Squid Game’s criticism on Capitalism, Classism and Worker’s Rights

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Luna-Anastasia Riedel
07/05/2022

This paper will analyse how the TV-Show ‘Squid Game’ criticizes labour and capitalism in South Korea while also taking historic events into consideration to show that this issue is not just a recent one but one that has been going on for a while.

This paper will analyse how the TV-Show ‘Squid Game’ criticizes labour and capitalism in South Korea while also taking historic events into consideration to show that this issue is not just a recent one but one that has been going on for a while.

Dystopian Narratives: Squid Game and Parasite

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Luna-Anastasia Riedel
07/05/2022

Parasite and Squid Game are examples of cinematic dystopian narratives which teach about classism and capitalism from the viewpoint of the directors and criticise the concepts while being highly entertaining.

South Korea and its Soft Power Boom

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Luna-Anastasia Riedel
07/05/2022

This paper will discuss the meaning of soft power with a focus on South Korea and its ways of using said soft power and which influence this has on a local but also global level.

Grave of the Fireflies; a Movie Analysis

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Luna-Anastasia Riedel
07/05/2022

Grave of the Fireflies is a Japanese anime drama movie published in 1988 through Studio Ghibli and discusses the story of fourteen-year-old Seita and four-year-old Setsuko, who are trying to survive in Japan in 1945 during the second world war

Twitch, Exhibitionism and Neo-Panopticism

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Daniel Obubo
06/05/2022

In this blog post a focus will be made on the predominantly videogame streaming platform, Twitch and will explore the concepts of empowering exhibitionism

Are you the Imposter?

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Luna-Anastasia Riedel
13/02/2022

This paper will talk about the rise of video game culture and videoludification in connection to gamification, social practices and community formation through Twitch Streamers  and in specific, the game Among Us.

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Digitale media in het coalitieakkoord van Rutte IV

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Ruben den Boer
16/12/2021

Op woensdag 15 december 2021 presenteerden de formerende partijleiders na een historisch lange formatieperiode hun coalitieakkoord. Wat zegt het document over digitale media?

Spotify Wrapped abstract visual

What does your Spotify Wrapped say about you?

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Ruben den Boer
07/12/2021

Spotify Wrapped is fun. But what if there’s more to it than just fun? What if the Spotify Wrapped tradition tells us something about contemporary online culture, about the influence of tech companies, and - ultimately - about ourselves? 

The Sudokus from Cracking the Cryptic have taken up a significant portion of my and my father's conversations. What makes these Sudokus so exciting and how do they contribute to the unique connection between my dad and me?

How Gen Z shops

How Gen Z shops

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Jelske van Es
04/10/2021

Gen Z makes up almost 40 percent of all consumer shopping. How does Gen Z shop? And what do they value in a brand?

This paper explores and explains Transmedia as a concept while using the Star Trek franchise as a case study. Focus will be drawn towards Star Trek Lower Decks, the franchises’ latest iteration.