Apps

Spotify Wrapped abstract visual

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.

Deep Medicine - review

Can artificial intelligence make medicine more humane? (Eric Topol)

Review
Jenny Slatman
22/11/2021
7 minutes to read

Eric Topol, the author of Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again (2019), argues in this book that articificial intelligence can make healthcare more humane. 

Coronamelder app

The CoronaMelder app: an internalized violation of privacy?

Paper
Ilse van Knegsel
08/11/2021
13 minutes to read

CoronaMelder is a hot topic, but the Dutch are not very willing to use the COVID tracking application. Is this because of privacy violations or do we not care about our privacy anymore?

Does a Fitbit make you healthier and happier?

Paper
Iris Olde Hampsink
06/09/2021
11 minutes to read

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. 

under the radar

The post-digital infrapolitics of Jurgen Conings

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
20/10/2021
10 minutes to read

The infrapolitics of Jurgen Conings in a post - digital and post - Christchurch world show social media leads to both more surveillance and more anonymous opportunities at the same time. 

Fitbit and participatory surveillance of the modern individual

Article
Nathalie Schabio
08/11/2021
9 minutes to read

This article sheds light on how Foucault's principle of the Panopticon can be applied to the digital age. The Fitbit app is more than a modern panopticon that shows that the 21st-century individual takes part in participatory surveillance. 

How an insurance company motivates clients to stay healthy: the a.s.r. Vitality app

Article
Isabelle Cijsouw
12/11/2021
16 minutes to read

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.

The Era of Audio: The rise of podcasts

Article
Savina Karneva
08/09/2021
17 minutes to read

This paper focuses on the growth of the podcast industry and its development over the years. It tackles the role of social media influencers and celebrities in that growth and the social effects of this new trend.