Television

Podcast: #DigitalOptimists with Stefan Buijsman (Artificial Intelligence Art Episode)

Stefan and I are discussing whether Artificial Intelligence can be considered a threat to artists and the art world, deep fakes and whether they will be able to influence news and the way we perceive information and whether AI will develop enough to fight with misinformation that the AI itself creates. More about Stefan Buijsman:

You’ll close your eyes to the pictures, the memories and eventually the facts

Since the existence of image-based journalism and the overall rise in various media formats, we have become oversaturated with images. This in itself does not have to be viewed as a negative development in society. Much good has come from the advent of new media. People learn of different cultures and explore ever-changing forms of entertainment. With globalization working hand in hand…

Will traditional media cease to exist?

For this last blog post I was inspired by our assigned presentation, for which I chose to examine the future of traditional media. The subject has way too many layers to solely tackle through a twitter thread format with a limited number of characters. Though I must add, it was a delight to narrate the issue with shorter, more precise expressions given…

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…

From Love Letters To Smartphone Screens

In my first blog post, I mentioned that I am a tv-maniac who can watch series all day every day if possible. There is something about them that captures me, makes me question certain things from my real life and maybe even set expectations (which I know is not healthy 🙂 ). Besides all this, I think my favorite feature is transparency. …

Online streaming censorship in Turkey

This post entails the historical process of the Turkish entertainment industry, dealing mostly with the point where the streaming of TV series has gotten today. A true insight on factors like context and the medium is key to understand the censorship dynamics present in today’s Turkish entertainment scene. Turkey is renowned for a rapid and systematic production of TV series for nearly…

It Is Too Loud Outside

Humans Are Social Animals “We, as humans, are social animals.” This is a phrase that I have been hearing since middle school. I have learned that the need to belong is one of the core evolutionary needs which we seek to obtain in life. It covers a lot of explanations that underlie our behaviors such as following the trends, looking to make…

Remembrance

As a child, we’ve all looked up at the night sky, trying to count the stars. But even that tiny piece of sky was so filled with stars that we couldn’t count them. The human mind cannot even begin to comprehend how many stars there are, and how enormous our universe is. This is perhaps not the best metaphor, but to a…

Fragments

Fragmentation and risk taking Maffessoli observes that the idea of the ‘individual’ is in retreat and is suffering fragmentation; and that the individual Self seeks a more profound way of being and is returning to the support of larger groups – this Maffessoli describes as tribalism (italics my emphasis): “The heir of the culture of reason, of a history we can control…