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BookTube

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BookTube is a community on YouTube that focuses primarily on creating content, specifically videos, around the subject of literature and book-related subjects.

Mediatization

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Mediatization can be described as the dependency between media communication and sociocultural change, in which the media are becoming increasingly powerful (Hepp, 2013).

Podcasts

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A podcast is an episodic audio program or digital file series that can be downloaded on a personal mobile device or computer.

Data void

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Data voids are engine queries that turn up little to no results.

Online-offline nexus

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The online-offline nexus is a description of social reality in the post-digital age. We live our social lives increasingly at the intersection of online and offline forces.

Data double

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A data double is a data-generated profile of an individual based on aggregated online surveillance.

Superdiversity

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Superdiversity (also written as super-diversity) refers to two major changes occurring across the world after the end of the Cold War: (a) new patterns of migration causing demographc changes, and (b) the emerging internet and its generalized spread, influencing all aspects of social, cultural and economic life.

Freedom is slavery: Apple’s 1984 Ad Forty Years On

Article
Julian Hanna
24/01/2024
8 minutes to read

Imagine one of the most shareable clips you’ve ever seen … and now imagine seeing it only once. That's exactly what happened to many of the people who watched Apple's "1984" television commercial during the Super Bowl. In this article, Julian Hanna reflects on the event.

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Apple’s 1984 ad: from digital utopianism to hyper-opticon

Article
Ico Maly
22/01/2024
20 minutes to read

Apple's 1984 ad promised digital liberation, but today's reality reveals pervasive surveillance and a techno-feudalism. The utopian dream has transformed into a dystopian era of mind control and exploitation by digital platforms.

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Replika: the imaginary friend of the digital age

Paper
Wulan Bekker
06/11/2023
11 minutes to read

This article explores the extent to which social relationships with AI chatbots are possible while using Replika as a case study. This research argues that post-digital society’s view on relationships has altered due to AI interactions.

A truthful conversation with ChatGPT

Paper
Noortje Bisschop
20/09/2023
17 minutes to read

This article examines AI's position in the debate between a universal type of truth and a post-truth narrative by means of an interview with ChatGPT. 

New understanding of AI through post-humanist life writing

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Jaimy Pijpers
19/06/2023
21 minutes to read

Kazuo Ishiguro portrays a nuanced characterization of AI with 'Klara and The Sun'. This paper re-evaluates the genre of life writing so it can provide a better understanding of AI and other-than-human perspectives.