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EU and Digital Literacy Skills in Europe's Digital Decade

Article
Femke Pulles
29/03/2024
11 minutes to read

With the emergence of digitalisation, people need to navigate through the online world. Europe recognised this and aims to get 80% of the EU population digitally literate by 2030. This article analyses the goal's feasibility.

Tommaso Venturini

Tommaso Venturini on Controversy Mapping

Video
The Editors
19/09/2022

Tommaso Venturini avoided questions about the meaning of 'controversies' and 'Controversy Mapping'. But that's no longer the case. In this video, he explains what 'Controversy Mapping' is and why it is relevant.

FRIENDS: The One With the Parasocial Relationships

Article
Marijn van Engelen
08/05/2024
12 minutes to read

How can the six Friends feel like our real friends? This article discusses how various elements of the hit TV show contribute to forming parasocial relationships with the fictional characters, evoking a sense of intimacy.

Influencers have an important role in the digital attention economy. One of the facets of that role - namely how they reproduce media ideologies - deserves more attention. This case study looks at Gary Vee as an ideological actor. 

FRIENDS: The One With the Parasocial Relationships

Article
Marijn van Engelen
08/05/2024
12 minutes to read

How can the six Friends feel like our real friends? This article discusses how various elements of the hit TV show contribute to forming parasocial relationships with the fictional characters, evoking a sense of intimacy.

Cover page of Kostadin Kostadinov and the members of Revival in the background

The political message of Revival's leader Kostadin Kostadinov

Article
Iva Konstantinova
22/02/2023
13 minutes to read

The leader of far-right political party Revival in Bulgaria has taken steps toward acquiring power in the country’s political affairs. This article explores how this far-right leader has managed to stand out in the political crowd.

RoboCare Chronicles, a Digital Futures Podcast

Video
Dina Bousbaa
22/03/2024

In this exciting episode of Robo Care Chronicles, we go into beneath the heart of Elderly Care in the technologically evolved world of 2045.

Official art depicting "Omega" from Final Fantasy XIV

To cheat or not to cheat? Discourses of fear and assumption in the FFXIV Community

Paper
Hannah Meijaard
23/02/2024
18 minutes to read

This research is about norm negotiating surrounding the cheating scandal of the first clear of the Ultimate Raid “The Omega Protocol” in the gaming community of Final Fantasy XIV: Online on Reddit.

Witch in the woods

#Hexit: witches in Dutch political discourse

Paper
Ruben den Boer
28/02/2022
14 minutes to read

Witches are hardly political figures, but their name and likeliness are used in Dutch political discourse, for example in the hashtag #hexit. So, what actually is the discursive function of witches is in Dutch political discourse?

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FRIDA'S STORY MAP: CLIMATE JUSTICE AND MIGRATION WORKSHOP

Article
Frida Sofia Mendoza de la Luz
20/03/2024
1 minute to read

In this story map, I delved into the topics analyzed in the workshop and connected the learnings with my personal experiences living in Mexico.