DH2019

EU’re a Bit of a Mess.

Cross my heart and hope to die, I was going to write something meaningful and thought-provoking for this blogpost. The surge in racist attacks on footballers’ social media is a worrying trend, and the professional footballing community’s calls for action from the platforms themselves is a topic worthy of its own essay. Alas, this week I’ve been gripped by the selfish urge…

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…

A Digital World prone to human weaknesses

Throughout history new developments have always brought new risks with them. New forms of transportation brought along new types of incidents, for instance car crashes. New weapons have brought new forms of destruction, most notably the atomic bomb. Nowadays the development of cyberspace within of our digital world is bringing about new dangers as well. Identity theft, online scamming, doxxing, blackmailing, and…

“Hacking” the Trash – Part 1

Striving towards freedom If you are anything like me: you love independence and hate being dependent on other people. Furthermore, if you have been a student, living in a bigger city, you probably are familiar with the concept of sharing a house with multiple people or even the landlord him-/herself. Well, in my current living situation I share a house with four…

Good Morning & Good Night: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Little Pep Talks” for the Twittersphere

The endless noise of the Twitter timeline can be a bit much, to say the least. From the latest inane statement of a world leader (these days, they’re a dime a dozen) to friends’ horrified reactions to a live-action adaptation’s movie trailer (and in 2019, you have your pick of those too), a mere scroll through one’s timeline can elicit an entire…

Digital Milestones

Here is the somewhat interactive timeline I created using http://timeline.knightlab.com/ showing all of my digital milestones. It was fun to look back and to see how my relationship with all things digital has developed over the years.