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Digital Discussions Episode 10

Episode 10: Creative Bondage in Digital Phenomena This the tenth 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, Emma introduces a discussion about differences between ‘classical’ and digital in art, artspaces, artistic approval and artistic standards. How does art and it’s creation develop in the…

Digital Discussions Episode 8

Episode 8: Parasimp This the eighth 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 brings up the now well-discussed topic of parasocial relationships. We discuss our own favourite parasocial relationships, their possible harmful or helpful aspects and how it should be defined in these…

Would you want to hack your body?

While working on a podcast – “Are we opening a Pandora’s box with at-home DNA tests?” I came across before unheard term that intrigues me – biohacking. I found out about it and got my first impression from the Netflix mini-documentary series Unnatural Selection that aims to enlighten viewers about advancements in the making of gene engineering technologies. So firstly, what is…

Digital Communities: A Pandemic Era Lifeline

In April of this year, Nintendo unveiled Animal Crossing: New Horizons for its highly popular Switch console. A revamped version of its series, Animal Crossing can be best described as a “social simulation game” that revolves around a players character interacting with the digital environment, constructing the island they inhabit, making friends, visiting others and typically being an engaged member of a…

Online Communities

Have you ever looked at a meme or post while scrolling on facebook or instagram or whatever it is that cool kids use these days and thought “OMG, I’m not the only one!!” or “I relate to that so much!!!”. It has happened with me more than I can count. Whenever I look at these posts, I feel a sense of a…