Press conference Boris Johnson

Changes in attitude towards the government during the COVID-19 pandemic: A UK case study

Paper
Juul Seuren
10/09/2021
46 minutes to read

In this paper we used the mixed-method ethnomining to answer the research question: How have UK citizens' attitudes towards the government changed over the course of the first and second lockdown, due to the COVID-19 measures?

In this paper we used the mixed-method ethnomining to answer the research question: How have UK citizens' attitudes towards the government changed over the course of the first and second lockdown, due to the COVID-19 measures?

Does a Fitbit make you healthier and happier?

Paper
Iris Olde Hampsink
06/09/2021
11 minutes to read

This article analyzes the app Fitbit, its aim and its game design elements. What makes Fitbit both successful and unsuccessful. Additionally, the article discusses what role participatory surveillance plays on the app. 

Alice being warned by the rabbit he is terribly late

Alice in Wonderland and the power of medium

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
16/08/2021
6 minutes to read

A beloved story like Alice in Wonderland can completely change if the narrative is told through a different medium, such as a video game. 

A Gentleman Jack of All Trades

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
12/07/2021
15 minutes to read

The case of Anne Lister will show us how difficult it can be for a public figure to control their image. To establish how identity is fashioned, concepts of life writing and self-fashioning have been used to analyse Anne Lister's diaries.

Eurobeat and Para Para Dance: An Italian-Japanese Relationship

Paper
Nathaly Yumi da Silva
05/07/2021
10 minutes to read

This paper presents, from a cultural perspective of globalization, the case study of the relationship between Eurobeat music genre, originated from Italy, and Para Para, a dance style from Japan.
 

Brittany Broski: viral content creator and authentic influencer

Paper
Kelly Burnet
24/05/2021
9 minutes to read

Brittany Broski is a successful content creator and influencer. In the last year, she has built a big community of loyal followers is still growing rapidly. How did she achieve this? How does she present herself as authentic?

Digital Vigilantism: Justice for a Syrian Refugee Family

Paper
Noa Reijnen
19/05/2021
10 minutes to read

A story about a Syrian refugee family being terrorized by their neighbors went viral on social media, and people demanded justice for the family. This digital vigilantism case will be analyzed in this paper.

The politics of Karen memes

Paper
Pleun Kersten
17/05/2021
9 minutes to read

This article analyzes the 'karen' meme, and how it has evolved as a critique of white supremacy. 

A young woman with a sign at the Cincinnati #BlackLivesMatter public demonstration protest.

Black Lives Matter: Protesting in the hybrid media system

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
14/05/2021
13 minutes to read

This paper analyses how the hybrid media system benefited BLM-protesters in summer 2020 following the death of George Floyd. People worldwide joined together to show their support for the cause, utilising social media to stay in touch.

Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson: An Author in Hiding

Paper
Bethany Maclachlan
03/05/2021
15 minutes to read

This paper explores the authorial postures of the American writer Shirley Jackson, and how her reluctance to engage in self presentation results in a posture similar to that of the dead author; one that is hidden.

Michelle Obama as a representative of the When We All Vote Squad

How Michelle Obama uses algorithmic knowledge

Paper
Ilse van Knegsel
28/04/2021
16 minutes to read

Michelle Obama is no longer America's First Lady, but through her social media presence, always being on-message, and algorithmic knowledge, she maintains her political impact.

Ratatouille Musical poster

Ratatousical: what the TikTok musical says about society

Paper
Emma Wieringa
26/04/2021
9 minutes to read

During the pandemic, people have had a lot of extra time to start (creative) projects, such as creating a musical on TikTok about Disney's Ratatouille. What does this musical reveal about our society in times of a pandemic?