Events

Black and White Photo of the Trio "Daughter" looking away

Lamenting Lost Futures through "Youth" by Daughter

Paper
Clara Daniels
31/01/2024
6 minutes to read

Since its release in 2011, the song "Youth" by "Daughter" has taken up a journey of its own, being featured in video games, movies and advertisements over the last decade. How can something described as "hauntingly beautiful" woe the masses?

Keep on Reading Fiction. 2023 in three fictional novels

Column
Odile Heynders
22/12/2023
6 minutes to read

The Orphanage by Serhi Zhadan, Tremor by Teju Cole, and The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck are literary texts that put 2023 in perspective. How does literature counterbalance oversimplification in the complicated times we live in?

Dr. Eviane Leidig

Eviane Leidig on The Women of the Far Right

Video
The Editors
20/02/2024

What is the role of women in the far-right? In this video, Eviane Leidig explains how far-right female micro-celebrities help to "normalize and legitimize" the ideological beliefs of the far-right.

The Rosetta Network - Imagined by Milo Miranda

Video
Milo Miranda
01/03/2024

Exploring Rosetta's innovative potential for personal development and artistic expression, bridging human potential and technology in the speculative landscape of 2045.

How Google Arts & Culture is challenging and reproducing ‘The Museum’

Article
Inge Beekmans
21/11/2022
21 minutes to read

While cultural heritage professionals are debating ethical issues and the future of museums, arts and culture, the Google Arts & Culture project is displaying human remains and stolen objects online. This article explores how Google's reach and technical affordances might impact efforts to transform the fields of cultural heritage and museology. 

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. 

Promotional material for GLOW

GLOW: Critiquing the Stereotypes of American Identities on TV (Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch)

Review
Marit van Dijck
05/10/2022
8 minutes to read

Glow critiques how stereotypes in the media do not do justice to the complex lived realities of multicultural individuals in America through the juxtaposition of stereotypical performances with the lived realities of individuals.

 

Dan and Phil posing for their live show "Interactive Introverts", looking shocked

Our Parasocial Relationship with Dan and Phil

Article
Clara Daniels
05/05/2023
9 minutes to read

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.

Cover page of Kostadin Kostadinov and the members of Revival in the background

The political message of Revival's leader Kostadin Kostadinov

Article
Iva Konstantinova
22/02/2023
13 minutes to read

The leader of far-right political party Revival in Bulgaria has taken steps toward acquiring power in the country’s political affairs. This article explores how this far-right leader has managed to stand out in the political crowd.

When Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron wrote The Californian Ideology over 25 years ago, people believed the whole world would soon resemble the United States. Today, the situation appears much different. China appears to be the most futuristic country in the world and the United States, together with its  monopolistic tech companies, might represent a past we'd want to leave behind sooner rather than later. 

Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

A lover or a monster: Jeffrey Dahmer in the true crime genre

Paper
Iris Dumoulin
30/11/2022
11 minutes to read

Netflix's newest series on Jeffrey Dahmer has sparked a large debate. In this study, I look at the Twitter conversations surrounding the Dahmer series and how they affect the broader conversation about the ethics of the true crime genre.

Samsung Health

Samsung Health: How self-tracking trivialises our ethical concerns

Article
Angela Veltman
06/02/2023
11 minutes to read

The high level of data sharing has become a common practice. This essay examines the Samsung Health application and its benefits and disadvantages on the users, using gamification, behaviour modification and surveillance capitalism.

Constructing digital literacies with the Kamergotchi-app and Zondag met Lubach

The Kamergotchi-app: Constructing Digital Literacies with Arjen Lubach

Article
Femke van Bree
26/02/2024
12 minutes to read

Arjen Lubach has often succeeded in changing the Dutch political agenda with calls to action and satire. This article explores how Lubach uses digital tools in his digital activism and demonstrates how he constructs digital literacies in doing so.