DH2019

Caring of the Machines: Gender and Machines

This week’s blog post is a response to a comment left on my blogpost from last week; Fear of the Machines, mentioning another way in which Hollywood tends to depict A.I, namely as caring and nurturing, pointing to the movie Her (2013). coincidently, this also came up in some of the articles I read after making the blog post from two weeks…

I Have Scraped Our Blogs

Or at least attempted to do so My plan is to scrape all our blogs and run it through Python to see what our most frequent words are. They will most likely have something to do with privacy, safety or media. I am curious to find out what topics are most of interest to us. Since I did not know how to…

Writing history in the age of Big Data

Our age is truly the age of Big Data. Every day we tweet, write posts and upload photos to Facebook and Instagram and send messages through WhatsApp to keep in touch with our friends and relatives. While doing this, we might not be aware that we are constantly producing new data, thus only increasing the amount that is already out there. As…

What Does Our Facebook Profile Say About Us?

There are an immense amount of social media platforms current, probably we don’t even know about some of them. However, Facebook is probably the one that is never outdated. It has been there since my earliest recollection, my parents know about it and I do think that it will still be there as I get older and older. So, what can a…

We are all cyborgs (video + blogpost)

The video titled ‘We Are All Cyborgs’ is a short introduction and artistic interpretation of Donna Haraway’s ‘Cyborg Manifesto’ (1985). What is a cyborg you might ask? Well, as most of you are by now well aware a cyborg is defined as “a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device.” This means that each…

I am addicted to you

I actually wanted to write this blog about a new experience with video games due to a couple of reasons. First, the course will focus on video games for the next weeks and having played video games before might be helpful. Second, I would like to experience the aesthetic elements, especially the social component and see how social interactions differ or if…