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Solid: The New Web?

There’s a new kid on the block and it’s not just any kid. A few day ago Sir Tim Berners-Lee, one of the co-founders* and also namegiver of the World Wide Web, wrote an open letter to the internet community, in which he announced a new platform called Solid.** Solid stands for Solid Linked Data and this name indicates that data and…

The rise of music streaming services

Since the rise of digital media, there have been many changes in our world and day to day life. Digital media has impacted our lives tremendously in ways we don’t realise. As an avid fan of music, I have seen and realised the multiple changes that have occurred in the music industry.  One obvious change is the medium in which people listen…

The recontextualization of knowledge

Digitalisation has reshaped the ways in which knowledge can be created and shared. The numerous possibilities that this digital world contains allow us to access information and engage with our heritage in a simple click. The approach to learning has altered as digital tools have transformed the consumption of knowledge as well as the poduction of knowledge. Whatever research you are doing it…

Digital Media-Liberation of Cultural Contact

Avengers, Fantastic Beasts, Incredibles. These are the most popular movies in Korea for the past few months. As we can see, the development of media has allowed different cultures to contact and merge. As liberation of time and space of culture has happened, communication between cultures is now inevitable. A good example would be Youtube channels that focuses on introducing foreign cultures.…

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…