Anya Shchetvina

Anya Shchetvina


2022 M.Sc. Cultures of Art, Science and Technology, Maastricht University

2022 Project manager and researcher in The club for internet and society enthusiasts

2021 Research Assistant, ERC project Machine Vision in Everyday Life, University of Bergen

2020 B.A. Cultural Studies


[zusammen mit G. De Seta] Imagining Machine Vision. Visual Registers of Sensory Automation in China’s AI Industry, in: AI & Society. Knowledge, Culture and Communication 2023. [im Erscheinen]

The Internet Will (Not) Remember You. Curation of Autobiographical Online Materials in Russian Social Networks in Spring 2022, in: Memory, Mind & Media 2023. [im Erscheinen]

[zusammen mit A. Marsili] Laugh in Case of Emergency. Framing the Pandemic Through Memes in Italy and Russia, in: Baltic Screen Media Review 9 (2022), H. 2, 52-72.

[zusammen mit Polina Kolozaridi und Katrin Tiidenberg] No Country for IT-Men. Post-Soviet Internet Metaphors of Who and How Interacts with the Internet, in: Metaphors of Internet. Ways of Being in the Age of Ubiquity, hg. von Annette Markham und Katrin Tiidenberg, New York 202o, 221-231.

Lehre / organisierte Workshops & Konferenzen



Workshop über Methoden der digitalen Ethnographie und Online-Archivarbeit
Sefer Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization



2020 – 2022

Understanding People on the Internet: Identity and Online Self-Presentation; Historical and Ethnographic Approaches to Online Practices. Seminare (B.A.)
National Research University Higher School of Economics



E-Mail: anya.shchetvina[at]

Manifesting the Digital: Manifesto as a Form and Format for Voices of Internet Shapers Between 1980 and 2020

Work that is done by various digital technologies is ultimately complex and therefore asks for active interpretation. The meaning-making often comes in the form of particular metaphors, rhetorical repertoire or adaptation of known literary forms, including manifestos, such as A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace (1996), A blogger’s manifesto: free speech and censorship in the age of the Internet (2007), The #TwitterEthics Manifesto (2014) and others. The aim of this research is to address a selection of internationally-known manifestos for which the digital technologies are the matter of concern. The project emphasizes the questions of an interplay between this literary form and digital formats, manifestos’ approach to globality of the internet, and the range of political standpoints and their repertoire, to provide a multifaceted analysis of texts that aim to shape present and future of the digital technologies in society.

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