This article talks about how people use fanfiction as a coping mechanism, while fanfiction can also have an effect on the real world. It makes the line between truth and fiction blurry, so how does fanfiction connect fiction to the real world?
Genetic testing companies, such as 23andMe, commercialise the neoliberal idea of personal responsibility for individuals' health through information on disease risks. This article exposes the underlying assumptions of this claim on risk society.
In this article I will analyze the tense relationship between the local and the global in music festivals. To do so, I will focus on the Lollapalooza festival, known for its eclectic artistic proposal, which is currently present in 8 countries.
In this paper, I will evaluate the trend of faux-vintage photography, questioning the intentions behind the practices of users indulging in nostalgia and the use of vintage editing tools, filters, and effects.
The anonymous artist Banksy has used the ruins of Ukrainian cities as his canvas to make a statement about the ongoing war. This article dives into the meaning of Banksy's art and how art can be a critical reflection of our world.
Jumbo's controversial 2022 World Cup commercial completely missed the mark. This case study analyses how the Jumbo’s commercial was picked up in the news, both on social media and in traditional venues, and how it snowballed.
How can ‘fiction literacy’ help people to get grip on the erosion of reality? Odile Heynders argues that trained or educated readers are capable of recognizing the permeability of factional and fictional elements in a narrative.
K-pop group Omega X has faced mistreatment by their record label. This paper will analyze the way this issue is reported online in-depth, and the influence of the digital industry and technologies on journalistic practices regarding this matter.
In an age where children are brought up by the internet, many domains of everyday life have shifted online. The nature of virtual friendships raises concerns about the interactions we normalize under these new circumstances.