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Lifelong learning: the Dark Academia aesthetic as a taste regime

Article
Iris Dumoulin
12/01/2022
10 minutes to read

In this article, I will explore how dark academia can be defined as a taste regime and how specific practices relate to the investment in practical knowledge in order to gain capital on social, economic, and cultural levels.

Image 1: Birds Aren’t Real van and the founder of the movement Peter McIndoe

Birds Aren't Real: a post-truth 'conspiracy' paradox

Article
Lily Francois
11/01/2022
7 minutes to read

The Birds Aren't Real is a parody social movement with a purpose: making fun of misinformation in a post-truth world dominated by online conspiracy theories

Flat Earth

Why do people believe in flat Earth?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
25/01/2021
14 minutes to read

The flat Earth belief is pseudoscientific, yet the Internet offers a variety of different arguments on why the official round Earth narrative should be reconsidered.

White Genocide conspiracy theory

The white genocide conspiracy theory

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
13/01/2021
14 minutes to read

The white genocide conspiracy theory refers to a spread far-right belief that white populations are gradually being replaced with non-whites. How did this theory originate and how has it gained momentum online?