Apps

Maptivism: how Strava affords identity work

Column
Ruben den Boer
20/06/2022
6 minutes to read

Self-tracking can be used for identity work. In this essay, I explore how a self-tracking app I use - Strava - affords identity work through slacktivist discourse affordances.

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. 

Lifesum Food Tracker: The Dynamic Environment of Self-Tracking

Article
Savina Karneva
09/02/2022
12 minutes to read

People’s desire to exercise control over their lives is turning into a dominant practice with the emergence of all kinds of self-tracking apps that improve individuals’ quality of life and provide them with a deeper understanding of their habits.