Digital Media

fingerprint scanning

Why biometric data is not safe anymore

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
09/01/2019
7 minutes to read

Biometric data plays a huge role in our everyday lives. We use it to unlock our phones, for bank payments, memberships and travelling. But do we ever think about risks connected to our biometric privacy?

digital media, revolution politics

Revolutions, the digital divide and working-class media

Column
Ana Deumert
25/10/2018
7 minutes to read

Can digital media be used to organize revolutions and uprisings? Ana Deumert considers digital social inequalities in social media use, and explores their implications for developing a radical politics of the commons. 

Momo

How Momo shows us that anyone can dig in our data

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/02/2019
4 minutes to read

Momo has been said to be a curse, a hacker and even a maniac. What is it and does it know everything about us? 

Digital media and society

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Digitalisation has a pervasive influence on societies around the world. Digitalisation alters the relation between citizen and society. 

Youtube Demonitization Adcopalypse

YouTube's demonetization situation and the adpocalypse

Article
Alex Sinke
26/09/2018
12 minutes to read

YouTube, the most famous and global video sharing platform, is home to an overwhelming amount of content creators. However, the monetization scheme and the adpocalypse that followed have changed things for the worse.

Voguing - social media

Voguing and social media

Article
Irene de Groot
27/03/2017
4 minutes to read

Social media have been the most important factor in propelling the voguing culture to become a worldwide phenomenon. This article zooms in on how voguers use social media. And why do they use it.

Street protests and the creative spectacle

Article
Philip Seargeant
20/03/2017
6 minutes to read

How social media’s sharing culture is influencing the way people voice their message through street protest signs