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Caring of the Machines: Gender and Machines

This week’s blog post is a response to a comment left on my blogpost from last week; Fear of the Machines, mentioning another way in which Hollywood tends to depict A.I, namely as caring and nurturing, pointing to the movie Her (2013). coincidently, this also came up in some of the articles I read after making the blog post from two weeks…

Fear of the Machines: Hollywood’s portrayal of A.Is

Last Friday I went to the cinema in the first time in forever, for a viewing of the most recent Terminator movie. As you probably know, the Terminator movie series tells the story of how the protagonist is being hunted by robots from a future in which an A.I gained consciousness and attempts to kill all humans. This 6th movie was not…

Job application: Social media manager

This week’s blog I want to dedicate to my own interaction with social media, as someone who has managed the social media for several organisations. A social media manager? Can’t anyone from our generation do this? Probably you can, but maybe not? It entirely depends on what type of organisation you are doing this for and what their audience is. I started…

The enviromental cost of the internet

Past weekend I had a discussion with my father about the climate march of the preceding Friday, I was talking about how the size of the march was simply impressive, and how it was quite inspiring to see so many people actively standing up to demand action on climate change. My father and I started to discuss what factors influence climate change…

Dystopian future? Who owns digital media and what does this mean for how we engage with it?

More and more of the media we consume is digital, where in the past someone who loves books might have had shelves full of them, nowadays most of those books might be stopped away in a single device, similar for movies and music, it is all being consumed through apps and websites. This raises some questions about ownership and rights to the…

Dystopian future? China’s social credit system and the surveillance state

Since the People’s Republic of China announced in 2014 that they will launch a new system that is supposed to make sure it’s citizens and corporations will become more trustworthy (as the China Daily has reported), it has been a hot topic of speculation among Western journalists that cover China of what this system will look like and how it will impact…

Dystopian future? The neoliberalisation of privacy in a digital age

The 2018 Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal has led many people to become more conscious about privacy concerns and how much of our personal information is being collected and sold by social media corporations. But are we as individuals actually capable to protect our online privacy, or is this an issue that can only be addressed in collective regulations? The story of how…