The truth of fiction

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.

Waking Life and Aesthetics of Liminality

Paper
Gürhan Camgöz
10/01/2022
13 minutes to read

The cinematic viewing experience and the dream states have a comparable quality. Waking Life is an interesting and perplexing film about dreams and the nature of reality, that dares us to question whether we are dreaming or awake.

TACOMA(2017) (Steve Gaynor, Nina Freeman)

Review
Daniel Obubo
04/04/2022
10 minutes to read

This review explores the procedural and rhetorical rules involved in videogames as well as narrative and database aesthetic techniques utilized in the 2017 adventure videogame Tacoma.

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The Crown: is it the truth or is it fiction?

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
02/02/2022
13 minutes to read

To what extent is Netflix series 'The Crown' truth or fiction? This article discusses the ways filmmakers attempt to produce motion pictures that resemble the truth and analyses how they achieve it.

Dark Side of the Moon: How a Mockumentary Shapes Perception

Paper
Egle Talandyte
30/11/2020
9 minutes to read

Dark Side of the Moon (2002) is a French mockumentary which exposes the idea of the moon landing being filmed in a studio with the goal of invoking critical reflexivity to question the reliability of the presented discourse in media.

Fleabag: the series.

How Fleabag uses the fourth wall to create intimacy

Paper
Idhuna Pastoor
07/10/2020
21 minutes to read

This article explores how the series Fleabag destroys the fourth wall and what this means for the relationship between the viewer and Fleabag.

Understanding "I'm Still Here". This can't be real, right?

Paper
Hanne Hermens
16/09/2020
15 minutes to read

This essay explores the confusion that was ignited by the film I'm Still Here (2010) by analysing its form, purpose and content and comparing it to other forms of film. 

Fictional Barbie's real YouTube career

Paper
Juliette Berndsen
02/09/2020
13 minutes to read

Barbie, the blond doll, now uploads vlogs to YouTube to educate and inspire children. By combining non-fiction elements with fiction along the lines of animation, character, and message, Mattel is making sure that their doll stays relevant.

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The Crown: historically accurate or pure fiction?

Article
Tara van Dijk
11/11/2020
15 minutes to read

The Crown has become one of the most popular shows on Netflix and it has been praised for its accuracy. The show balances between historical accuracy and fictional elements. This article analyzes the balance the show strikes as a docudrama.