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.

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. 

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.

Pokémon Go as a Self-Tracking Application

Paper
Chi-chieh Huang
22/01/2021
23 minutes to read

By examining voices from Pokémon Go communities and developers, this article aims to formulate Pokémon Go as a gamified self-tracking application that could play a part in individuals' betterment of themselves.

Women being watched by cameras

Women and online privacy: Understanding the privacy paradox

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
07/09/2020
9 minutes to read

Women find themselves at a crossroads where their online presence could lead to empowerment or to added scrutiny. What is the privacy paradox and what happens to women when they face it?

What is 'Live Facial Recognition' and how dangerous is it?

Article
Lea Goeron
23/11/2020
11 minutes to read

In a more and more digitalised world new technologies are on the rise. This article explores what live facial recognition is and what dangers and possible threats it introduces.

In this video Ralf de Wolf discusses the ways in which we need privacy in order to have a well functioning democracy, and the ways in which our privacy and our society are being threatened by a misuse of new technologies.