Mastodon explained

During The Hmm ON Alternative Platforms Roel Roscam Abbing & Aymeric Mansoux told us about Mastodon, on Mastodon. … Read More

Introduction

How does TikTok re-write the world?… Read More

The Gazing Machine

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

From #witchtok to #mushroomtok: Marieke Kuypers’ favourite TikTok niches

Marieke Kuypers’ exploring the many different sides of TikTok… Read More

Introduction

What makes Facebook so powerful?… Read More

Why we’re the French fries in Facebook’s fast food restaurant

Lilian Stolk interviews internet policy consultant Joe McNamee on Facebook’s content moderation.… Read More

The Family Man as CEO: Mark Zuckerberg Instagram Analysis

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

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… Read More

Introduction

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

Can AR filters protect us against facial recognition technology?

In this article Lilian Stolk is questioning if the tool that obscures our faces is also protecting us against facial recognition systems.… Read More

Ouch faces: how facial recognition could be valuable

An interview about how facial recognition technology could bring something good to humanity, with multidisciplinary researcher Emily West.… Read More

Introduction

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

Life after lockdown: Do we have to give up our privacy for public health?

An interview about privacy, surveillance and the Corona-app with Lotte Houwing from Bits of Freedom… Read More

Jitsi? Zoom? Twitch? We set out to find the best platform for online cultural events.

Our findings of the live stream experiment we did on 29 April 2020… Read More

Bored in the House: self-isolation on TikTok

Sjef van Beers’ favorite TikTok collection in this period of self-isolation.… Read More

When parents become meme-lovers

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

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.… Read More

Introduction

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

If deepfakes are a threat, this is it: A feminist perspective on the impact of deepfake pornography.

An essay providing a feminist perfective on deepfake porn by Lilian Stolk. What is the impact of deepfake porn on the position of women?… Read More

A future scenario for deepfakes: personalised synthetic advertising

An image contribution by Lenka Hamosova.… Read More

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.