Małgorzata Szubartowska – doctoral student at the Institute of Polish Culture. She specializes in visual studies and is currently writing her doctoral thesis on the process of digital colorization of archival footage. She received degrees in Cultural and English Studies from the University of Warsaw and currently works as a high school drama and English teacher. She specializes in Anglo-Saxon popular culture since mid 19th century and studies its influence on European modernity. Her research interests include linguistic and visual practices within Western mass media (mainly in television and on the Internet). Specifically, she examines the conventions of representation of the past and the culture-forming function of technology, especially of photographic and acoustic devices as well as of digital tools. A major part of her research is devoted to the status of the viewer and to socio-philosophical aspects of perception. She is a co-founder and editorial board member of the on-line academic journal Aspekty. She published articles in Pongo monographs published by Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. She has translated or co-translated numerous academic texts, including those by Vivian Sobchack and Georges Banu, as well as a number of texts in the field of semiotics.