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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?

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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
29/04/2022
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.

Fake news

Will AI save us from fake news?

Column
Nataliia Vdovychenko
24/03/2022
6 minutes to read

Attempts to decrease the spread of ‘fake news’ might come with the risks of censorship and control.

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Gym Bro

Article
Joni Haak
25/05/2022
12 minutes to read

This article analyses how Gym Bro identity features on Instagram to gain comprehension of what requirements need to be met in order to reach a sense of enoughness and become recognized as a full-fledged member of the Instagram gym bro community.

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What does your Spotify Wrapped say about you?

Article
Ruben den Boer
13/01/2022
10 minutes to read

Spotify Wrapped has become a fun holiday tradition. But in reality, it actually says something about the identity you portray online, contemporary culture, and the influence of tech companies.