Elon Musk and his Musketeers' discourse on Twitter

Paper
Juliette Berndsen
17/01/2022
16 minutes to read

Elon Musk and his fans converse easily in memes and jokes on Twitter. While this discourse is slightly bewildering to outsiders, the power Musk holds over his fans can have a serious impact on real-world events such as cryptocurrencies.

Elon Musk and his fans converse easily in memes and jokes on Twitter. While this discourse is slightly bewildering to outsiders, the power Musk holds over his fans can have a serious impact on real-world events such as cryptocurrencies.

Waking Life and Aesthetics of Liminality

Paper
Gürhan Camgöz
10/01/2022
13 minutes to read

The cinematic viewing experience and the dream states have a comparable quality. Waking Life is an interesting and perplexing film about dreams and the nature of reality, that dares us to question whether we are dreaming or awake.

A ball of light moving through a picturesque forest

Sublimity in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

Paper
Bethany Maclachlan
17/12/2021
14 minutes to read

This paper investigates how the game Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture creates a sublime experience for players. It reveals that the game explores concepts relating to sublimity which enable an experience that could be considered sublime.

Meghan Markle

The shift in the celebrity image of Meghan Markle

Paper
Tessa Willemsen
16/12/2021
15 minutes to read

An analysis of Meghan Markle and the shift in her image from being part of the royal family to deciding to take a step back. 

The Migrant Identity: The Role of Art and Media in Identity Formation

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
10/12/2021
31 minutes to read

Migration is one of the most important issues in our society, the migrant identity can be approached from many different angles. We will focus on the use of the migrant identity in art in relation to the image as portrayed in the media.

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?

FAcebook, moderation, activism, democracy,

Why Facebook? Activism, censorship, and democracy

Academic paper
Lauren Zentz
03/12/2021
19 minutes to read

Lauren Zentz examine how a group of progressive activists interact around a certain set of Facebook’s hate speech policies and practices in order to make meaning of them, make both political and social use of them, and be critical of them. 

Is Digital Couture the next fashion breakthrough?

Paper
Noa El-Kassri
22/11/2021
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.

Coronamelder app

The CoronaMelder app: an internalized violation of privacy?

Paper
Ilse van Knegsel
08/11/2021
13 minutes to read

CoronaMelder is a hot topic, but the Dutch are not very willing to use the COVID tracking application. Is this because of privacy violations or do we not care about our privacy anymore?

Afro hair, Afro beauty, Afro Italian

Paper
Addes Tesfamariam
01/11/2021
21 minutes to read

Micro-hegemony, a term introduced by Blommaert and Varis, refers to the dynamic complexity of values, beliefs and perceptions that shape one’s identity. Here I show how hair, beauty and nationality framed my Afro-Black-European identity.

Vinyl posts on Instagram

The fandom of vinyl collecting on Instagram

Paper
Simone Sprangers
25/10/2021
25 minutes to read

There is a whole community of vinyl collectors on Instagram. These vinyl collectors have very specific fan practices. This article answers the following question: What can the vinyl community on Instagram tell us about fandom?