Genetic testing companies, such as 23andMe, commercialise the neoliberal idea of personal responsibility for individuals' health through information on disease risks. This article exposes the underlying assumptions of this claim on risk society.
How are social media platforms and their algorithms affecting people who suffer from an eating disorder? This Diggit Magazine file engages with the influence of the internet on the ways in which eating disorder sufferers exchange experiences and ideas, and might trigger each other online.
Digitalization, algorithmic intelligence and digital platformization are affecting all areas of our lives. Health is no exception. In this new Diggit Magazine file, you can learn more about digital health and the relationship between health and digitalization.
This article analyzes the app Fitbit, its aim and its game design elements. What makes Fitbit both successful and unsuccessful. Additionally, the article discusses what role participatory surveillance plays on the app.
This article explores how the a.s.r. Vitality app communicates societal health norms and shows how important notions in Michel Foucault’s work - the panopticon, social hygiene and the care of the self - can be applied to this phenomenon.
What does it actually take to live a mindful life with zero waste? Is it possible to survive the struggle of reorganizing your life habits if you are still a student? And how expensive it is to do good for the environment?