Die Kultur von digitalen Nomaden im Kontext der Ontologie der Netzwerkgesellschaft und Kultursemiotik

  • Irina Petrovna Kuzheleva-Sagan Tomsk State University
Keywords: digital nomad, network society, culture, cultural semiotics, sociology, sociosemiotics, technology, theory of culture, work studies, work, internet, deterritorialization, globalization, mobility, code, QR code, warchalking, Jurij Lotman, Roland Posner, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, nomadism


Digital nomadism is a new way of life that became possible only at the period of network society owing to the appearance of wireless communication technology. It has two main characteristics: permanent mobility on global or local levels and connection (or being “plugged”) to networks. Digital nomads are people who due to using Internet and mobile technologies are not tied to a definite place and who conduct their professional life, study or do creative work in a nomadic manner. The ontology of the modern society, its technologization, informatisation, computerization, use of the digital technologies and networking encourage the development of digital nomadic culture and helps to promote it as a universal culture of the network society. This fast development causes different problems. One of these problems is that the digital nomadic culture is far ahead of the research and description of its philosophical and theoretical grounds that would give an opportunity for a relevant analysis of its specific character and functioning mechanisms. The purpose of this article is to represent the traits of the digital nomadic culture. The general description of their culture in context of network society is based on the traditions of culture semiotics as understood by J. Lotman and R. Posner. The author of this article assumes that this approach can help not only to define the identity, borders and factors of the existence of digital nomadic culture, but provide an account of it as a comprehensive and globalized phenomenon as well.

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