Google and Big Data: Are we heading towards a dystopian reality?

Article
Lennart Driessen
16/04/2018
2 minutes to read

The services that are provided by data-giant Google are becoming more and more a normal part of daily life. But are we truly aware of the implications this has on our privacy? How much information does Google actually have on you? 

The debate about the ‘Other’

Column
Noura Yacoubi
16/04/2018
5 minutes to read

The debate about the 'Other' and the Islam in particular seems endless.  Many people just 'give up', but that is the exact opposite of what we should do.

April Fools

The key to a successful April Fools' joke

Column
Dianne Parlevliet
06/04/2018
4 minutes to read

With some examples from April Fools' 2018, this column examines what made people get tricked. Regardless of whether your goal is to trick people, believable and controversial jokes will grab the audience's attention. 

Het lijkt een hobby van opiniemakers om zonder kennis van zaken te fulmineren tegen het literatuuronderwijs, moderne letterkundigen of de literatuurwetenschap. Fake news met een enorme impact op het imago van de Neerlandistiek, aldus Sander Bax.

constructing authenticity

How to appear authentic in a digital world

Paper
Miah Moos
03/04/2018
23 minutes to read

How authentic are we really? The increase of digital influencers and the pressure on users to reach a certain following or look a certain way before posting a photo, questions the idea of online authenticity. 

My Friend is a White Muslim

Article
Bin Chen
29/03/2018
9 minutes to read

With growing sense of negativity and 'othering' of Islam in political sphere, in this article I take the story of a Dutch Muslim convert to explore religious and social factors attributed to his change. 

Marine Le Pen Fake Feminist

Marine le Pen: a fake feminist?

Paper
Nadadja Binder
28/03/2018
10 minutes to read

How has Marine Le Pen been using her feminine side? And what can we learn from FEMEN's protests against Le Pen, and more specifically against her feminism?