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Our blog shares reflections on how digitization is changing the world with specific attention to cultural processes and contexts

Quality Over Quantity: COVID-19 Community Data

By Anniek de Koning, Research Master student in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam | September 2, 2021

Podcasts as Public Media: Challenges in the Age of Platforms

By Emma Breuer, Research Master student in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam | July 30, 2021

The Digitalisation of Health in the European Union: Better Healthcare, or New Market?

By Roxana Varvara Boboc, Research Master student in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam | July 19, 2021

Digital Health Tracking – Private Choice or Public Necessity?

By Vanessa Richter, Research Master student in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam | July 15, 2021

Negation as the Informed Practice for Action: Exploring the Politics of Refusal in the Context of COVID-19

By Dieuwertje Luitse, Research Master student in Media Studies (New Media & Digital Culture) at the University of Amsterdam | July 12, 2021

Shadowbanning in Relation to (De)platformization

By Laura Köpping, research master’s student at the Media Studies Department of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam | July 07, 2021

Performing Sexual Identity With #KinkTok

By Veronica Fanzio, Research Master student in Media Studies, New Media, and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam | June 29, 2021

Internet for and against the Colombian National Strike

By Luisa F. González Valencia, PhD candidate at the Centre for Documentation and Research on Latin America – CEDLA, as part of the Global Digital Cultures research project P(r)otestas | June 16, 2021

Instagram’s New Guidelines: Their Impact on Freedom and Self-Expression

By Laura Köpping, research master’s student at the Media Studies Department of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam | May 10, 2021

“Big data sees through you”: Sexual identifications in an age of algorithmic recommendation

By Shuaishuai Wang and Rachel Spronk as part of the GDC-funded project “From Performativity to Behavioral Data: The Algorithmic Configurations of Sexuality on Social Media in China“ | April 16, 2021

Everyday Gaming and Digital Urban Worlds

by Carolyn Birdsall, Wouter van Gent, Thijs Jeursen as part of the GDC-funded project “Gaming the Global City: Imagining and Experiencing Digital Urban Worlds“ | March 30, 2021

Race as absent presence: the Dutch tax subsidy scandal and Covid-19.

By Lonneke van Kampen| March 26, 2021| “Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19” series

Global boss, local workers? Investigating algorithmic imaginaries and practices of UberEats workers in Amsterdam, Milan and Buenos Aires

By Davide Beraldo, Letizia Chiappini and Giovanni Rossetti as part of the GDC-funded project “Global boss, local workers? How context influences food delivery riders’ relation to platforms (GLOBLOW)“ | March 16

Contact Tracing Apps: Digital Sovereignty vs Infrastructural Power

Varvara Boboc | March 16 | “Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19”

Between digital democratization and securitization: Looking into the politics and aesthetics of digital authoritarianism and protest in the Global South

By Julienne Weegels, Yatun Sastramidjaja and Luisa Gonzalez Valencia as part of the GDC-funded project “P(R)OTESTAS: The politics and aesthetics of digital authoritarianism and protest in the Global South“ | March 9, 2021

Cultural Diversity in the Age of Global Digital Media: The Case of Netflix in the Netherlands

By Daphne Rena Idiz as part of the GDC-funded project “Cultural Diversity in the Age of Global Digital Media: the Case of Netflix in the Netherlands” | March 1, 2021

EdTech platforms as infrastructural blackholes

By Vanessa Richter | February 25, 2021| “Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19” series

Smart cookies? Prioritizing equity in ‘smart’ COVID-19 measures in Amsterdam

By | February 25, 2021| “Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19” series

Political Microtargeting on Social Media in Diverse Democracies

by Ursula Daxecker and Stefania Milan of the GDC-funded project “Political Microtargeting on Social Media in Diverse Democracies” | February 16, 2021

Crypto Art – The new kid on the block

By Monika Kackovic, Giovanni Colavizza Andrea Leiter of the “Global digital art: Perspectives on categories, place, and economic value in the crypto art market”.| February 15, 2021

Pandemic Memes and Zoom Fatigue

By Laura Schäfer| Februray 12, 2021 | "Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19" series

Deplatforming Politicians and the Implications for Europe

By Ronan Fahy, Judith Möller and Rocco Bellanova of the GDC-funded project “Digital Platforms and the Digitisation of Expression and Surveillance“ | February 12, 2021

Artificial Intelligence for Ethical Integrity? Questions and Challenges for AI in Times of a Pandemic

By Dieuwertje Luitse | February 11, 2021| “Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19”

Platform moderation and users’ migration 

By Veronica Fanzio | February 5, 2021 | “Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19” series

Disease Control and Inequalities in a Pre-Digital World

By Lonneke van Kampen| February 4, 2021| “Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19” series