Intimacy, privacy and authenticity

This course is part of the BA Online Culture: Art, Media and Society or the MA Online Culture at Tilburg University. Click on the link for more info on the courses and the programme.

In this international 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.

Terrorising Ourselves: What Us Can Teach Us about Authenticity

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
15/02/2021
10 minutes to read

This paper investigates the concept of authenticity through analysing the movie Us (Peele, 2019). Theories on authenticity by Charles Taylor and various ideas about the uncanny valley are used to analyse this intriguing movie.

Proctorio and the Panopticon: Privacy issues during the pandemic

Article
Carmen Gabriela Lupu
25/01/2021
9 minutes to read

This article explores the privacy risks that Proctorio and similar apps come with. In 2020, students had to perform their academic activities from home, including exams. Ensuring their integrity, however, comes with a violation of privacy.