Online Culture Seminars

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.

This is too hard: Why I cannot write a decent essay

Madelief Tresonie
5 minutes to read

A look inside a student's brain when she tries her best writing an essay, in which all relatable struggles are discussed in a humourous manner. 

Max and Nev

Catfish: The TV Show (MTV)

Irene de Groot
3 minutes to read

In Catfish: the TV show hosts Nev and Max help people who are head over heels about someone they met online. A review.

The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster (E.M. Forster)

Vanda Vozarikova
4 minutes to read

Could a story from over 100 years ago have predicted today's reality? Read this to discover more about the visionary E.M. Forster truly was. A contemporary reading of E.M. Forster's The Machine Stops.


Nosedive, a vicious take on social media (Joe Wright)

Heleen Dijkhuizen
3 minutes to read

Black Mirror's Nosedive shows us a vicious take on social media.