Digitalization

Digitization, seniors and corona

By Marcel Beentjes, student French language and culture Are you that family person who helps your grand parents or your uncle who doesn’t really know how a computer works? If that’s the case, you often see the difficulties they have when using a computer, smart phone or tablet. There’s a difference between the generations in how they are digitized. And that’s logical…

Digital Discussions

Pilot Episode This the pilot episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. In this episode, Cosima introduces a discussion about the advantages and disadvantage of the digitilization of humanities. In future episodes, we’re going to rotate the role of host that introduces a topic and a discussion around it with…

Is the Evolution of the Digital World Making Us More Dependent?

– Bhumika Gupta A few days ago, my grandmother came to visit me and I showed her the latest gadget in my collection, an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot. This nifty little device can do anything for you, from playing music, to fetching the news headlines, to even telling you jokes. My grandmother, a sixty-something-year-old lady, was amazed by this technology. She could…

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…

‘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…

Eye-Tracking: Identifying Criminals to Sexual Orientation

I wanted to end my blog posts with a nice overview of what I have been up to, what my focuses were in the past blogs and connect them all under one umbrella, however, as you will see while reading further, I decided to go with something else. I have been focusing on different digital tools, smart technologies that are increasingly being implemented…