Dr. Ico Maly from Tilburg University recently published 'De hedendaagse antiverlichting' (The contemporary anti-Enlightenment). In this video he explains how politicians are propagating anti-Enlightenment ideas under the flag of 'democracy', and why — within this discourse — the nation is key.
Dr. Piia Varis (Tilburg University) is in the early stages of doing research into conspiracy theories, the dissemination of knowledge and the formation of online groups. Diggit Magazine had a video-interview with her.
Mobile media play a huge role in our everyday lives. There are many reasons to be positive, but there is also a downside. Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele talks about the impact mobile media have: "It's both the good, but also the bad."
According to professor Jan Blommaert from Tilburg University, for Michel Foucault "the internet would have been an absolute marvel". It's not unreasonable to think that we are all living in a digital panopticon. Here's why.
Is there a dark side to translingualism? Dr. Sender Dovchin believes the answer to that question is "yes". In this video, she talks about the research she did in the past, and the things she is working on at this moment.
Professor Odile Heynders: "The public sphere is so complicated. There are so many different opinions and sources of information. That's why we need public intellectuals. We need them to filter out information."
Since the 1980s, the popularity of the Camino has increased dramatically. Media narratives, like Hollywood movies and best seller novels, encourage people to become pilgrims and share their own stories online.
Beyoncé Knowles, one of the world's most influential female entertainers, is about to deliver her twins. The visual story of her pregnancy has culminated in the construction of her public identity as the world's mother.