Events

The Suspicious Comeback of FMV Games

Article
Inge van de Ven
05/05/2021
19 minutes to read

Full Motion Video (FMV) games, which were popular in the early and mid-nineties but then became outdated, are making a surprising comeback. The lack of interactivity the genre is often derided for is precisely its strength.

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Nosedive, a vicious take on social media (Joe Wright)

Review
Heleen Dijkhuizen
29/09/2017
3 minutes to read

Black Mirror's Nosedive shows us a vicious take on social media.

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'Westworld' - The Contemporary Jurassic Park You Cannot Miss Watching (Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy)

Review
Kristiana Naydenova
09/05/2018
5 minutes to read

The new HBO series 'Westworld' is intelligent and full of mysteries for the patient viewer to uncover. Everyone interested in exploring the humand mind and behavior will love it. 

Influencers have an important role in the digital attention economy. One of the facets of that role - namely how they reproduce media ideologies - deserves more attention. This case study looks at Gary Vee as an ideological actor. 

Diversity and representation in TV and movies and why it matters

Paper
Florentine Bakkenes
27/06/2022
10 minutes to read

This paper explores the positive and negative effects of representation that we see in TV programs or movies and discusses Encanto and Emily in Paris as examples that do it right and wrong. 

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The hate machine: how Bolsonaro makes use of algorithmic knowledge

Article
Larissa Andrade Pereira
11/01/2022
15 minutes to read

This paper aims to illustrate how Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro - and his communication strategists also known as the “hate cabinet” - make use of algorithmic knowledge in order to circulate his message and ideology in the hybrid media system.

It's Giving Gay? - On the discourse about Shawn Mendes' sexuality

Paper
Jitske Verhagen
06/05/2022
11 minutes to read

In this paper, the discourse that emerged as a result of Shawn Mendes saying 'it's giving Cher' in his Vogue Met Gala video will be analysed. A look will be taken into why this led to people thinking he must be queer.