Events

Nosedive

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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Catfish: The TV Show (MTV)

Review
Irene de Groot
01/11/2017
3 minutes to read

In Catfish: the TV show hosts Nev and Max help people who are head over heels about someone they met online. A review.

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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. 

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Digital economy and platform ideologies

Working paper
Ico Maly
16/06/2023

Can we analyse digital media platforms as producers of ideology? Ico Maly lays out a framework to do exactly that. 

Squatting Slavs: a culture, a stereotype or just a meme?

Article
Kristiana Naydenova
16/12/2017
18 minutes to read

Is the Squatting Slav phenomenon helping Slavs express themselves or is it ruining their reputation? This article explores the emergence, historical background, popularization, culture and language of the meme.

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Ben Shapiro in the hybrid media system: methodology and methods

Article
Ruben den Boer
12/04/2023
12 minutes to read

This article presents a detailed account of the methodologies and methods we deployed while investigating how Ben Shapiro uses mainstream digital media to have a voice in the hybrid media system.

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. 

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Full Motion Video (FMV) games, which were popular in the early and mid-nineties but then became outdated, are making a surprising comeback.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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The age of surveillance capitalism ( Shoshana Zuboff)

Review
Ico Maly
13/02/2019
12 minutes to read

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff deserves a productive public and academic debate. It should not only be read and discussed by a broad audience. Scholars across disciplines must engage with it. 

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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Derry Girls: Fictional Perspective on Real History

Article
Anna Skorodihina
25/10/2023
12 minutes to read

This article looks at how the Northern Irish TV show Derry Girls portrays truthful and fictional narratives to create a realistic piece of media, represent the time frame of The Troubles and gain the attention of viewers.