Language

Digital Discussions Episode 5

Episode 5: The Language of the Internet This the fith episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. . As the host of this episode, Cosima introduces a discussion about the the the evolution and history of language on the internet, jargon, slang, emojis, and the use of internet language as…

Digital Discussions Episode 4

Episode 4: Translation and Technology This the fourth episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. As the host of this episode with the help of an article named ‘Translation in the digital Age‘, Emma introduces a discussion about the difficulties and predicted future of translation, as well as it’s technological…

Plurilingual parliament, how does it work?

By Marcel Beentjes, student French language and culture Good morning everyone! Today I am going to talk about the European Parliament. I will first give you an introduction and after that I would like to focus on the communication in this parliament. I will finish with a comparison. So, what is the European Parliament? And what does it do? “The European Parliament…

‘im here to learn so :))))))’ – The exploitation of an AI *Trigger warning for the content of some images*

Some people may have heard of the short-lived existence of Microsoft’s AI chatbot called ‘Tay,’ others may have completely missed the event. The latter would come as no surprise, given that Tay was released on March 23rd of 2016 and was taken down the very same day. This artificial intelligence chatter bot was published on Twitter and was designed as a 19-year…

E – poetry and its cyber branches

“I’m just a squirrel looking for a nut You are a wizard harry I’m a what Glad to believe in #Jesus, He’s the best… From Fresno to Pomona fuck the rest” – By Pentametron (https://twitter.com/pentametron?lang=en) This may seem like a random compilation of Twitter posts that happen to rhyme and that is because they are. Well, the fact that they rhyme and…

extracting the quintessence.

And here we are: the last blogpost of my little journey into the field of language published in this semester. You are finally released! Almost!I would like to use this last post to provide you with a short recap and a reflection what we have explored during the last weeks. I was trying to raise your awareness but also interest in the…

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…