The Hybrid Artist: An All-Rounder in the Cultural Field

Paper
Roeliena Aukema
16/04/2021
15 minutes to read

The hybrid artist is not only an artist that works interdisciplinary but uses notions from different fields to expand their practice as an artist to explore different creative roles in society and within the arts.

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E-boys and the emergence of new subcultures

Article
Gabriel Kuczyński
14/04/2021
9 minutes to read

This article examines the e-boy phenomenon and a Reddit discussion on why they should not wear band t-shirts and Thrasher merchandise, with a focus on gatekeeping and stereotypes.

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Diederik Gommers the ICfluencer

Paper
Emma Wieringa
12/04/2021
15 minutes to read

Doctor Diederik Gommers has become increasingly important in Dutch media and politics. He has embraced the hybrid media system to encourage his young followers to follow COVID-19 measures, all while keeping his posts personal and relatable.

According to Dr. Taina Bucher, we should no longer talk about algorithms as purely 'technical'. Algorithms are complex socio-technical arrangements that are never devoid of human interference. In this video, Bucher talks about some of the arguments she makes in If... Then: Algorithmic Power and Politics. 

Extreme Politics

The post-normal era, uncertainty, and irony politics

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
07/04/2021
9 minutes to read

After decades of crises, normalization and fatigue leads to young people radicalizing online. Irony politics is a way of adopting new political narratives after the political middle has failed to give answers to these crises. 

Kaitlin Bennett: The New Right Metapolitical Influencer

Article
Caya Van Der Plas
06/04/2021
15 minutes to read

This article analyzes how Kaitlin Bennett, the self-proclaimed 'most hated conservative woman on the internet', has made a succesful career as a metapolitical influencer using her knowledge about the affordances of digital media.

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Rise of contemporary youth-led online magazines

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
05/04/2021
15 minutes to read

Online magazines (or zines) are getting popularised online. Not only are their audience youth dominated, but their writers too. Here we see how different online magazines are to traditional journalism and see how they influence each other.

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Facial recognition discriminates, but who is to blame?

Article
Tinka Krikke
01/04/2021
3 minutes to read

This article analyzes law enforcement discrimination via facial recognition technology, focusing on philosophical theories of responsibility. If no one can control AI, who is responsible for the discrimination it causes?

Right-wing Gramscianism: the hegemonic project of Thierry Baudet

Article
Tinus Sioen
29/03/2021
12 minutes to read

Thierry Baudet often mentions the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci. Analysing these references, this article places Baudet in a right-wing gramscian movement in order to get a better understanding of his hegemonic project. 

Aziz Ansari: Modern Public Intellectual?

Paper
Chi-chieh Huang
26/03/2021
31 minutes to read

This article seeks to examine the public persona of Aziz Ansari through the model of the public intellectual.

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The controversial 'I no longer participate' hashtag

Article
Simone Sprangers
25/03/2021
15 minutes to read

A group of Dutch celebrities started a 'I no longer participate' hashtag on Instagram. This is a protest action against the government's management of the coronacrisis. What can this tell us about digitalization influences of news media? 

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Influencer marketing has some serious ethical issues

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
24/03/2021
10 minutes to read

Influencer marketing is powerful. In recent years  consumer trust in classic media has dropped. In the search for profit, a new business model has emerged on social media.

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Navalny: the post-Novichok comeback of Russia's opposition leader

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
23/03/2021
19 minutes to read

Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has made the headlines after being poisoned with the Soviet chemical weapon Novichok. How does one come back after a coma with the public wondering ‘What else did you expect?’.

Politics

How the VVD party’s ‘warm right’ convinces ‘the people’

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
22/03/2021
14 minutes to read

The Dutch People's Party of Freedom and Democracy (VVD) remains 'on message' by succesfully normalizing their neoliberal ideology in the hybrid media system, which causes them to win the elections.