Meme communities and how to meme correctly

Interview
The Editors
03/06/2019

What are memes? And why is it important to study them? Ondřej Procházka is a PhD researcher affiliated with Charles University and Tilburg University. His research focuses on Internet meme communities and their sociolinguistic aspects.

Odile Heynders

Odile Heynders on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
27/12/2018

How will digital culture impact your research in the future? Odile Heynders proposes to "revisit poststructuralist philosophers such as J.F. Lyotard and J. Derrida to rethink the digital context as a dynamic textual universe."

Joachim Benyakoub

Joachim Ben Yakoub on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
27/12/2018

In this end-of-year interview Joachim Ben Yakoub (UGent) reflects on the (non)-impact of discourses on digitalization and digital culture on how the Tunesian revolution was understood in Western mainstream media. 

In order to make research accessible and relevant, academics have to be retrained on how to do research in the digital age. They also have to stop living in ivory towers. Check out our interview with Najma Al Zidjaly for this, and much more. 

Ana Deumert

Ana Deumert on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
24/12/2018

For Ana Deumert, digital culture has not only impacted her research, but also her teaching. Last year for example, she started using WhatsApp with her students - which, according to her, encouraged 'peer learning', 

Alexandra Georgakopoulou expects Facebook and other ‘big’ platforms to continue their aggressive expansion in 2019 into all sorts of domains. In this interview she elaborates further on that idea.

Benjamin De Cleen

Benjamin De Cleen on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
19/12/2018

According to Benjamin De Cleen, we need to be careful with making big claims about the impact of new media technology. However, people do need to consider important changes in the discourse and in the communication strategies.

Philip Seargeant

Philip Seargeant on Digital Culture in 2018 and 2019

Interview
The Editors
18/12/2018

"Digital culture is so pervasive, there’s often very little analytic use in making hard distinctions between the online and offline worlds." Philip Seargeant from the Open University talks about digital culture, language and politics