Is Digital Couture the next fashion breakthrough?

Paper
Noa El-Kassri
15/11/2021
9 minutes to read

Digital fashion could have a major impact on influencer culture and consumerism. It also can be a sustainable answer to the mass production of clothing. Arguments against it include NFTs, it being fake and that you can't wear it offline.

How propaganda works in the hybrid media system

Article
Ania Borkusewicz
07/01/2022
18 minutes to read

They catch our attention, waste time, and bombard us with clickbaity titles whenever we scroll social media: junk and fake news are significant problems of today's internet. This article shows how they can be used to spread propaganda.

Whistleblowing: Sophie Zhang vs. Facebook

Paper
Lara Lovrič
28/11/2022
10 minutes to read

What can a single individual change by exposing the wrongdoings of a successful multinational corporation? This paper examines the case of a whistleblower who uncovered integrity violations and political manipulation facilitated by Facebook.

Understanding Big Other: Self-recognition in the Web of Eyes

Academic paper
Jeroen van Aalst
30/03/2022
16 minutes to read

This paper examines Zuboff's "Big Other" and proposes to change this metaphor to "Web of Eyes" in order to stimulate a discourse that accounts for recognizing human self-responsibility and agency in this age of continuous surveillance.

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Miranda’s July Relational and Participatory Art

Article
Szymon Zbiegniewski
24/10/2022
9 minutes to read

In 2014 Miranda July created a project that asked a question about how difficult it is to approach strangers. In this paper, I analyze this project through relational aesthetics and participatory art. 

Lifesum Food Tracker: The Dynamic Environment of Self-Tracking

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

People’s desire to exercise control over their lives is turning into a dominant practice with the emergence of all kinds of self-tracking apps that improve individuals’ quality of life and provide them with a deeper understanding of their habits.

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Misogyny: A Gaming Company against the Community

Article
Clara Daniels
11/01/2022
16 minutes to read

The gamer stereotype is slowly changing which is shown through the community's response to the misogynic activities that the gaming company Blizzard-Activision engaged in.

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. 

Eugenia Cooney: Youtube's representative of disordered eating

Paper
Lara Hoffmann
08/12/2021
13 minutes to read

(Trigger warning: ED and anoxeria). Eugenia Cooney is a YouTuber whose content is highly associated with anorexia and eating disorders. How do Foucault's concepts of power and the dangerous individual apply to a 21st-century social media figure?

Fake news

Will AI save us from fake news?

Column
Nataliia Vdovychenko
10/12/2021
6 minutes to read

Attempts to decrease the spread of ‘fake news’ might come with the risks of censorship and control.

Ariana Grande Then & Now

Ariana Grande switching from Positions

Article
Marjon Adil
16/01/2022
13 minutes to read

Ariana Grande started her career as the red haired tv series character Cat Valentine. This article analyses the different hairstyles connected to Ariana Grande's public and private personas.

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R/place through the Lens of Relational Art

Paper
Marit van Dijck
09/12/2022
9 minutes to read

R/place is a perfect example of relational participatory art. This paper explores why it can be classified as such, and how it decommodifies and re-democratizes the collaborative, online pixel board artform.