digital

Sociological theories and zeitgeist: will there be a new generation of silence?

Sociological topics are a tricky business when it comes to describing our current generation or social features around us. Why? We are still being deeply affected from whatever defines our generations, and yet we can clearly draw a sketch of the way we used to live decades ago. Wherease it is easier for us to…

hashtags

Hashtag or Mot-Dièse: adopting or adapting? New words and the translation issue

New words come to life everyday. Without realising it, we welcome, use and throw away thousands loads of words in our written and spoken communication. Most of these are forged in the internet universe, the global grid in which we all live nowadays. The example of the term ‘hashtag‘ is absolutely representative of such trend.…

rewriting

Rewriting the past: a contemporary need?

Recently came the news that “Pride and Prejudice” and other all-time classics would be receiving an erotic makeover. But I’m sure you’ve seen advertisement around, or happened to see these weird pictures of a nineteenth century woman with a zombie look too. Well, it’s the book cover of a series of parodies ranging from “Pride…