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Zoom-free Fridays for all!

30th April 2021

We are all feeling Zoom fatigue – maybe it’s time to take a break. One thing we can say for certain is that Zoom has been the saving grace of this pandemic. It has allowed us to continue to live a somewhat normal life whether that is studying, working, or socialising. However, over a year ...


Portrait of a lady online

30th April 2021

A girl comes of age on the internet. Overgrown e-boy Elon Musk says: “We’re already a cyborg… You have a digital version of yourself, a partial version of yourself online in the form of your emails, your social media, and all the things that you do.” This horcrux-ing of our souls has created digital distillations ...


Glasgow Film Festival drew more than 37,000 views for 2021 virtual programme

28th March 2021

10 world premieres, three European premieres and 49 UK premieres took place with Sweetheart declared the winner of their audience award. The Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) celebrated its 17th annual event, after its introduction in 2005.  Audiences from all across the United Kingdom tuned in online to the 17th edition of the nationally loved festival, ...


Is there power in arm-chair activism?

18th March 2021

Is it fair to suggest that all online activism is performative? The term “slacktivism” is defined as “the practice of supporting a political or social cause by means such as social media or online petitions characterised as involving very little effort or commitment” with “the main purpose of boosting the egos of participants in the ...


Social media: communications champion or devil in disguise?

16th March 2021

Leanne Yule writes about how social media has its benefits as well as drawbacks, especially when it comes to communicating during Covid. Social media and I have always had an on again / off again relationship. Every year or so, I go through a phase where I read new scientific research confirming how bad social ...


The age of the online viewing room

14th March 2021

 Archie Gibbs dissects the remote gallery experience. More on the “hate it” side of the marmite pendulum, the online viewing room (OVR) seems an inescapable, yet necessary, evil. Deputising the in-person exhibition which is currently on an intermittent hiatus, I do foresee a future for this distributive method stretching beyond the pandemic. A decentralised, easily ...


Sign of the Times: The Environment and Covid Through Art exhibition

14th March 2021

Interview with Belen De Bacco, exhibition curator and secretary of Glasgow University Art Appreciation Society. After having to be cancelled last year, Glasgow University Art Appreciation Society’s (GUAAS) annual exhibition is back. Making use of the latest software, the exhibition, Sign of the Times: The Environment and Covid Through Art, which presents the work of ...


Tales from Zoomiversity

12th March 2021

Zoom university may have gotten off to a rocky start for most, but you can’t deny that it’s given us some good stories. I rather like university classes online – or Zoomiversity, as it’s affectionately termed. Sure, these new learning methods have come with an overwhelming sense of isolation, frustration, and a crushing sense of ...


Working hard or hardly working?

12th March 2021

With everything online now, how are we meant to prepare for the working world without hands-on work experience? It’s been almost a year since the pandemic started and lockdown became our way of life. Yet, time goes on and another academic year has gone by with it, making some of us approach the final years ...


The delights and dangers of internet communities

13th February 2021

From AOL to Tumblr and now TikTok, internet communities take all forms. Throughout history, people have formed communities based on a common interest – similar jobs, shared culture, or even supporting the same football team. In the age of the Internet, the idea of community has divulged into something virtual and can now span continents ...