A Certain Rapture: A Glimpse into the World of First-Person Walker Games

By Frederik van Dam

Published on: 5 July 2022

On Tuesday 7 June, the student association of the Arts and Culture Studies programme hosted a symposium on the relationship between art and pleasure. Invited to share a few thoughts, I thought I’d escape the confines of my home territory – literary studies – and talk about an art form that continues to exert a particular fascination, the art of videogames.

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The Arts: An Educational Review

By Edwin van Meerkerk

Published on: 21 June 2022

Education is, by definition, a future-oriented activity. Students learn to prepare themselves for the things to come. Teachers teach to help their students and contribute to tomorrow’s society. Whether one thinks that requires deep knowledge of traditions that give you a solid footing, or whether the future is seen as fundamentally incomparable to today’s society is immaterial: education deals with the future….

Video essay: Gunda (2020)

Tes Alma

Published on: 19 April 2022

In this video essay, made as part of the course Visual Culture, Tes Alma (3rd year ACW student) explores the post-anthropocentric dimensions of Victor Kossakovsky’s much praised documentary Gunda (2020).

Naar het Marius van Dokkum museum – of: hoe ik mezelf betrapte op snobisme

Door Maaike van Leendert

Published on: 25 March 2022

Begin februari, toen de wereld langzaam weer een beetje open ging, vertoefden mijn vriendin en ik een weekend in Harderwijk. Natuurlijk wilden we ook daar de onder de coronamaatregelen lijdende culturele sector steunen, dus brachten we op een regenachtige zondag een bezoek aan het Marius van Dokkum museum…

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