The quests had a tour around the town and enjoyed the good weather. That day the town was seeing the winter off holding the traditional festivities — Maslenitsa.

On Monday the guests from Berlin had a special program: a press conference, a round table and, of course, a tour around the Tomsk State University.

At the press conference the guests spoke about their first impressions of Tomsk as a university town and the «capital of the Festival of Russian Design 2014», as well as about the contemporary approaches to creating the appearance of the town and the university campus in the context of information and communication society.

«The Relevance of Semiotic Approach in Modern Information and Communication Society» was the central issue for discussion during the roundtable. Professor Irina Kuzheleva-Sagan, Head of the Department of Social Communications, the teachers and the students of the department took part in the roundtable.

The principal events of the first day of the Tomsk visit program were held at the conference hall of the 4th building of TSU.
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Return Visit

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The Department of Social Communication of the leading National Research Tomsk State University receives the group of specialists from Germany whose professional and scientific interests are somehow connected with the problems of urban environment visualization.

Among the guests there will be: Roland Posner — Professor Emeritus of the Technical University Berlin (TUB), the director of the Center for Semiotics; Joerg Gleiter – Professor, the head of the Department of Theory and History of Architecture (TUB); Vessela Grigorieva-Posner – Doctor of Museology and History of Art, professional artist and supervisor of several art expositions, member of staff at the Berlin Gallery. The guests will spend the week of March 3 to March 9 in Tomsk. The program of the visit will be very intense: lectures, master-classes, public discussions will be held in collaboration with the Department of Social Communication.

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Umberto Eco: A Game With Memory

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Google, Wikipedia, the most various and different web services and gadgets – all of thisbecome more than just facilities of receiving and information distribution, and in the near future or maybe already today, they appear at us as storage of the knowledge. This storage is capable and ready to replace to each of us own memory.
How we can cease to ask for the help from electronic brain and start a fascinating game with our memory, pass the way from recognition to knowledge and “live the history”? On these and multitude of other questions which concern “a modern illness of memory”, you can find answers in the surprising on its depth letter of the Italian writer and the philosopher Umberto Eco to his grandson. It’s called “Dear grandson, learn by heart”.

My dear grandson,
I wanted to talk about the disease that struck your previous generation, which is already studying at universities. I'm talking about memory loss.

It is true that if you want to know who or where Charlemagne is located in Kuala Lumpur, you can press the button and immediately find out all of the internet. Do it when you have to, but get help, try to remember the content, not to seek a second time when this knowledge you will need in school, for example. The bad news is that an understanding of what the computer can at any time to answer your question, discourages you wish to memorize information. This phenomenon can result in the following comparison: learning that from one street to the other can be reached by bus or subway, which is very convenient when you hurry, a man decides that he is no longer necessary to walk. But if you stop walking, then turn into a man forced to move around in a wheelchair. Oh, I know what you're doing sports and know how to control his body, but back to your brain.

Translation: Vakhrusheva Olesya, 2nd year student of the Chair of Social Communications.

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First “Connect-Universum 2014” Newsletter

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The Department of Social Communications is pleased to represent the first newsletter with the details on participation at the International Web-Conference “Connect-Universum 2014”, the terms of application filling, possible subjects and formats of participation.

We invite members of the academic community and professionals, concerned about visual communications, to participate at the II International Research and Practice Web-Conference “Connect-Universum 2014” (20 – 22May, 2014).

The topic of the conference: “Visual Communication in New Media: Effects, Opportunities, Risks (Interdisciplinary Approach)”

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LinkedIn 25 Hottest Skills 2013

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The rating is based on analyzing the skills and employment history of more than 259 million LinkedIn members’ profiles. Skills and experience (work history) represent the primary components of professional identity on LinkedIn.

If the skills you have on your LinkedIn profile fit one of the categories below, there’s a good chance that you started a new job or were approached by a recruiter about an open position during the past year.

1. Social Media Marketing
2. Mobile Development
3. Cloud and Distributed Computing
4. Perl/Python/Ruby
5. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
6. User Interface Design
7. Digital and Online Marketing
8. Recruiting
9. Business Development/Relationship Management
10. Retail Payment and Information systems
11. Business Intelligence
12. Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
13. Web Programming
14. Algorithm Design
15. Database Management and Software
16. Computer Graphics and Animation
17. C/C++

Author: Gerachshenkova Alena, the 3-rd year student.

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