The Forms of Expression of Society Virtualization as a Post-Historical Phenomenon (Ukrainian Aspect)

Authors

  • Vira Okorokova South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/po/12.2/306

Keywords:

virtualization, virtual reality, virtual community, virtual state, information society, micronation

Abstract

The article aims to study of one of the relevant issues in the field of the modern post-history, namely, the virtualization of society. The latter is considered as a result of the postmodern worldview and the simulative nature of knowledge about social reality. The subject of the research involves the forms of virtual culture reflected in today’s Ukrainian society. Given the specifics of the identified issue, the author of the article draws attention to the specific methodological apparatus of the research. The narrative background of the research, as well as the principle of historicism, allows one to consider virtualization as a process of modelling social reality using computer technologies, whose image or prototype is a historical reality. It is important to note that the virtualization of society has a historical conditionality, which makes it possible to consider it as the next stage of the historical and cultural development of society. At the same time, the modern type of culture is a virtual culture, whose main creator and consumer is human. Its main feature is a pronounced innovative character. The main forms of Ukrainian society virtualization are focused on virtual communities and virtual states. Importantly, each of them mimics the social reality, whose prototype is an image characterizing the cultural identity of society.

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2021-07-01

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Okorokova, V. (2021). The Forms of Expression of Society Virtualization as a Post-Historical Phenomenon (Ukrainian Aspect). Postmodern Openings, 12(2), 246-258. https://doi.org/10.18662/po/12.2/306

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