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Designers rethink social boundaries with gender-neutral fashion

Paper
Stefan Immens
12/09/2022
14 minutes to read

Society is in constant change adapting to what is happening in the global environment. The fashion industry is getting stronger every day because it has been adapting in unique ways to society such as gender-neutral fashion.

Witch in the woods

#Hexit: witches in Dutch political discourse

Paper
Ruben den Boer
28/02/2022
13 minutes to read

Witches are hardly political figures, but their name and likeliness are used in Dutch political discourse, for example in the hashtag #hexit. So, what actually is the discursive function of witches is in Dutch political discourse?

Two women read a digital story on their phone.

Digital Storytelling

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With daily activities and life moving online, digital stories that are specifically created for online publication are appearing. Digital stories make use of the the media's interactive, mulitplatform and multimodal affordances.

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Lifelong learning: the Dark Academia aesthetic as a taste regime

Article
Iris Dumoulin
12/01/2022
10 minutes to read

In this article, I will explore how dark academia can be defined as a taste regime and how specific practices relate to the investment in practical knowledge in order to gain capital on social, economic, and cultural levels.

Hollywood product placement to Influencers and para-social relationships

Product Placement: from Hollywood to Social Media

Article
Nathalie Schabio
31/10/2022
12 minutes to read

This article provides an analysis of advertisements in the field of entertainment. Its focus lies on how Influencers make use of para-social relationships to manipulate their audience for advertisement on social media.