How an 'essay writing robot' is echoing the voice of its creators

Column
Inge Beekmans
06/10/2020
9 minutes to read

The essay that was written by language generator GPT-3 and edited by The Guardian might teach us more about our own fears and hopes for the future of technology than about the objectives and intentions of Artificial Intelligence. 

Matcha: Don't let yourself be fooled by superfoods

Article
Federica Morgandi
02/05/2019
9 minutes to read

Superfoods are hot, and so is Matcha, the powdered green tea. Matcha is more than just tea, it is a superfood, an identity emblem and a social media phenomenon. 

Master of None and Modern Romances on Television

Paper
Chi-chieh Huang
08/07/2020
13 minutes to read

The article analyzes Netflix romantic comedy series Master of None under the framework of narrative complexity. The analysis showcases how the series subverts common conventions of its genre.

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Dr. Linnet Taylor on data justice

Video
The Editors
13/03/2019

Would you like to live in a world with perfect discrimination? Probably not. That's why thinking and talking about data justice is important. Dr. Linnet Taylor from Tilburg University explains.

Protestscapes and the art of protesting in Romania

Article
Ioana Pisaltu
30/08/2019
15 minutes to read

In this article I introduce the concept of "protestscape" as a language of mobility that employs rich semiotic resources within the context of protest. In doing so I focus on the anti-corruption demonstrations in Romania (January - February 2017).

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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.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Guns

Article
Victoria Mohr
01/11/2018
12 minutes to read

This article examines how light communities on Twitter respond to mass shootings and gun violence, and how these responses entrench narratives and communities. 

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FEMEN: "My Body is a Weapon!"

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
09/10/2020
9 minutes to read

FEMEN is a sextremist organisation claiming to be feminist. They draw media attention by showing their half-naked bodies in public. 

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Leonardo DiCaprio and online activism

Article
Iris Dumoulin
26/02/2020
13 minutes to read

Leonardo DiCaprio has been stealing hearts since the '90s. But next to his acting, he has also been an environmental activist. To this day, his online posts encourage others to change the world. Can such a famous actor honestly be an activist?

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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.

It's a match: Tinder and Tourism

Article
Lieke van der Wielen
15/05/2019
8 minutes to read

Tinder Tourism is influencing the way we experience travel, but the way we travel is also changing Tinder 

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Dating apps as part of our culture

Article
Manon Bijl
29/10/2019
12 minutes to read

Dating apps enable people to do things they have never done before. It are truly global products, but they only work because they are embedded in local (sub)cultural practices.  

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Lifting: a weapon against capitalism or boredom?

Article
Lea Goeron
27/02/2019
11 minutes to read

The lifting community on Tumblr keeps growing and growing. Calling themselves lifters, they take over a controversial niche on the quirky and queer website. They're bragging about stolen goods online, gain followers, likes and reshares.