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

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
A Space for Arab Digital Cultures
By Tasniem Anwar and Nermin Elsherif as part of the GDC-funded project “Social Media after the Arab Uprisings” | March 3, 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