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Lyrical Toxicity: The Rap World

In a study conducted by Italian music data company Musixmatch, it was concluded that around 1 in 47 words in rap songs are of profane nature, adding up to an average of 10 curse words per song. The closest following genre by profanity was heavy metal with an average of 1 in 352 words, an immense difference. What is this marriage between rap and…

Digital Discussions Episode 11

Episode 11: Christmas Special! This the eleventh episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, very overdue edition, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. As the host of this episode, Cosima starts us off with some interesting information on Saturnalia, the Ancient Roman version of Christmas. We continue with discussions on the Christmas Spirit, Christmas traditions, consumerist…

Digital Discussions Episode 10

Episode 10: Creative Bondage in Digital Phenomena This the tenth episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. As the host of this episode, Emma introduces a discussion about differences between ‘classical’ and digital in art, artspaces, artistic approval and artistic standards. How does art and it’s creation develop in the…

Two in one

For this blog post I will do two mini blogs posts. These topics were too short for a full post, so I will do both in one blog post. Antique VR The concept of VR seems to be something only achievable with current and future technology, however similar experiences already existed in the past. It isn’t as fancy as out VR headsets,…

You shouldn’t read this blog post

This title is a bit clickbaity, but it reflects the content of this blog post. It may be seem weird to write it like this but you will understand better this choice after you’ve skimmed through this following text: Firstly, that’s where I would add my own personal opinion that we have seen how many times that stuff has come from people…

Study of an internet artifact: Usis

This is the season of the year where students can enroll for courses from the second semester. Confusion and error messages spread through the Whatsapp groups. Courses feel like buried treasures buried under cryptic course numbers and walls of windows. The fact that there are different sessions or professors make everything more blurry. It doesn’t help that the Brightspace and Usis don’t…