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New Media Art(ifically) Intelligent and Algorithmic? An Exploration into the Potential of the ‘New’ in AI and Algorithms as Producing Artworks

New Media Art(ifically) Intelligent and Algorithmic? An Exploration into the Potential of the ‘New’ in AI and Algorithms as Producing Artworks

A submission by Goran Kusić, Jeanelle Grech and Marthe van de Graaff Who doesn’t love an introduction? The notion that machines can mimic features of human cognition has intrigued the new media art world in recent years. During the...
“hello literally everyone”: A Case Study on Social Response to Facebook’s Infrastructure Disruption

“hello literally everyone”: A Case Study on Social Response to Facebook’s Infrastructure Disruption

 A submission by Shiyi (Annie) Zhou, Zarah Noorani, Niels Willemsen and Ayoub Samadi Facebook, now a common name in communication all over the world, faced a complete shutdown of services on October 4, 2021. This outage reflected on the...

Real Money on Virtual Items: A Visual Analysis of Fortnite Skins

Long gone are the days when video game players were a marginal bunch of nerds. Thanks to the proliferation of high speed internet connections to many households, online multiplayer gaming has taken off massively, which has led to a...
Analysing the Twitch Data Leak: possibilities, limitations and requirements

Analysing the Twitch Data Leak: possibilities, limitations and requirements

Introduction With the arrival of video game live streaming platforms, gaming has become a spectator form of entertainment. Live streaming lets players build an audience, brand, and income while streaming their game practices – often straight from their bedroom,...

How Online Slacktivism and White Saviorism Undermine Social Movements: KONY 2012 and Black Lives Matter

Amina Mohamed- aminanasree@gmail.com Geneviève Lemaire – lemaire.gen@gmail.com Miazia Schüler – miazia.schueler@student.uva.nl New Media Research Practices – WG4- 5 October 29, 2021 How Online Slacktivism and White Saviorism Undermine Social Movements: KONY 2012 and Black Lives Matter In the age...
The Red Pill Problem: Conducting a visual network graph analysis using Gephi on Red Pill and Blue Pill Search Queries on YouTube.

The Red Pill Problem: Conducting a visual network graph analysis using Gephi on Red Pill and Blue Pill Search Queries on YouTube.

Alexander Teggin, Emilie Schwantzer, Son Nguyen. Keywords: Network Graph Analysis, Gephi, YouTube, Red Pill, Social Network Abstract During the last few years, the Red Pill movement has established strongholds on Youtube through a network of diverse channels promoting content...
YourTube: A Project to Detect the Bias Within the YouTube Algorithm

YourTube: A Project to Detect the Bias Within the YouTube Algorithm

The YouTube recommender algorithm may be influencing your life more than you know. We might have a solution for that. A project by: Dilara Akdemir, Betsy Brossman, Gaurika Chaturvedi, and Noyan Er Introduction On YouTube, amateurs and professionals are...
Copyright Infringements: Exploring Fair Use Policies on YouTube

Copyright Infringements: Exploring Fair Use Policies on YouTube

Abstract  Copyright infringement and fair use are critical issues for YouTube creators, especially ones who primarily work with content they do not own. This research investigates how copyright is understood and navigated by YouTube creators from the genre of...
“Do fans also like…”? — in what ways do big artists profit from Spotify’s recommendation system

“Do fans also like…”? — in what ways do big artists profit from Spotify’s recommendation system

WG1 – 7 In recent years streaming services have exponentially grown in their popularity. Streaming services like Netflix and Spotify have amassed large numbers of users, making them some of the most well-known platforms to date. Especially for music,...
Shaping Data Cities: the consequences of governmental institutions outsourcing urban planning processes to privatized data companies

Shaping Data Cities: the consequences of governmental institutions outsourcing urban planning processes to privatized data companies

Cityswipe – a public participation platform in urban planning More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, thus the debates that revolve around this topic are of primary importance for a sustainable future. The concept for smart...
Out for A Battle on Instagram: How Chinese trolls Prompt Nationalism with Memes

Out for A Battle on Instagram: How Chinese trolls Prompt Nationalism with Memes

The enriched interfaces and affordances of digital media platforms have enabled people’s online practice and expression to become more creative than ever before. Much like what Schneider (2021) points out, nationalist messages now also tend to be “communicated visually”,...
“I’m addicted to you, don’t you know that you’re Toxic?”

“I’m addicted to you, don’t you know that you’re Toxic?”

On the 5th of October 2021, Britney Spears posted a video much like the ones of the past two years — standing in front of the camera, looking up and dancing.

‘The platformization of the music industry, influenced by TikTok’

Social media has been critical in providing information. The media object under review is TikTok, which seems to have all focus shifted to its platform. Launched in 2018, TikTok joined the ranks of social media giants in record time,...
DECENTRALISED ECONOMY: WHEN NFTs MERGE INTO INSTAGRAM

DECENTRALISED ECONOMY: WHEN NFTs MERGE INTO INSTAGRAM

With the creation of Web 2.0 and its opportunities for user-generated content as well as participatory culture, many social and cultural changes have been implemented. Platformization has changed the dynamics of digital infrastructures and economic processes for good and...
The Paradox of Digital Infrastructures: Polarization vs Unification on Unjected

The Paradox of Digital Infrastructures: Polarization vs Unification on Unjected

This research paper considered the app Unjected from the perspective of both margins as methods and infrastructure studies. It showcases how the affordances of the app allow for the strengthening of the unvaccinated community while at the same...

Touched Through a Screen: Digital Intimacy on Twitter and OnlyFans

By Wen Hsiao, Rachel Steele, and Louis Weber Keywords: Affordances, Algorithm, Digital Intimacy, Digital Sex Work, and Platformization 1. Introduction On the internet, everyone and everything is just a click away. In the times of coronavirus, there is more...
True Crime TikTok: Affording Criminal Investigation and Media Visibility in the Gabby Petito Case

True Crime TikTok: Affording Criminal Investigation and Media Visibility in the Gabby Petito Case

By: Gabrielle Aguilar, Sofia Ompolasvili, Luisa Garcia Amaya, and Sophie Kerstens On July 2, 2021, micro-influencer Gabby Petito set out on a cross-country road trip across the United States with her fiancé Brian Laundrie. Along the way, Petito hoped...
Moving Money: A Comparative Infrastructural Analysis and the Impact of Trust

Moving Money: A Comparative Infrastructural Analysis and the Impact of Trust

Abtract By making infrastructure visible, we are able to see clearly how it shapes our environment and our experiences of it. This paper examines how policies and regulations, just as much as the technical backbone of payment applications, act...
Bumble Without Gender: A Speculative Approach to Dating Apps Without Data Bias

Bumble Without Gender: A Speculative Approach to Dating Apps Without Data Bias

By Chloë Arkenbout, Joseph O’Malley, Abraham Oyewo and Olta Parai Bumble brands itself as feminist and revolutionary. However, its feminism is not intersectional. Apart from the fact that they present women making the first move as revolutionary while it...
Fansub apocalypse: How copyright protection laws deprive Chinese fans from accessing non-Chinese content

Fansub apocalypse: How copyright protection laws deprive Chinese fans from accessing non-Chinese content

Chan Ji, Adam Kouki, Linxin Liu Keywords: #Fansub#人人影视#Chinacensorship#Streaming In February 2021, the Chinese government cracked down on Renren—a platform that provides more than 8 million users with community produced subtitled versions of foreign films and TV-shows (hereafter: fansubs). The...
Like for Pt. 2: Misinformation and Self-Diagnosis of ADHD on TikTok

Like for Pt. 2: Misinformation and Self-Diagnosis of ADHD on TikTok

Rachel Solis – 13900811 Mariana Vieira – 13151495 Anna Belosterkovskaya – 13454293 Alyssa Gehasse – 14050552 Introduction As social media companies fight to stay relevant, TikTok has emerged as one of the top platforms for the younger generations. Their...
Analyzing Black Lives Matter Infographics on Instagram: Instactivism or Real Impact?

Analyzing Black Lives Matter Infographics on Instagram: Instactivism or Real Impact?

Assignment A2 New Media Research Practices WG3, group 10 Group Members: Joey Schreuders Chenjie ZhangHanyu Cheng Yasmine Ben Abdessalem Word Counts: 2750 Introduction The burgeoning use of social media platforms with digital tools and visualization techniques is central to...
Alternative for Who? Investigating Public Opinion on Alternative Platforms

Alternative for Who? Investigating Public Opinion on Alternative Platforms

By Tristan Bannerman, Amie Galbraith, and Natalie Kerby While monopoly power is growing in tech, so is the public consciousness of the inner workings of large platforms. A growing movement of alternative platforms could hold the potential answer to...

Effective Marriage Points – four Tips For a prospering Marriage

There are many good marriage tips that may assist you have a normal relationship using your spouse. Many people feel that their loved one is like these people. But it could not always the situation. In fact , research...