internet

Globalization, commodification, social media, internet, cheap flights, global and local

Music festivals: Interconnectedness all over the world

Article
Vita van Hellenberg Hubar
24/09/2019
11 minutes to read

Cultural globalization produces global festivals with local music festival characteristics that include an increased focus on environmental issues. Communities on- and offline are thus connected with the help of social media and cheap flights. 

Pokemon Go

How Pokémon Go shapes our everyday lives

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
22/06/2019
13 minutes to read

Pokémon Go has brought more changes into our society than we used to think. These changes took place on the individual, social, cultural, political, and economic levels and evolved ever since the official launch of Pokémon Go.

Banksy

What is the phenomenon of Banksy?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/10/2022
18 minutes to read

The article discusses the phenomenon of Banksy's art and its artistic and cultural value in relation to his anonymity. As a case study, Banksy's work exemplifies the intertwining of media, art, and activism in this day and age.

Martin Garrix in Paradiso Amsterdam

Reusing Churches in the Netherlands

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
19/04/2019
13 minutes to read

Churches close down because of the small number of parishioners and this tendency is an important marker for the position of religion in Western Europe. What happens when churches do not attract the same numbers of believers anymore?

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What do Knausgård and social media bloggers have in common?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
10/04/2019
18 minutes to read

What do Knausgård and Instagram travel bloggers have in common? How do social media and contemporary literature inspire and influence each other? The answer lies in this article, where Knausgård is compared to young 'Western' travel bloggers.

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Body positivity online

Article
Jelske van Es
28/11/2018
14 minutes to read

Body positivity is an online movement with an increasing amount of supporters. These body positivists used social media to spread their 'body positive' message. How do people respond to body positivity? And how can we recognize body positivity?

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Why biometric data is not safe anymore

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
16/11/2018
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?