How does TikTok re-write the world?

The Gazing Machine

Lilian Stolk diving into TikTok’s machine learning recommendation algorithm.


What makes Facebook so powerful?

The Family Man as CEO: Mark Zuckerberg Instagram Analysis

In this article writer Kate Imbach analyses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Instagram account.

Kate Imbach is an American writer living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her work has appeared in¬†Quartz,¬†The Toronto Star,¬†FD Persoonlijk¬†and many other publications.¬†Previously, she worked at a number of technology startups in Boston and Silicon Valley.¬†¬†She completed a Master’s in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the New York University Writer’s Workshop in Paris in 2019.¬†

Thanks to Facebook…

An article that highlights the potential of Facebook’s platforms, including interviews with Lisa Gliederpuppe, The Kissenger Twins and an analysis of @calloutdutchartinstitutions


What does the increase in the use of facial recognition systems mean for our society?


How has the role of the internet changed in this time of self isolation?

When parents become meme-lovers

Hmm-friend Deborah Meibergen has been bombarded with Coronavirus-inspired memes by her parents. She shares her favorites.

Quiz: Corona Cribs

Over the past few weeks we got a glance into the homes of several TV stars. Guess which celebrity’s these cribs belong to.


What is a deepfake? And do these videos really destabilise our democracies?

A future scenario for deepfakes: personalised synthetic advertising

An image contribution by Lenka Hamosova.

Lenka is a design researcher and lecturer based in Prague. In her critical design practice, she embraces fiction and speculative approach in tackling ethical issues of the latest technological advancements and envisions the future scenarios of AI-generated synthetic media, transparency of visual communication and visual perception in the post-truth era. She regularly writes and lectures on the frictions in visual culture, design and architecture, organizes workshops and participates in several educational programmes. From 2020 she’s teaching Speculative Design at MA Future Design, Prague College.