Areas of interest:

  • science and technology studies;
  • sociology of academia;
  • qualitative methods;
  • philosophy and sociology of science;
  • study of VR and AR applications;
  • the sociology of things.

Methodological consultant and co-developer of VR/AR courses at the educational software company Modum Lab.

Graduated with honours and a «Best Graduate of UrFU 2013» diploma from the Faculty of Philosophy of B. N Yeltsin Ural Federal University. Completed the MA program «Practical and Institutional Sociology» at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology at the European University at Saint Petersburg (EUSPB). Received scholarships from Oxford Russia Foundation, Sverdlov Region Governor’s Office, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Res Publica Centre at EUSPB and others.

Completed an internship at Venice International University in 2014.

Academic publications (selection):

Yatluk L.Yu. Ponimaniye tsveta v filosofii Lyudviga Vitgenshteĭna" [The notion of colour in the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein]. In: Avstriya kak kul’turnyi tsentr Yevropy. Materialy II mezhdunarodnogo nauchnogo simpoziuma. Yekaterinburg 2011, pp. 236−240.

Yatluk L.Yu. Propadayushchiye tsveta, ili Sotsiologiya sovremennykh lampochek [Vanishing colours, or the sociology of modern lightbulbs]. In: Materialy Vyyezdnoĭ konferentsii ISPN Mnogomernost' obshchestva: sotsial’no-gumanitarnyye issledovaniya povsednevnosti. Yekaterinburg 2013, pp. 92−99.

Pestov A. V., Rudoiskatel' P.V., Yaltuk L.Yu., Valeev N.Kh., Koryakova O. V., Yaltuk Yu.G. Sravnitel’noye issledovaniye vydeleniya khitina i khitin-melaninovykh kompleksov iz biomassy nasekomykh [The comparative study of chitin and chitin-melanin complexes in insect biomass]. In: Materialy Desyatoĭ Mezhdunarodnoĭ konferentsii Sovremennyye perspektivy v issledovanii khitina i khitozana. Moscow 2010, p. 54−57

Participation in conferences and seminars:

Yuri Levada Memorial Conference, Moscow 2019. Paper: Play like a designer. Role switching in experience narratives of virtual reality.

Research conference Russian User Studies, Saint Petersburg 2018. Paper: Get ready, player one: the construction of experience in virtual reality.

IX International Scientific-Practical Conference of Young Scientists, 2015. «Vectors 2015. The War of the Worlds—Scientific Meaning and the Pragmatics of Life».

Gustav Klimt: A Dialogue of Philosophy and Art. Roundtable, October 3, 2012, Yekaterinburg. Paper: Emerald and green: The role of colour in art nouveau and modernism.

Ural Institute of the Humanities First Student Field Conference «The Multi-Dimensionality of Society: Studies of the Everyday in Sociology and the Humanities». May 18−19, 2013, Yekaterinburg.

Paper: Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Blue Book as a solution to the problem of color conceptions in the key of logical behaviorism. Aawarded Best Paper in the section «Abstract Knowledge in the Concrete World: Strategies of Actualization».

Department of Philosophy Days of Science 2013. April 8−9, 2013, Yekaterinburg. Paper: The problem of colour realism in the logical modelling of colour space.

International Youth Forum Lomonosov-2012. April 9−13, 2012, Moscow. Paper: From light wave to symbol. Basic elements of color recognition.

«Studia humanitatis: From Sources to Studies in the Socio-Cultural Dimension» All-Russian Oxford Russia Foundation Fellows Scientific Conference, March 21−23, 2012, Yekaterinburg. Paper: Invisible to the eye: colour cognition from the eyes to linguistic description. Awarded Best Paper in the section «Psychological Aspects of Communication».

Student Scientific Conference Philosophy and Life 2011. November 19, 2011, Saint Petersburg. Paper: Problems in constructing an onto-gnoseological theory of colour.

Round table of the St. Petersburg Philosophical Society «Scientific Knowledge as a Historical and Cultural Value». November 19, 2011, Saint Petersburg Paper: The principle of partisanship in the modern natural sciences.

Austria as a Cultural Region. Symposium. October 25−28, 2011, Yekaterinburg. Paper: The notion of colour in the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

3rd All-Russian Scientific-Practical Young Scientists Conference. «Practical Problems of Philosophy Past and Present». April 4−6, 2011, Yekaterinburg. Papers: How is a holistic methodology of social science possible today, Humanizing ontology through the example of breathing topologemes.

2nd All-Russian Scientific-Practical Young Scientists Conference «Youth in a Changing World: Current Problems and Perspective». March 24, 2011, Yekaterinburg. Paper: The transformation of protest among youth subcultures.

Student Scientific Conference «Philosophy and Life 2010». November 20, 2010, Saint Petersburg. Paper: The notion of breathing in Western European philosophy.

1st All-Russian Scientific-Practical Young Scientists Conference. 20th Century Philosophy: The Turn of the Century. Paper: The philosophy of suicide. The death drive.

Student Scientific Conference «Philosophy and Life 2009.» November 21, 2009, St. Petersburg. Paper: Youth Subcultures in a Society of Difference.

Work at a Russian university is much like that at most universities abroad today. It involves education, research, and technology transfer. There are two key differences, however. First, a multitude of forms for technology transfer arose in the 1990s; they appeared before there was any demand for research from university educators. Second, Russia faces a situation of «deregulation without de-bureaucratisation», when it is difficult if not impossible for specialists to make use of new possibilities.

My research is dedicated to how these conditions shape the strategies of academic collectives and the tactics of individual scientists. I am studying how they organise a balance between academic and commercial work, developing their own topic or adapting to priotised directions in research, sticking to university regulations and «working for oneself». For a theoretical frame to my study, I am turning to Michel Foucault and James Scott as theoreticians of two extremes of the ordering and rational organisation of life. For Foucault, the result of discipline is self-discipline, while for Scott, the crucial issues lie in practices of local knowledge and everyday resistance.

The study is based on interviews with researchers in the fields of virtual and augmented reality at the universities of different regions and in different positions in the higher education systems, as well as documents regulating scholarship, such as university regulation, federal and regional programmes, etc. The study’s results are intended to expand our understanding of the inner workings of academic capitalism.