Public Sphere

Youtube AI

The YouTube algorithm and its problems

Video
Joël Eduard Nicholas Grassère
06/10/2023

The Youtube algorithm is often criticized.  This video explains why it is problematic. The data that it uses is wrong and the algorithm itself is problematic. However, there is also an issue concerning interpretation.

K-pop: from local to international

Paper
Gergana Mihaylova
01/09/2023
11 minutes to read

K-Pop is a recent fad that has recently emerged as an apparent cultural phenomenon in Europe and America. That being said, I will analyse how Korean pop expands from local music to international sensation through globalization.

JEf Verschueren, complicity, practice, discourse

Complicity in practice and discourse (Jef Verschueren)

Review
Tom Van Hout
16/08/2023
4 minutes to read

In this thought-provoking essay, Jef Verschueren marshals progressive values of solidarity, community, and engagement and compels us to embrace and share responsibility for a healthier public sphere. 

Apple's surveillance system in contemporary society

Paper
Gergana Mihaylova
29/05/2023
12 minutes to read

This article discusses how Apple surveils its users and influences their behavior through their multiple devices, violates their privacy, and exploits their data.

Public Intellectuals

File

In this file we have compiled the work of some of our authors on the role of public intellectuals in today's society and on the discussion who can and who cannot be considered a public intellectual.

Factsheet Danielle D'Souza Gill

Fact sheet: Danielle D'Souza Gill

Article
Joël Eduard Nicholas Grassère
30/06/2023
8 minutes to read

Danielle D'Souza Gill is a famous far-right influencer. Her entire family appears to be part of an effort to spread right-wing ideas. Before you read our three articles concerning her, get some background information on her through this factsheet.

The uptake of Danielle D'Souza Gill

The uptake of Danielle D'Souza Gill: Platform matters

Article
Joël Eduard Nicholas Grassère
30/06/2023
28 minutes to read

Danielle D'Souza Gill is a popular far-right influencer. The manner in which her followers engage with her posts varies per platform. Read this article to discover how this works differently on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.