Author page: Vy Dang

Decentralized social media: Yay or Nay?

As the anti-big tech sentiment pivoted in recent years, ensues efforts to curb their reigning influence and power. In late October this year, on top of minor and major investigations for the past year, EU lawmakers were reported to have been drafting a new legislative package. Expert has split views on this, yet they could guarantee this move will for better or…

[Pop-upTalk] – Social media, the problematic art scene, and the intimate experiences

On the 30th of October, the NRC published an article exposing the crimes of the artist Juliaan Anderweg. These convictions cover over 14 years of Anderweg committing sexual assault, rape, violence, stalking…etc., with over 80 victims standing in testimonies. The article has shaken the entire art field in the Netherlands. Insofar as the institutions, by working with Anderweg, have been condoning these…

[Video] THE ALGORITHMS: Does It Know What You Know and Do You Know What It Knows?

. Hope you guys do not mind a long video with crappy animation. Enjoy! . . References BBC News (4th June, 2020). K-pop fans drown out #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag. Janelle Shane (14th November, 2019). The danger of AI is weirder than you think. TED Talk Kelley Cotter (2019). Playing the Visibility Game: How Digital Influencers and Algorithms Negotiate Influence on Instagram. New Media…

The Yoga Simulator: My failed attempt at game design

The Yoga Simulator is a computer game where you can completely immerse yourself in a unique virtual yoga experience with Nikki-the dedicated yoga instructor. In her small but cozy yoga room, she will walk you through a 10-minute sequence of reviving yoga poses with great patience and a calm manner, in such a way that the synchronization between your real physical movements and hers…