Monthly Archives: September 2018

Digital Music

With hit songs such as ‘Up on Melancholy Hill‘, ‘‘Feel Good Inc.’, and ‘‘Clint Eastwood’, this British band has topped the charts of the alternative rock scene many times in the last decade. The Gorillaz. Their unique sound and the fact that I like a lot of their songs, is however not the only reason why I decided to blog about this…

Oppan Gangnam Style

It’s the summer of 2012. While all the other teens are outside playing at the pool I’m scrolling through the latest news, but not just any news. No, I’m checking to see which K-Pop groups I like are having comebacks and bringing out new songs. One headline catches my eye: “PSY comes back to the K-Pop scene with his newest song: ‘Gangnam…

Digital Media – Boon or Bane?

Digital media has been lauded as a stepping stone in human interaction, connectivity, knowledge, and research.   Since the advent of the Internet, it has brought about countless new possibilities in our everyday life. For instance, social media platforms. Can one imagine how different our lives would be without sites like Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat?  Personally, my daily source of “entertainment” comes from…

Moon, Rose, Fish

As a linguist, I am fascinated by language. Communicating by combining separate sounds into larger parts and hereby creating something meaningful, with nothing but your voice, is magical to me. But we humans have our brain. A phenomenal organ, mysterious and impressive. It enables us to do what we do and be who we are. Sure, you need your speech organs to…

The future of the historian

May 2 1968 riots broke out in France. Demonstrations started at Paris University and soon spread all over the country, drawing in more students, factory workers, left-wing political parties and artists. Protests, occupations, strikes, barricades and marches against The Establishment and dominant ideologies like capitalism lasted for the rest of the month and had a major impact on French society. Maybe it…

Lost in digital connections

Into the digital era The digital media have changed our rhythms and styles of lives and today digital electronic devices play a crucial role in our societies. The ‘computational’ world is constantly overlapping the ‘physical world’, since analogue has been transformed into digital. There was a time when printing photos and having photo albums was such an exciting thing to do. I…