Digital culture

Digitalisation has become a particularly pervasive influence on culture due to the emergence of the internet as a mass form of communication, and the widespread use of personal computers and other devices such as smartphones. Digital technologies are so omnipresent around the world that the study of digital culture potentially encompasses all aspects of everyday life, and is not limited to the internet or modern communication technologies. 

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Chronotope

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A chronotope, as defined by Bakhtin, is a specific spacetime context enabling a plot, characters, and rules for action and meaning.

Identity

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Identity refers to various aspects of how we see ourselves, how we show ourselves to others, and how we perceive others.

Enoughness

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Enoughness is a theory of contemporary identity that states that identities are constructed out of a particular portion ("enough") of emblematic identity features.

Memes

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Memes are “a group of digital items sharing common characteristics of content, form; created with awareness of each other; circulated, imitated and transformed via the internet by many” (Phillips, 2016).

Frame

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A frame is a set of meaningful signs connected to specific types of social action. Together they create a 'logic' of action and make the action understandable for those involved in it.

Formats

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Formats are recognizably patterned forms of behavior, subject to norms and judged accordingly by others.

Digital culture

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Digital culture refers to culture shaped by the emergence and use of digital technologies.

Shitposting

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The act of posting memes, photos, tweets or other social media content, often in response to earlier posts, that does not have any relation to the post they refer to.
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Ico Maly on algorithmic populism in Babylon's Burning

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The Editors
20/06/2019

Babylon is Burning has invited Ico Maly (Tilburg University) in the studio to talk about what he calls 'algorithmic populism' and activism in the digital age. How has digitalization affected politics and activism? 

In this video Ralf de Wolf discusses the ways in which we need privacy in order to have a well functioning democracy, and the ways in which our privacy and our society are being threatened by a misuse of new technologies.

Meme communities and how to meme correctly

Interview
The Editors
03/06/2019

What are memes? And why is it important to study them? Ondřej Procházka is a PhD researcher affiliated with Charles University and Tilburg University. His research focuses on Internet meme communities and their sociolinguistic aspects.

Cosplay

Cosplayers in the on- and offline world

Paper
Irene de Groot
27/05/2019
13 minutes to read

This article analyses  cosplayer culture. It shedslight on who the cosplayer is, what they do, their norms and career in both an on- an offline environment. 

Emma Watson on Framing

Column
Jan Blommaert
21/05/2019
6 minutes to read

Emma Watson's Instagram reaction to the Alabama abortion bill accurately exposes the work of framing in public debates, and shows an educational use of social media. 

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Online dating with Babylon is Burning and Alex Schouten

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The Editors
23/05/2019

What are the do's and don't's of online dating? Diggit Magazine invited Alex Schouten in the studio of Babylon is Burning to give you scientific insight in the world of online dating. 

Tourism in the digital age

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Apps like AirBnB, Google maps or even Tinder have become an important part of contemporary travelling and tourism. The internet has become an important infrastructure for travelling and digitalization has shaped tourism in the 21st century.  This file addresses the impact of digitalization on tourism and travel.