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Convergence culture in the video game industry

Paper
Szymon Zbiegniewski
10 minutes to read
05/12/2022

The NorCal and SCal culture industries are converging on multiple levels, and one of them is the video game industry. This paper explores how Fortnite revolutionized the way we perceive games.

The NorCal and SCal culture industries are converging on multiple levels, and one of them is the video game industry. This paper explores how Fortnite revolutionized the way we perceive games.

Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

A lover or a monster: Jeffrey Dahmer in the true crime genre

Paper
Iris Dumoulin
30/11/2022
10 minutes to read

Netflix's newest series on Jeffrey Dahmer has sparked a large debate. In this study, I look at the Twitter conversations surrounding the Dahmer series and how they affect the broader conversation about the ethics of the true crime genre.

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.

Multisensory Realities of Authentic Artworks

Paper
Olga Koltsova
18/11/2022
8 minutes to read

This paper demonstrates how the multisensory design of an art exhibition challenges the concept of artworks' authenticity and allows visitors to connect with the art at a more intimate level.

Mail man

Ring Video Doorbell: privacy invasion delivered to your doorstep

Paper
Ruben den Boer
16/11/2022
12 minutes to read

Ring Video Doorbells ensure security for homeowners. Through a discourse analysis of Ring Doorbell videos posted on TikTok, this article answers the question: which privacy issues do video doorbells raise for the person on your doorstep?

Artificial Intelligence Risks in the Health Care Sector

Paper
Luna-Anastasia Riedel
09/11/2022
4 minutes to read

This short article deals with the philosophical debate about Responsibility Gap in case an AI is used to diagnose patients before meeting a medical doctor. What would happen if the AI gives a wrong diagnosis, not recognising a new illness?

The inverted filter on TikTok

TikTok's inverted filter: debunking symmetry as beauty standard

Paper
Kelly Burnet
07/11/2022
10 minutes to read

In this paper, discourse analysis is done on two TikTok entries to the inverted filter trend that became very popular in April 2021. By showing facial asymmetry as normal, Aubrey Ober gave a twist to the trend and recycled the trend's meaning.

Deviating from the mainstream: Amish or Uber-Hipsters?

Paper
Femke van Bree
17/10/2022
8 minutes to read

In this paper, we intend to find out if the hipster subculture is inspired by the Amish subculture. We will investigate this by analyzing two typical cultural features: appearance (fashion) and food. 

Knives Out (2019)

Knives Out (2019) and the classical detective formula

Paper
Chi-chieh Huang
12/10/2022
14 minutes to read

This article examines how director Rian Johnson follows and deviates from the classical detective formula to create a murder mystery filled with twists and turns in Knives Out (2019).

Designers rethink social boundaries with gender-neutral fashion

Paper
Stefan Immens
12/09/2022
14 minutes to read

Society is in constant change adapting to what is happening in the global environment. The fashion industry is getting stronger every day because it has been adapting in unique ways to society such as gender-neutral fashion.