Chernobyl

Why Voices from Chernobyl is a must-read you will never forget (Svetlana Alexievich)

Review
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/04/2020
14 minutes to read

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster is one of the most tragic events in European history. Nobel prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich covers the event in her book Voices from Chernobyl giving voice to multiple victims' perspectives through interviews.

The (pseudo)science of profiling and surveillance

Column
Piia Varis
20/02/2020
9 minutes to read

Both online profiling and targeting as well as border surveillance are big business, but both also seem to rely on dubious scientific claims and foundations.

Mongolian folk metal: Between global and local

Article
Carmen Gabriela Lupu
24/04/2020
10 minutes to read

Mongolian folk metal is the unique mixture of Mongolian throat singing with metal riffs. In this paper, I analyze how Mongolian folk metal represents both the global metal community and Mongolian folklore by examing the band The Hu. 

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An intimacy coordinator on the film set: an unnecessary luxury?

Article
Nadine Visser
17/03/2020
13 minutes to read

Power imbalances often lead to abuse in the film inustry. #MeToo has made companies like HBO search for solutions. An on-set intimacy coordinator can ensure that actors' rights are being respected when filming intimate scenes.

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Jan Blommaert's struggle

Column
Jenny-Louise Van Der Aa
11/01/2021
2 minutes to read

Jan Blommaert has recently passed away. Jenny Van der Aa reflects on his political and democratic engagement as one of his former close collaborators at Tilburg and Ghent University.

Intentional illiteracy and the problem of digital agreements

Article
Ugur Dulger
13/11/2019
8 minutes to read

This article operationalizes the concept of ‘digital agreements’ and connects it to widespread problem of ‘intentional illiteracy’; which can be defined as users' neglect in reading electronic legal documents.

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Dr. Piia Varis on conspiracy theories and digital culture

Video
The Editors
08/11/2018

Dr. Piia Varis (Tilburg University) is in the early stages of doing research into conspiracy theories, the dissemination of knowledge and the formation of online groups. Diggit Magazine had a video-interview with her. 

The (pseudo)science of profiling and surveillance

Column
Piia Varis
20/02/2020
9 minutes to read

Both online profiling and targeting as well as border surveillance are big business, but both also seem to rely on dubious scientific claims and foundations.

2020: A Greek script Odyssey

Article
Francesca Iaboni
29/09/2020
14 minutes to read

A kind of lookalike English came about as a necessity for Greeks to adapt to the changes brought on by a digitalized world. To this day, "Greeklish" stirs public debate about the necessity to preserve and conserve cultural heritage.

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Capharnaüm: an engaging story about Beirut

Article
Nadine Visser
13/05/2020
15 minutes to read

Capharnaüm is a realistic docudrama about a twelve-year old boy who wants to sue his parents. This paper discusses the realism and effects on the audience.

How ContraPoints commands the YouTube Stage

Article
Inge van de Ven
28/10/2019
11 minutes to read

Inge van de Ven examines YouTube vlogger ContraPoints as a public intellectual in the context of strategies of self-representation in the attention economy. 

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How convergence culture makes BoJack Horseman possible

Article
Rebecca de Jongh
21/04/2020
7 minutes to read

The way we watch television has drastically changed since the nineties. We no longer simply consume, we participate. This article examines BoJack Horseman as a case study to explain how convergence culture has altered the way we consume media.