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Sakura, manga, kimono: Representation of Japan at Japanese themed events
Nezveda, Tomáš ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Knotková - Čapková, Blanka (referee)
Sakura, manga, kimono: Representation of Japan at Japanese themed events Bc. Tomáš Nezveda Abstract This thesis studies the issue of a representation of Japan at Japanese themed events in the Czech Republic. The conclusions of this thesis are based on empirical research in three essential terrains - the Japan Information and Culture Centre of the Japanese Embassy in the Czech Republic, the Czech-Japanese Association, and the Czech anime community. Each terrain's activities are analyzed to identify images of Japan they produce for their visitors. This contextual basis is built on for a further analysis of three significant issues that arise from the research - the difference and prevalence of Japanese culture in the Czech Republic, its authenticity, and the tendency of Czech fans to idealize Japan.
Photojournalism after Digitalization: State of Photojournalism in the Czech Republic
Lábová, Sandra ; Silverio, Robert (advisor) ; Nilsson, Maria Elisabeth (referee) ; Allan, Stuart (referee)
This dissertation undertakes ethnographic research to examine photojournalism in the Czech Republic comprehensively. It builds on the importance of news images in the media representation of reality while considering the authenticity of photography. It stresses photojournalists' role in gatekeeping decision-making and discusses the challenges they face in the evolving media market and developing technology. The research employs qualitative and quantitative methods to examine four dimensions of current photojournalist practice in the Czech Republic: professional identity, production process, ethical standards, and working conditions in light of rising competition. Key findings show passionate and dedicated professionals facing challenges in digitalization and limited resources. Respondents prioritize authenticity and autonomy but highlight the concerns about the underrepresentation of photo departments and the impact of competition in photojournalism. Nevertheless, they express high job satisfaction, viewing their profession as prestigious and rewarding. This research sets a foundation for future longitudinal studies of Czech photojournalists by providing arguments for several concerns, such as gender disparity, technological advancements, and audience perception of visual narratives.
Authenticity in the perception of users of the BeReal network
Tabačíková, Kristýna ; Soukup, Martin (advisor) ; Vochocová, Lenka (referee)
The bachelor thesis "Authenticity from the Perspective of BeReal Social Media Users" examines the concept and perception of authenticity among users of the social media platform BeReal. It also focuses on the expression of identity and self-presentation within the platform's environment and investigates the motivations that drive participants in the research to use BeReal. The theoretical part of the thesis delves into the concepts of authenticity, identity, self-presentation, and sharing everyday experiences, providing the contextual framework for the study. The theoretical foundations draw from George E. Newman's categorization of authenticity, Erving Goffman's dramaturgical analysis, the exhibitionist approach to self-presentation, and social photography. The research aimed to explore how BeReal users interpret the concept of authenticity, how it manifests for them, and what it means to them. For this purpose, semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted, and the data were subsequently analyzed using thematic analysis. The results revealed that authenticity does not hold significant importance for BeReal users, who primarily use the platform to maintain social contacts. Participants associated authenticity with aspects of ordinariness and non-aesthetics, or as a means of expressing their...
Linguistic Analysis of podcast Zkouškový
Tesařová, Tereza ; Klabíková Rábová, Tereza (advisor) ; Šimková, Karolína (referee)
The bachelor's thesis "Linguistic Analysis of podcast Zkouškový" deals with a relatively young format of audio content that has recently become a popular form of shared content. Practically everyone has a podcast nowadays. The analysis will deal with a podcast series about life of young people. Just like the format in which the show was produced, the creators of Zkouškový are young people bringing new topics that are downplayed by society. The aim of this bachelor thesis is to present a comprehensive case study. To evaluate whether the topics presented are in line with the motivation behind the show. To evaluate whether the used words are appropriate to decribe the life of young people. The theoretical part of the thesis will anchor the thesis by using definitions, portraying the current podcast scene and introducing the programme under analysis. The analysis will be based on the principles of conversation analysis, focusing on how the characters are and what their behaviour is. It will analyze the podcast series linguistically by using a description of typical linguistic devices and excerpts from the podcast series. It will evaluate how the dominant themes are presented. In the conclusion of the bachelor thesis, we summarize the findings already established. We evaluate whether this type of audio...
Authenticity on BeReal, the new social media app
Ouhrabková, Eliška ; Oukropec, Jindřich (advisor) ; Švecová, Martina (referee)
The topic of this bachelor thesis is the examination of authentic performance on the new social media site BeReal. The ambition of this thesis is to use qualitative methods to find out how selected respondents present themselves on this social network. The theoretical part of the thesis focuses on communication, social networks, self-presentation, authenticity and the introduction of the BeReal app. In the practical part, the research methodology is introduced to familiarize the reader with the research sample and research questions. It also presents the justification for the chosen qualitative methods, which in this thesis are semi-structured interviews and the digital tracing method attached to them. The methodology section is followed by the research section of the thesis. This is divided into subsections according to the research questions, which aim to help answer the main research question concerning the extent of user authenticity. The last chapter of the research is then a discussion of the results, which summarises the interview findings and links them to the theoretical knowledge from the first part of the thesis. The final section of the paper provides a brief summary of the results and suggestions for further investigation of the phenomenon.
The Scar
Sláma, Matěj ; Nytra, Martin (referee) ; Mazanec, Martin (advisor)
Diploma thesis Scar is a short film about the fictional history of the found „monument“. In the animated film, I examine the context and meaning of the „monument“ in a virtual environment that I created based on visual documentation and mapping of specific places that I explored during my expeditions through the urban landscape of Brno and The Hague. These are mainly „lost“ spaces (also referred to as vague terrain or no man's land), which inspired me to create my own visual map of my urban explorations. The starting point of the work is personal lived experience, which I reflect by documenting places, creating 3D objects and manipulating 3D scans of „lost“ spaces with elements of computer games. In the resulting film, the viewer follows a guide–walk through a virtual environment where objective reality is intentionally blended with a fictional world built on the author's imagination.
I Am The One Who's Gonna Steal Your Job
Ilič, Risto ; Houser, Milan (referee) ; Mazanec, Martin (advisor)
The diploma thesis I Am The One Who's Gonna Steal Your Job deals with the transitional period in the life of a young artist who dreams of career realization in his field. He thinks about how to achieve this when he realizes that even a less established painters can often sell their paintings for thousands of czech crowns, because paintings can be easily commodified and, as a result, placed in the interior. He thus decides to leave his area of practice and tries to get into the market with traditional artistic media with the help of artificial intelligence and marketing. He doesn't go far for visual inspiration, as he tries to recycle and distort photos (so-called visual smog) of a corner store on the other side of the street. The thesis deals with the issue of the emergence of artificial intelligence in the field of visual arts and with the eternal question of the ethics of the authorship of a work of art and its authenticity. It also deals with the question of the employment of art school graduates. Therefore, the work does not only provide a subversive analysis of the art market but also a reflection of the position of the artist participating in this market.
Methodology of repairs of heritage listed buildings: Securing of static functions while maintaining authenticity.
Vinař, Jan
Surveys, assessments, preparation, desing, and implementation interventions, repairs, and maintenance of the load-bearing structures of listed buildings
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Reproduction as a problem of ontology and the value of an aesthetic object
RIGANOVÁ, Šárka
This thesis looks into problems of sensory indistinguishable Copy in ontology and evaluation of an aesthetic object in the field of fine arts. For this purpose it presents and compares chosen theoretical approaches of - Nelson Goodman, Reinold Schmücker, Günther Patzig, Eddy Zemach and Denise Dutton - on ontology of a work of art, an original and a Copy. It further observes approaches and solutions in the field of evaluating works of art and their Copies by already mentioned Nelson Goodman and then Arthur Koestler, Mark Sagoff, Kendall L. Waltonn and Tomáš Kulka, with emphasis on the theory of aesthetic dualism by Tomáš Kulka. His theory of aesthetic dualism, together with distinguishing identity of a work of art and its tangible holder (artefact; above all G. Patzig, E. Zemach), is initial for the suggestion of a new approach through aesthetic triadism. Aesthetic triadism suggests the solution of a problem of evaluating works of art and Copies with three values: aesthetic and artistic value (related to the work of art) and the value of authenticity (related to the artefact). This approach is afterwards confronted with mentioned theories of evaluation and then used in relation to aesthetic object, its constitution and evaluation. Aesthetic triadism leads to satisfying solutions of main and partial questions that are asked in this thesis - it leads to a conclusion that evaluation of a work of art and a Copy can be in theory comparable by its aesthetic and artistic value and different evaluation can be restricted only on the value of authenticity. On the other hand, in specific reception of works of art or Copies the value of authenticity can influence constitution and evaluation of an aesthetic object so much that it leads to a different view of an aesthetic object both in its aesthetic and artistic value.
Metafictional novels of the 30s and 40s in the Czech literature
SELNER, Ondřej
This doctoral thesis focuses on literary texts containing speech acts that are in literary history and theory usually known as self-reflexive. In the first part author attempts to find inspirations for self-reflexivity in a broader historical and cultural European context as well as its potential connections to modernism. Then it tries to find relations between these modernist tendencies and Czech literary production of the day. It also deals with different views of self-reflexivity in the Czech literary theory. After dealing with these perspectives and after analysis of their potential drawbacks, thesis then moves to an attempt to find a precise meaning of self-reflexivity with respect to the term itself. On that account it analyses reflexive philosophy of major philosophers of the 1st half of the 20th century - Edmund Husserl, Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The analysis of relevant works of these philosophers dealing with reflexivity leads to the formulation of a thought-map that embodies evident parallels between self-reflexivity in literature and reflexivity in philosophy. In order to verify these parallels, thesis then focuses on interpretation of major texts of Czech literature that are usually considered to be prototypes of self-reflexive novels. These are works Hra doopravdy by Richard Weiner, Rozhraní by Václav Řezáč and Hlava umělce by Milada Součková.

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