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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. 

New understanding of AI through post-humanist life writing

Paper
Jaimy Pijpers
19/06/2023
21 minutes to read

Kazuo Ishiguro portrays a nuanced characterization of AI with 'Klara and The Sun'. This paper re-evaluates the genre of life writing so it can provide a better understanding of AI and other-than-human perspectives.

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The Adult in Leo and Layla's History Adventures

Article
Gideon De Pan
15/11/2023
19 minutes to read

This article discusses the conservative image of children presented in the animated show Leo and Leyla's History Adventures. 

Environmental Justice and Experiential Education: A Hands-on Approach to Building a Better Future

Article
Katherine Huber
20/05/2024
12 minutes to read

While people in the Global North enjoy the benefits of extraction economies that exacerbate ocean acidification, rising sea levels, and perturbating feedback loops, people in the Global South are often most severely affected by climate change. As institutions like museums and universities play a vital role in the interrelated histories of climate change, migration, and knowledge production, it seems vital to learn students how to discuss issues of climate justice. This article explains how experiential education holds particular significance in the climate crisis.

New understanding of AI through post-humanist life writing

Paper
Jaimy Pijpers
19/06/2023
21 minutes to read

Kazuo Ishiguro portrays a nuanced characterization of AI with 'Klara and The Sun'. This paper re-evaluates the genre of life writing so it can provide a better understanding of AI and other-than-human perspectives.

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PragerU Kids: Radical right-wing content for children

Article
Anna Skorodihina
06/03/2023
16 minutes to read

PragerU claims that PragerU Kids content was made as an educational alternative to fight indoctrination, but it seems like it aims to promote far-right ideology. This paper looks into how digital practices are used for radicalization.

The 'Bob Dylan of Vietnam': Trinh Cong Son's anti-war music

Article
Quynh Nguyen
09/06/2023
9 minutes to read

In this article, Trinh Cong Son’s influence during and after the Vietnam War will be critically analyzed by making use of documents, literature, and domestic and international presses to ensure the persuasive delivery of his global success.

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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.

Schliengensief's participatory art project holds up a distorting mirror to Austria's political landscape in the 2000s

Schlingensief's Big Brother of Xenophobia: Antagonism in participatory art

Article
Nathalie Schabio
27/09/2023
11 minutes to read

Schlingensief's participatory art installation "Bitte liebt Österreich" holds up a confronting mirror to Austria's political and social landscape in the 2000s by illustrating 21st-century fascism in a critically thought-provoking manner.

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Lifelong learning: the Dark Academia aesthetic as a taste regime

Article
Iris Dumoulin
12/01/2022
10 minutes to read

In this article, I will explore how dark academia can be defined as a taste regime and how specific practices relate to the investment in practical knowledge in order to gain capital on social, economic, and cultural levels.