blinkist, app, review

Blinkist: Solving for Reading in the Attention Economy?

Article
Inge van de Ven
18/05/2020
10 minutes to read

Blinkist is an app developed by a software company in Berlin. According to its marketing campaign, it “makes reading books realistic again”. But what kind of reading does it facilitate? I tried the app for a week.

Picture Philosophy Tube Oliver Thorn

Performativity by Philosophy Tube

Article
Merel Groot
12/10/2020
19 minutes to read

Philosophy Tube is a YouTube channel about philosophy which uses a theatrical style. In some videos, the author talks about his own life. This article analyses two videos to see how he combines theater with elements of real-life experiences.

Wakker Dier chasing a home delivery van from supermarket Albert Heijn

Wakker Dier: animal rights activism in the Netherlands

Article
Claudia Gerards
24/06/2020
17 minutes to read

Some meat comes from animals that had a terrible life. In protest, organization Wakker Dier went viral with a campaign in which they followed supermarket home delivery trucks. But how did they achieve virality?

zero waste

Zero Waste: Living without Waste

Article
Savina Karneva
11/06/2021
8 minutes to read

Over the past 10 years the Zero Waste movement has grown significantly around the world. Has Zero Waste really brought positive change to  society and the environment or has it had negative effects?

Handing out the pitchforks: BuzzFeed and mediated digilantism

Article
Astrid Fokkema
04/01/2021
14 minutes to read

'Digilante' BuzzFeed posts shows how the news outlet taps into the anger of the crowds to mediate digilantism. Readers are invited to participate in online shaming but also prove to be critical of BuzzFeed as a normative power. 

Self-Tracking Data and its Commercial Uses

Article
Marieke Hendriks
26/10/2020
14 minutes to read

The commercialization of self-tracking data introduces new privacy risks as a consequence of the 'biovalue' that health and medical information have in the digital data economy. 

Break the Internet Kim Kardashian

The Kardashian-Jenner Expository Empire

Article
Bibi Bonten
03/04/2020
14 minutes to read

Our values regarding privacy and dignity are changing in this online age, and exhibitionism is more alive than ever. The Kardashian family of influencers serves as an example to elaborate on these ongoing changes in our society.

HBO’s Euphoria is not just another teen drama

Paper
Lola Vos
15/06/2020
9 minutes to read

Euphoria is a new HBO series that follows the lives of a circle of teenagers. In this paper, I describe how Euphoria is unlike any other show about teenagers on TV at the moment thanks to its storytelling techniques.

Equality March in Warsaw, Poland (March 2018)

The othering of LGBTQ+ people by Polish nationalism

Article
Bart van Donselaar
10/02/2021
5 minutes to read

LGBTQ+ people in Poland face increasing discrimination. To an outsider, this might seem unrelated to Polish nationalism. However, for many who do identify with Polish nationalism, the two go hand in hand.

menstrual activism, feminism, cup

Bloody amazing, this menstrual activism

Column
Mijke Akkermans
17/09/2019
4 minutes to read

The necessity of the powerful practice of menstrual activism is deliniated in this column, which discusses its development and achievements, a personal opinion on its influence and its presence in the contemporary artistic sphere.