Death Mentalities

Centenary of Poland's Independence

Article
Julia Wysopal
17/06/2019
8 minutes to read

This article describes how Poland celebrated the centenary of its independence and how global media responded to it.

How ballroom culture is shaped by oppression

Paper
Tunde Farago
14/06/2019
10 minutes to read

In this paper, the two-dimensional forms of differentiation as documented in Paris is Burning will be discussed, with the aim to analyse how this shapes the ballroom culture.

Brexit : An Online Battle With Offline Casualties

Article
Rebecca Jaffe
11/06/2019
13 minutes to read

In the 2016 Brexit referendum, the Leave campaign emerged victorious. This can be somewhat attributed to their effective use of social media strategies across multiple platforms. This article will explore how such tools produced this outcome. 

In this video Ralf de Wolf discusses the ways in which we need privacy in order to have a well functioning democracy, and the ways in which our privacy and our society are being threatened by a misuse of new technologies.

How globalization changed Singapore

Article
Mariosé Bergsteijn
07/06/2019
16 minutes to read

The city-state Singapore is a prime example of how huge of an impact globalization can have. We can see this through Singapore developing from a small fishing town to a thriving megapolis.

kapitalisme, capitalism,

Kapitalisme bespreekbaar gemaakt (Vivek Chibber)

Review
Jan Blommaert
06/06/2019
9 minutes to read

Vivek Chibber biedt de beginner een uitstekende en vlot leesbare inleiding op het kapitalisme, met enkele doordenkertjes.

Meme communities and how to meme correctly

Interview
The Editors
03/06/2019

What are memes? And why is it important to study them? Ondřej Procházka is a PhD researcher affiliated with Charles University and Tilburg University. His research focuses on Internet meme communities and their sociolinguistic aspects.

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The K-Pop Fandom on Twitter

Article
Lola Vos
31/05/2019
17 minutes to read

K-Pop fans can now be found all over the world. Due to the mass organized fan actions, traditions, and complicated language, the K-Pop fandom sets itself apart from other fandoms. In this article I look at K-Pop fans on Twitter as a cultural niche.

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Death Mentalities in the 21st Century

Timeline
Martin Hoondert
30/05/2019
1 minute to read

Death is part of the human condition. Through time, people have tried to cope with death through rituals and arts and each age seems to have a dominant attitude towards death - the so-called death mentalities. 

The algorithmic populism of Matteo Salvini

Paper
Serena Guerra
29/05/2019
13 minutes to read

This article analyses the communication and social media strategy of the Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini. How does he and his party use social media to create a community, spread anger and get consensus. Read this article to find out!

Cosplay

Cosplayers in the on- and offline world

Paper
Irene de Groot
27/05/2019
13 minutes to read

This article analyses  cosplayer culture. It shedslight on who the cosplayer is, what they do, their norms and career in both an on- an offline environment. 

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The algorithmic public sphere and democracy

Paper
Aniek van den Brandt
25/05/2019
12 minutes to read

The public sphere has been controlled by humans for years, but in the last decade, there has been a shift from human gatekeepers to algorithmic ones. This essay describes the consequences this algorithmic culture has for the public sphere.

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I downloaded six period tracking apps and things got weird

Article
Victoria Mohr
24/05/2019
16 minutes to read

Using the concept of chronotopes, period tracking apps are analyzed for culturally significant priorities and constructions such as emphasis on fertility, medicalization, and feminity.

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Online dating with Babylon is Burning and Alex Schouten

Video
The Editors
23/05/2019

What are the do's and don't's of online dating? Diggit Magazine invited Alex Schouten in the studio of Babylon is Burning to give you scientific insight in the world of online dating. 

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White terrorism, white genocide and metapolitics2.0

Column
Ico Maly
23/05/2019
7 minutes to read

The terrorist attack in New Zealand has an offline and an online dimension and it is crucial that we take this online/offline nexus on board when analyzing contemporary white terrorism. says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).