Celebrities

Eroda: No Land Quite Like It

Eroda: where visual art, storytelling and marketing become one

Paper
Kelly Burnet
23/05/2022
13 minutes to read

In this paper, the Eroda project is discussed which functions as a marketing campaign and an art project. The connected music video, directed by Dave Meyers, stands out for its captivating plot, English aesthetic and unusual characters.

Promotion and storytelling in Hopeless Fountain Kingdom by Halsey

Paper
Hanan Faour
20/05/2022
10 minutes to read

This paper explores the ways in which the transmedial extensions of Halsey's concept album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom function as both a means of artistic exploration, as well as promotional tools. 

It's Giving Gay? - On the discourse about Shawn Mendes' sexuality

Paper
Jitske Verhagen
06/05/2022
10 minutes to read

In this paper, the discourse that emerged as a result of Shawn Mendes saying 'it's giving Cher' in his Vogue Met Gala video will be analysed. A look will be taken into why this led to people thinking he must be queer.

K-pop idol BTS Jimin and Oli London

Being transracial: how fluid is the cultural category of race?

Paper
Iris Olde Hampsink
09/05/2022
13 minutes to read

This article analyzes the discourse surrounding transracial identities by examining the multimodal and indexical qualities of Oli London's YouTube video 'Being KOREAN...', a fan's 'coming out', and two anti-transracial comments.

Is Wie Is de Mol making us paranoid?

Article
Inge van de Ven
04/03/2022
9 minutes to read

Saturday evening, March 5, is the finale of the 22nd season of Wie Is de Mol. We discuss the role of collective intelligence, the ways in which the show provokes distrust in its fans, and the ‘hybrid media’ element brought in by this live event.

The photo of Len Cella

Len Cella: the first content creator before social media existed

Paper
Szymon Zbiegniewski
04/02/2022
8 minutes to read

Len Cella was an innovator back in the '80s who created what can retroactively be described as the first TikToks. What kind of impact have his early sketches had on the social media and content creators of today's age?

Elon Musk and his Musketeers' discourse on Twitter

Paper
Juliette Berndsen
24/01/2022
16 minutes to read

Elon Musk and his fans converse easily in memes and jokes on Twitter. While this discourse is slightly bewildering to outsiders, the power Musk holds over his fans can have a serious impact on real-world events such as cryptocurrencies.

Meghan Markle

The shift in the celebrity image of Meghan Markle

Paper
Tessa Willemsen
16/12/2021
15 minutes to read

An analysis of Meghan Markle and the shift in her image from being part of the royal family to deciding to take a step back.