We're all data subjects now: the citizen in the European GDPR

Jan Blommaert
7 minutes to read

The new European GDPR generalizes the notion of the "data subject". But what exactly is the data subject? And how does it fit into a regulation which is fundamentally about the trading of Big Data?

Flag Moment at Ultra Miami

Music tourism

Kasia Zaleska
11 minutes to read

Among the new tourism trends that have been caused by globalization is music tourism. Nowadays, people will travel great distances to see their favorite artist or to escape their daily life. What motivates these festivalgoers?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: Old “New Turkey”

Viviana N. E. Warnken
15 minutes to read

Erdoğan is a charismatic leader who is changing the political landscape of Turkey as we know. As he faces increasing resistance to his leadership, we analyze him as an individual and his message as a leader.

Odile Heynders

Odile Heynders on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

The Editors

How will digital culture impact your research in the future? Odile Heynders proposes to "revisit poststructuralist philosophers such as J.F. Lyotard and J. Derrida to rethink the digital context as a dynamic textual universe."

Joachim Benyakoub

Joachim Ben Yakoub on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

The Editors

In this end-of-year interview Joachim Ben Yakoub (UGent) reflects on the (non)-impact of discourses on digitalization and digital culture on how the Tunesian revolution was understood in Western mainstream media. 

In order to make research accessible and relevant, academics have to be retrained on how to do research in the digital age. They also have to stop living in ivory towers. Check out our interview with Najma Al Zidjaly for this, and much more. 

Ana Deumert

Ana Deumert on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

The Editors

For Ana Deumert, digital culture has not only impacted her research, but also her teaching. Last year for example, she started using WhatsApp with her students - which, according to her, encouraged 'peer learning', 

Alexandra Georgakopoulou expects Facebook and other ‘big’ platforms to continue their aggressive expansion in 2019 into all sorts of domains. In this interview she elaborates further on that idea.

How eSports became mainstream

Lucas Westphall
18 minutes to read

This paper tries to uncover the reason behind the impact globalization has on eSports, the impact eSport have on globalization and how Twitch.TV helps enhance this. 


The AfD white men Advent calendar

Nataliia Vdovychenko
5 minutes to read

AfD (Alternative für Deutschland), the German far-right party, issued a white men Advent campaign. The political movement uses this Advent calendar to promote their new right ideology and Euroscepticism.