The private life in a digital world

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.

The trade-off between privacy or public health

Paper
Noa Reijnen
16/05/2022
10 minutes to read

This paper aims to analyze how De Jonge and the Parliament have approached and reacted to a data breach at the GGD. The underlying question of this case is whether the Dutch society should value privacy or public health more.

Coronamelder app

The CoronaMelder app: an internalized violation of privacy?

Paper
Ilse van Knegsel
08/11/2021
13 minutes to read

CoronaMelder is a hot topic, but the Dutch are not very willing to use the COVID tracking application. Is this because of privacy violations or do we not care about our privacy anymore?

under the radar

The post-digital infrapolitics of Jurgen Conings

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
20/10/2021
10 minutes to read

The infrapolitics of Jurgen Conings in a post - digital and post - Christchurch world show social media leads to both more surveillance and more anonymous opportunities at the same time. 

Lifesum Food Tracker: The Dynamic Environment of Self-Tracking

Article
Savina Karneva
09/02/2022
12 minutes to read

People’s desire to exercise control over their lives is turning into a dominant practice with the emergence of all kinds of self-tracking apps that improve individuals’ quality of life and provide them with a deeper understanding of their habits.

A phone screen showing the Tiktok app icon

Tiktok's privacy paradox

Article
Marieke Weeda
18/10/2021
8 minutes to read

Privacy on Tiktok is something that has been subject to many controversies and lawsuits, but paradoxically their usage of accurate data for hyper-personalization is by many users also greatly appreciated.