algorithms, alogorithmic public sphere

The algorithmic public sphere and democracy

Paper
Aniek van den Brandt
25/05/2019
12 minutes to read

The public sphere has been controlled by humans for years, but in the last decade, there has been a shift from human gatekeepers to algorithmic ones. This essay describes the consequences this algorithmic culture has for the public sphere.

The public sphere has been controlled by humans for years, but in the last decade, there has been a shift from human gatekeepers to algorithmic ones. This essay describes the consequences this algorithmic culture has for the public sphere.

Phenomenon of Algorithms and Political Echo Chambers

The political effects of algorithms: a look at Facebook and Google

Paper
Mick Timmermans
22/05/2019
10 minutes to read

There is limited data available on algorithms leading to political echo chambers. This paper examines the use of Facebook and Google and the algorithmic system behind both platforms. What are the consequences?

Play and metapolitics in Angry Goy II

Paper
Shannon Verhoef
06/05/2019
13 minutes to read

This article examines how videogame Angry Goy 2 constructs its anti-Semitic and white supremacist messages, and if this videogame is ready to effectively enter and succeed in the metapolitical arena.

The (in)visible Poetry Museum in Amsterdam

Paper
Chiara Palsgraaf
26/04/2019
17 minutes to read

The Poetry Museum raises consciousness on the role of AR, art and the museum in the public sphere. It shows that online media has the ability to influence the public sphere but is inevitably linked to the offline culture to establish changes.

What makes a vlog a vlog?

Academic paper
Marissa K. Wood
08/03/2019
30 minutes to read

Looking at the “vlog” as a speech event, Hymes’s SPEAKING model is used to identify its contextual and interactional parameters. Conclusively, vlogging is a complex genre of new media with potential for extensive influence.

Laughing jester carnival

Carnival: just another party?

Paper
Ruben Bastiaanse
04/03/2019
13 minutes to read

The future of carnival: is the traditional character and historical function of carnival at peril?

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Globalization and the emergence of Chinglish and Greeklish

Paper
Xiao Lu
15/02/2019
9 minutes to read

Chinglish and Greeklish are taken over. This paper argues that in times cultural globalization, English becomes localized and gradually integrated into local communities due to the development of information technology.

Holocaust literature and ancient Greek tragedy

Paper
Rowie van Hagen
12/02/2019
30 minutes to read

Elements of Imre Kértesz’s novel Fatelessness (1975) are analysed in the light of two Euripidean tragedies about Iphigenia: what tensions and similarities are there in the construction of both protagonists’ roles?

picture of the Depot Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Depot

Paper
Maud Schoonen
08/02/2019
12 minutes to read

This paper investigates if the new Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Depot is a transparent museum or merely provides the illusion of transparency.