The Creativity Aspect of Video Games? A Question of Genre

This post will provide an overview of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer’s idea of the ‘Culture Industry’, before going onto to argue that video games may not wholly fit this term’s description, despite being part of modern-day consumer culture. The ‘Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception’ is a chapter in a book called Dialectic ofContinue reading “The Creativity Aspect of Video Games? A Question of Genre”

Navigating Palestinian (in)visibility through film

By Mari Jones My dissertation findings will emerge from the analysis of two documentary films on women in Palestine, and will aim to discuss the political implications of film analysis as a research method. This blog post maps out the history of film use in Palestine more broadly and introduces the political philosophy of JacquesContinue reading “Navigating Palestinian (in)visibility through film”

Is Instagram a simulation of reality?

By Claudia Carter The focus of this piece is to examine and investigate how Jean Baudrillard’s work help us reimagine/rethink the world around us? Baudrillard’s theoretical orientations act to question reality and his concepts suggest that there is nothing, only illusions. He uses Disneyland as his example when discuss simulation because the fantasy it createsContinue reading “Is Instagram a simulation of reality?”