Ceremonial Society

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In this international Bachelor’s program Online Culture: Art, Media and Society (Culture Studies) the focus is on digital culture and (new) media. From disciplines such as cultural studies and media studies you study how digitalization and globalization influence our way of living. You discuss new ways of communication, art expressions as well as (social) media expressions like memes and trolls. You research how such ways of communication and expressions are established and how they manifest in, and have influence on a society that increasingly takes place online. Additionally, you actively contribute to digital culture by writing papers and opinion pieces for our own online platform Diggit Magazine.

Defying death

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Martin Hoondert

Cryopreservation and death mentalities 

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Remembering Dead Actors

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Tim Hankart

Memorial YouTube videos through the lens of Aries' "your death" mentality.

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Maaike Ouboter, 'Dat ik je mis' (2013)

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Nine van Steen

The Dutch singer/songwriter Maaike Ouboter wrote the song Dat ik je mis (That I miss you) on account of the passing away of her parents at a very young age. The lyrics of the song fit perfectly in to one of the attitudes of death mentality which is called 'thy death', where the emotion towards and the missing of a loved one were very impotant.