Introduction

Can alternative platforms fix the internet?

Embracing Constraint

Margarita Osipian interviews Soyun Park on her creative use of Big Tech tools.

Korean makeup tutorial

Soyun Park creates a Korean makeup tutorial with a twist.

Soyun Park is a multidisciplinary artist and designer living in The Hague. She is also a founder of RGBdog, a studio bridging technology, and sound with visual arts. Park is interested in the question of how technology influences human functioning, from the individual level (physical movement and relationships) to the social level (architecture and politics). Often in collaboration with sound artists, her work takes the shape of videos, installations, and audiovisual performances. By making use of new media and technology, Park’s work investigates the border between the digital world and reality, which is getting thinner every day.

Mastodon explained

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

Reclaiming Power

A list of artists that move outside of the typical use of a certain platforms.

Introduction

How does TikTok re-write the world?

The Gazing Machine

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

The Great American Meme Off – Democrats vs. Trumpists on TikTok

Josephine Oettle exploring how the 2020 US elections shaped the new meme war on TikTok.

Josephine Oettle is a freelance writer and communication specialist, who completed her master’s degree in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam in 2020. As a researcher in new media and digital culture, she specializes on TikTok, popular & youth culture and (political) subcultures online.

Perfect Sync: Mapping TikToks through video collage

Sjef van Beers creating video collages to map the world of TikTok.

Sjef van Beers is an artist whose work focuses on technology and the internet. He looks for loopholes in the digital media we use on a daily basis to dissect and rearrange them. 

Introduction

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

Introduction

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