Tag: DH2019

Dystopian future? The neoliberalisation of privacy in a digital age

The 2018 Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal has led many people to become more conscious about privacy concerns and how much of our personal information is being collected and sold by social media corporations. But are we as individuals actually capable to protect our online privacy, or is this an issue that can only be addressed in collective regulations? The story of how…

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…

“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…

Syrian Civil war

It is not a secret that many people in Germany are afraid of the refugee flow. They are afraid of refugees taking away their jobs and then eventually the German population as we know it will cease to exist. They are afraid of the Isis who might invade with the refugee flow. They are afraid that the clash of different religions entails…

Let’s (try to) Create a Video Game

Let’s (try to) create a video game How will I earn the ten points for the Digital Media, Culture and Society course? A question that all students of this course are working on. If you can write well, then the choice to make ten blogs is obvious. Maybe you have had a YouTube channel in the past (or in the present) and…

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.