Everyone loves Spotify. And how could you not? The concept of listening to whatever music you feel like, whenever you feel like it and however much you want to for a fixed monthly fee has become so popular that the number of worldwide subscribers has skyrocketed over the past few
Category: 41st Edition – (Mis)Information
A Stark Case of Propaganda
When we think of propaganda, we often think of posters urging the nation’s citizens to join the war efforts, or we picture it as a manipulating instrument of totalitarian regimes. But what if propaganda is James Bond’s oldest gadget? What if it is a glitch in Iron Man’s suit? The
The Box (Poem)
Hello there! We’re glad to see you,Make yourselves comfortable, folks, It’s us, your old and trusted friends, The voices from the box. Together, we’ve been through a lot, Those football nights and tears of joy, Your children love the magic box, So does that silly wife of yours! It’s been
For Whom the Bell Tolls
September 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers that triggered the most destructive financial and economic crisis of the last 80 years. One of the most powerful US investment banks at the time collapsed in a handful of days. Meanwhile, not long before its filing for
What’s that app doing?
Whatsapp’s immense popularity in India has resulted in widespread misinformation. What can one make of this?
The Social Network of Ethnic Conflict
Social media is a place where you will find anything ranging from a passively nihilistic moth meme– to rallying people into committing violence. The latter is slightly more concerning. How does one go about drawing a line here? Surely, social media platforms extend a certain responsibility when it comes to
Lying and misinterpretation. These are the things you think of first when you hear the concept of misinformation. However, if you take a different approach it could be said that misinformation does not come from being dishonest, but rather from an excessive amount of information. Media Expansion A few
Mis(sed) Information: Who killed Father Christmas? We Did!
Did you know that Christmas was banned in Berlin in 2013? And have you heard about that time when immigrants looted a Christmas tree in a Western shopping center? No? But surely you must know about the Swedish law that bans Christmas lights to avoid angering Muslim refugees. Still not
Lost in Translation
Walking through Malmö, you can hear a mix of different languages. The same counts for international congresses, parliaments, round tables, etc. Did you ever think about the information you miss out on because you do not understand the people’s native language. Of course there is the possibility of translation, but what