All Posts

The Rise of Analog in a Digitized World

Digital media and technology have undoubtedly streamlined many aspects of life, such as communication, consumption of media, storage and spreading of information and automation. People can set up a Spotify account in 60 seconds flat and suddenly they have access to over 30 million songs that they can listen to using their desktops/laptops at home or their phone while on the go.…

Quitting Instagram as an addict

Ever since my first year at university, I have gotten into the habit of deleting my Instagram app from my phone during term time. Nonetheless, like every other toxic relationship, Instagram creeps its way back into my life during the holidays and once every couple of months. And like every toxic relationship, I let it in time and time again. Some have…

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…

The Digital Database and How It Affects Our Place in Society

One of the largest contributing factors in the evolution of society within the digital age is the use of digital databases and archives. The Internet, seen as the largest database accessible to the public, encompasses a multitude of online archives and directories. The database can from a literal sense be seen as a collection of data, organized and stored electronically, or as…