Projects & Grants

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START-UP grant

Ideology and the Virtual City
Project IdSGS02/FU/2022
Main solverMgA. Jiří Havlíček, Ph.D.
Period1/2022 - 12/2022
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationCzech translation of the current influential cultural-critical text Ideology and the Virtual City by Jon Bailes. The editor of the book and the author of the preface will be the philosopher and cultural publicist Ondřej Trhoň. The book Ideology and the Virtual City shows how games capture our coping with the advent of capitalist modernity. The book has subtitle Videogames, Power Fantasises and Neoliberalism, and discusses four mainstream games and their way of dealing with life in neoliberal capitalism, as well as four psychological reactions to its pressures. With this publication, we would like to follow up on two books that we have prepared within SGS in recent years - Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl by the French collective of authors and activists Tiqqun and last year's project K-Punk (Selection from Texts) by the British philosopher Mark Fisher (1968-2017).