Lady Bird and the Celebration of Womanhood (Greta Gerwig)

Review
Lola Vos
28/10/2020
7 minutes to read

Greta Gerwig's 2017 film Lady Bird is a celebration of femininity and its strongest point is the message it sends. The film signifies an important breakthrough in male-dominated Hollywood.

Flat Earth

Why do people believe in flat Earth?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
24/05/2021
14 minutes to read

The flat Earth belief is pseudoscientific, yet the Internet offers a variety of different arguments on why the official round Earth narrative should be reconsidered.

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The white genocide conspiracy theory

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/01/2022
14 minutes to read

The white genocide conspiracy theory refers to a spread far-right belief that white populations are gradually being replaced with non-whites. How did this theory originate and how has it gained momentum online?

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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David Attenborough: From Naturalist to Instagram Famous

Article
Tessa Visser
13/01/2021
10 minutes to read

David Attenborough, a ground-breaking naturalist, has had a successful career on media such as television and radio. However, he still felt the need associate himself with new media like Instagram. This article speculates on why that may be.

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The age of surveillance capitalism ( Shoshana Zuboff)

Review
Ico Maly
13/02/2019
12 minutes to read

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff deserves a productive public and academic debate. It should not only be read and discussed by a broad audience. Scholars across disciplines must engage with it. 

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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.

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The discursive construction of the OK boomer meme

Article
Elle Lüchau
30/03/2020
12 minutes to read

In this article, I analyse the discursive construction of the OK boomer meme, examining its political and ideological significance and its different modes of use in a digital media system.

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Instagram slideshows: making the political 'aesthetic'

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
01/06/2021
14 minutes to read

This article explores how Instagram slide shows rose to prominence during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, and what this means for the future of online activism. 

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Dangers of being trapped in an echo chamber

Article
Eva de Jonge
04/10/2021
10 minutes to read

Algorithms, echo chamber and fake news. How echo chambers are created by algorithms and how fake news within them can cause many problems.

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The Power of Transmedia Storytelling in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Paper
Paige Christianne Andres
06/10/2021
13 minutes to read

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is regarded as the pioneer of modern transmedia storytelling, keeping the perfect balance between innovation and familiarity, yet it has its flaws. Learn more about the MCU's highs and lows as a transmedia empire here.

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@Queenofjetlags constructing authenticity on Instagram

Article
Anna-Lisa de Boer
11/05/2020
14 minutes to read

This article takes a deeper look into how Instagram influencers construct authenticity. As a new era of advertising is dawning on social media, we analyse @Queenofjetlags' Instagram to see how she remains "authentic" while promoting brands.