Netflix versus Culture: Language Policy in the Netherlands

Article
Meauraine van Gorp
18/01/2019
8 minutes to read

This article shows how the Dutch government, because of globalization and the rise of online streaming services such as Netflix, has to reconsider its language policy. In this process, many ideological stands are taken. 

Farage, Brexit and the anti-Enlightenment

Article
Dieuwertje Schipper
17/01/2019
13 minutes to read

After Brexit, we can see what a success Farage's campaign has been. By talking about the right issues during crises, Farage appealed to a certain population in the UK. His active online campaign was also a major contributing factor in his success.

Joachim Benyakoub

Joachim Ben Yakoub on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
27/12/2018

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

Interview
The Editors
24/12/2018

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

Paper
Lucas Westphall
21/12/2018
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. 

AFD

The AfD white men Advent calendar

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
20/12/2018
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.

Klimaatverandering. Het is nu toch al te laat, of niet?

Column
Seline Westerhof
20/12/2018
9 minutes to read

Voor veel mensen is het begrip ‘klimaatverandering’ een  overweldigend gegeven. De relatie tussen mens en de natuur is enorm ingewikkeld en lastig om uit te leggen. Het lijkt ook al te laat te zijn, de mens heeft de wereld al verpest. Toch?

Benjamin De Cleen

Benjamin De Cleen on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
19/12/2018

According to Benjamin De Cleen, we need to be careful with making big claims about the impact of new media technology. However, people do need to consider important changes in the discourse and in the communication strategies.

Philip Seargeant

Philip Seargeant on Digital Culture in 2018 and 2019

Interview
The Editors
18/12/2018

"Digital culture is so pervasive, there’s often very little analytic use in making hard distinctions between the online and offline worlds." Philip Seargeant from the Open University talks about digital culture, language and politics