Interrogating the ‘Global’

This post was written by Lars Klute, Research Master’s student, University of Amsterdam Interrogating the ‘Global’ What exactly does the ‘Global’ in Global Digital Cultures mean? Staking out this field, the website of the University of Amsterdam’s research priority area Global Digital Cultures (GDC) uses phrases such as “concerns the global variety of daily cultural…

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What is Authentic?

This post was written by Gaurika Chaturvedi, Research Master’s student, New Media & Digital Culture, University of Amsterdam What is authentic? This is a question that creators, audiences, advertisers, and researchers all ask themselves. Although that last group is preoccupied with how others perceive authenticity, they also have their own ideas. Due to a bit…

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Walking the infrastructure walk and dancing the frequency dance — You only see it when you get it

This post was written by Jeroen Matthijs de Vos, Niels ten Oever, and Maxigas Dunajcsik. This event is a collaboration between the UvA, the Amsterdam municipality, and the ObA, it was made possible by Global Digital Cultures and IN-SIGHT.it (grant MVI.19.032 as part of the MVI  programme). The IN-SIGHT.it People’s 5G Lab, together with the…

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Podcasts as Public Media: Challenges in the Age of Platforms

This post was written by Emma Breuer, Research Master student in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam To provide the general public with up-to-date and scientifically-backed answers to pressing questions about COVID-19, local German public radio broadcaster NDR launched the daily podcast ‘Das Coronavirus-Update’ with virologist Christian Drosten in February 2020. With 15 millions…

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