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V-A-C Sreda

Featuring specially commissioned artworks, a podcast series and a selection of timely essays, Sreda magazine offers a nuanced view on Russian culture and contemporaneity. Content is available for a limited period of time and updated every Wednesday. The Russian word ‘sreda’ means Wednesday and also defines the natural, geographical and social environment.

Thought Contagion with Wladimir Velminski

What unites the revolutionary and theorist on the Scientific Organization of Labour Aleksei Gastev and TV psychic Anatoly Kashpirovsky? How does media theory approach the phenomena of thought reading, telekinesis, bioinformation and electromagnetism? Are Soviet experiments with brain waves and telepathy limited to unifying the way of thinking and enforcing ideological conformity? V–A–C curator Karen Sarkisov discusses these questions with Wladimir Velminski, a media theorist and head of the project History and Theory of Media Regimes in Eastern Europe at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.

This episode is in Russian.